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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 05:07 AM

 

Remember how increased productivity was supposed to reduce working hours? Well we got our wish.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/part-time-life-hours-shrink-142806402.html

But after nearly five years at Fresh & Easy, she remains a part-time worker despite her desire to work full-time. In fact, all 22 employees at her store are part-time except for the five managers.

She earns $10.90 an hour, and with workweeks averaging 28 hours, her yearly pay equals $16,500. “I can’t live on this,” said Ms. Hardin, who is single. “It’s almost impossible.”

While there have always been part-time workers, especially at restaurants and retailers, employers today rely on them far more than before as they seek to cut costs and align staffing to customer traffic. This trend has frustrated millions of Americans who want to work full-time, reducing their pay and benefits.

“Over the past two decades, many major retailers went from a quotient of 70 to 80 percent full-time to at least 70 percent part-time across the industry,” said Burt P. Flickinger III, managing director of the Strategic Resource Group, a retail consulting firm.


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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 06:21 AM

1. wasn't supposed to work quite like this, however. we were all supposed to have jet cars & time

 

& money to pursue the finer things in life.

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 06:28 AM

2. We got played from the get-go.

 

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