According to your story, it sounds much more like it's that employer who hates the middle class, assuming that that employee is still a member of the middle class. Isn't it the employer who is working that employee to death, and who will throw him out as soon as he gets sick, without a though about anything but his own profit?
I'm sure this wasn't "reported" on Fox News For Inbred Chumps but the first companies that did this are already apologizing to their own investors for it.
(Hint: Chain Restaurants have never been very good people to work for regardless.)
December 5, 2012
NEW YORK -- The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster says it won't bump any full-time workers down to part-time status, after its tests aimed at limiting health care costs resulted in a publicity backlash that took a bite out of sales.
At the same time, Darden Restaurants Inc. isn't ruling out relying more heavily on part-timers over the long haul.
The company, based in Orlando, Fla., is set to announce Thursday that none of its current full-time employees will have their status changed as a result of the new regulations. The move will come just two days after the company lowered its profit outlook for the year, citing failed promotions and negative publicity from its tests that used more part-time employees.