Colleges cut work hours to duck Obamacare

More colleges are limiting adjuncts’ work hours to avoid Obamacare’s insurance mandates. Some colleges now require adjuncts to report the hours they spend preparing for lessons and grading papers. Those who go over the 29-hour weekly limit risk losing their jobs.

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  1. That makes me literally sick… The Affordable Care Act (aka ‘Obamacare’) is going to kill this economy and force millions of people into poverty. Sickening.

  2. Richard Aubrey says:

    Schadenfreude is a guilty pleasure and not particularly noble.
    But I wonder who those folks voted for, twice.

  3. What they should write in the granite above at least one of President Obama’s two Presidential Libraries (he’s supposed to be getting two, one in Chicago, and another in Honolulu; thus is a perk of being the first black President, I suppose) is the expression “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” Obamacare is EXACTLY that.

  4. Charles R. Williams says:

    Richard, adjuncts are not as monolithically leftist as tenured faculty.

    This is an entirely predictable consequence of Obamacare but its supporters will blame the evil institutions that do what they have to do to survive. It gets worse. Just wait.

    • Richard Aubrey says:

      My wife was an adjunct for a while. There were many differences, one being adjuncts were usually certified HS teachers as well. Their classes filled quickly because The Word was that you would learn what you needed to know in their classes. The professors were pretty snotty about it. The profs were also juvenile in their feuds and unprofessional–sometimes–in their class work.
      When my wife went back to high school, she was relieved. I ran into her U dept chairman who inquired how she was doing. “Culture change,” I said. He nodded sympathetically. “Her colleagues are uniformly friendly and helpful.” Somehow that got back to the department.
      All of which said, and I partied with the department from time to time as Mr. Professor Aubrey, one can be to the right of professors without being even the slightest conservative. HS teachers–which accounts for the background of a number of adjuncts–are not notably conservative.
      And if they’re PhDs without fulltime work, or PhD candidates, or Masters-plus without real world grounding, they’re not much different from the full profs or tenured guys.
      So, yeah, adjuncts may not vote 95% for zero, but maybe 85%.