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Papa John's CEO John Schnatter Says Company Will Reduce Workers' Hours In Response To Obamacare

10:14 pm - 11/09/2012

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In the wake of President Obama's reelection, one CEO is doubling down on his criticisms of Obamacare.

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter said he plans on passing the costs of health care reform to his business onto his workers. Schnatter said he will likely reduce workers’ hours, as a result of President Obama's reelection, the Naples News reports. Schnatter made headlines over the summer when he told shareholders that the cost of a Papa John’s pizza will increase by between 11 and 14 cents due to Obamacare.

"I got in a bunch of trouble for this," he said, referring to the comments he made in August, according to Naples News. "That's what you do, is you pass on costs. Unfortunately, I don't think people know what they're going to pay for this."

Schnatter went on to say he's neither in support of, nor against the Affordable Care Act, even admitting that "the good news is 100 percent of the population is going to have health insurance.” But he’s not the only one in the chain restaurant industry to admit that workers hours may be reduced, since Obamacare mandates that only employees that work more than 30 hours per week are covered under their employers health insurance plan. For example, Darden restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, has already experimented with reducing workers hours in anticipation of the legislation.

Others have responded to the added costs of Obamacare more harshly, includingApplebee's which has said it won’t hire new workers because of the law. Just this week, a Georgia business owner also claimed he cut employees due to Obamacareand in fact had specifically laid off those who he thought had voted for President Obama.


Welp, yet another reason to patronize my local pizza place (that and their pizza isn't total shit...Go Amante is Seattle!) Also, yeah--I realy believe that this douchcanoe is totally neutral on Obamacare. Riiiiight.
arisma 10th-Nov-2012 03:58 pm (UTC)

Location: Stonegate Road, Louisville, KY
Square Feet: 40,000

This 40,000 square foot mega-mansion is owned by John Schnatter. Schnatter is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Papa John's pizza chain. The castle-like mansion was designed by Don Evans, and Orlando architect. It also has a multilevel subterranean garage with 22 parking spaces, an office for valet parking, a built-in car wash and a giant motorized turntable to help move limousines. It is divided into 14 parking spaces for the family on one level and eight spaces for guests on another, with an elevator between the two floors. John had a net worth of $402.6 million back in 2006, a figure that has definitely risen over recent years.
bowling_otaku 10th-Nov-2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Ugh. So he's going to reduce his employees' hours while he lives in a fucking mansion. This guy. :|
arisma 10th-Nov-2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
Not even just a mansion, a grossly exorbitant one.

(I was just about to edit in a smaller picture! Hopefully this won't wonkify anyone's layouts.)
skittish_derby 10th-Nov-2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
but, but.. he worked really hard for all that money and bootstraps!
new_wave_witch 10th-Nov-2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Pizza Batman, you're a major douche.
veracity 10th-Nov-2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
...if he has 40,000 sq ft, I say we all take over the rooms and closets. You know the master closet has to be the size of a small one-bedroom/studio apartment. And probably more than one closet in that master. A his and hers. Cause it's like 15x the compound of Lisa Vanderpump's former house.

Edited at 2012-11-10 04:33 pm (UTC)
angi_is_altered 10th-Nov-2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
So he can afford the bills on this but can't pay his employees?! What an asshole!
rkt 10th-Nov-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
thank you. i was trying to figure out how to pull the facebook thing over to here.

can't wait for nytimes to profile him on how hard it is to be rich
keeperofthekeys 10th-Nov-2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
But he earned that, guys. It's not like his employees had anything to do with the success of his business.
bushy_brow 10th-Nov-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
romp 11th-Nov-2012 08:28 am (UTC)
He *built* it!
bestdaywelived 10th-Nov-2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
I have no problem with financial success. That's disgusting, though ... that building could house 45 people.
amyura 10th-Nov-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
More than that. My house is small, but my family of four fits comfortably into 1400 square feet. His place is 30 times that much, so more like over 100 people.
bestdaywelived 10th-Nov-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
WOW. I am bad at judging appropriate space because I've always lived in apartments and grew up in a trailer, but that's really, really gross.

I bet he calls himself a Christian, too.
celtic_thistle 10th-Nov-2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
This sort of shit right here is a prime example of what will lead to the next French Revolution. This douchebag, oh my god.
darth_eldritch 11th-Nov-2012 12:03 am (UTC)

My dad has always said that there will be a battle between the haves and have nots.
piratesswoop 11th-Nov-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Me too, an underground garage in the sims would be kind of badass.
abiding 11th-Nov-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Wow, what a fucking douche.
deathbytamarind 11th-Nov-2012 01:08 am (UTC)
As much as this incredibly wasteful display of wealth and excess annoys and saddens me...

...is that a house with a fucking moat? Because it would be kinda cool to live in a house with a moat.
msdevin92 11th-Nov-2012 02:38 am (UTC)
caterfree10 11th-Nov-2012 04:17 am (UTC)
HOLY SHIT, I remember passing this mansion on the way to Ichthus YEARS ago! and called it a castle lol I always wondered who owned that! //middle school mindblown

But, er, OT, damn if he has enough money to maintain this shit, he should have MORE than enough to fucking pay for his employee's healthcare, jfc. What a dick.
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