Maeglin (maeglin73) wrote,

Once again, not gonna do it...

While I'm all about speaking with your wallet, I'm also aware that most businesses in a franchise are in fact locally owned and it would be local people being hurt most by a boycott. That's the main reason I didn't join in on the Chick-Fil-A boycott when its CEO proclaimed his bigotry.

In the case of the PPACA protests among franchise CEOs, depending on how the ownership share works out, the franchise locations owned by a particular franchisee are an individual business. How many locations a person actually owns and how many full-time employees there are among them is the factor that determines whether the PPACA mandate applies (based on my reading, anyway), not the total number of full-timers in all franchise locations nationwide.

Because of that, I likely won't be joining in on the boycott this time, either. If John Schnatter actually convinces franchisees to cut employee hours instead of bumping prices by a few cents per pizza, for example (something they have at least a year to hash out), I'll help compensate for their greed by increasing my tip to the driver.
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