I work 32-45 hours a week, but they classify me as ‘part-time’ to avoid giving me any benefits. The only people considered ‘full time’ employees are managers. Sales associates like me aren’t eligible for paid time off, heath benefits, or even paid sick days. So when I am forced to call in sick, I lose out on my paycheck. Since my employer doesn’t provide me with health benefits I have to rely on Medicaid.