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bd2999

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Kev Agent of The Shadow

Location: Fair Oaks CA aka Rivendell
Member Since: Tue Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2,702
Subj: I really do not understand the lack of empathy...
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 at 04:00:52 pm EST (Viewed 191 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I'm milking the federal government's tit right now
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 at 07:47:08 pm EST (Viewed 231 times)

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I'm with Treasury and am enjoying the break.

Every time I see another Federal Employee go on the news and moan they didn't get their paycheck (some of them started before the bi-weekly paychecks were even due BTW) I shout at the TV, "Shut up and don't draw any attention to us, we've got a good thing going."

They will (retroactively) pay me to have slept in, gone to the gym in daylight hours, get chores done around the house, and read books. As far as I'm concerned, keep me shut down through the end of February I could use the break.

Oh BTW It appears we are also accruing leave while on furlough. So for every two weeks we're furloughed I will "earn" a day of vacation.

People are hurting but really they're Government Contractors and not Federal Employees. Honestly I don't have much sympathy for them as I'm against privatization of the Government jobs anyway. Oddly it's the Republicans who have always advocated privatization and suddenly they've turned their backs on the Contractors. Strange times indeed.

I mean to each their own, but even if you just consider that about half of the people are being forced to work without pay. One would think you would be a little more considerate.

I would hardly considerate a vacation if it was draining my savings account for no reason. It is good that you and HT are having a grand old time but most federal workers, based on polling, are not agreeing with you too much.

The longer it goes, the worse it will be.




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