Furlough, Can You Go

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Furlough, Can You Go

Postby Flack » January 20th, 2018, 9:01 am

Blog Title: Furlough, Can You Go
Blog Link: http://www.robohara.com/?p=10974
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:07:45 +0000

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For the second time in five years, Susan and I have been furloughed.

What that means is, until a budget is passed by congress, all non-essential federal employees — that’s us — are prohibited from working and will not get paid until the furlough is over. We can’t even volunteer to work for free.

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Re: Furlough, Can You Go

Postby Ice Cream Jonsey » January 20th, 2018, 9:50 pm

It's amazing that they let that happen. You gotta befriend, what, 9 Democrats if you're them to pass your stuff? They can't find 9 people on the other side to play nicely with?
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Re: Furlough, Can You Go

Postby Flack » January 21st, 2018, 1:29 pm

If I read right, I think they found five, and lost five in the process.
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Re: Furlough, Can You Go

Postby Flack » January 21st, 2018, 10:20 pm

I didn't figure the senate would vote Sunday night, and I was right. If the furlough only lasts over the weekend, nobody really suffers, you know? I knew it would drag on through at least Monday, and maybe longer than that. So, tomorrow is my first "real" day of the furlough.
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Re: Furlough, Can You Go

Postby Sumer » January 28th, 2018, 8:37 am

Sorry that you had to go through that on Monday, Rob. And, in three weeks, we will be having this same crisis it seems.

Fortunately, I work in one of the three federal agencies that are fee-/self-funded. We get no appropriations from Congress. We went to work last Monday as if nothing happened, and we got paid on time too. However, it just sucks seeing the other hard workers in the federal building I am in get stuck in this situation.

Here's hoping they can figure this out when the CR expires in a few weeks.
-KevinO!
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