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Old 10-04-2013, 03:28 PM
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a first in a lifetime for me....I have been "furloughed"

a first in a lifetime for me....I have been "furloughed". I have always had steady employment since my early teens, though high school, worked my way through college and have never been laid off before or had a lapse in employment. Hopefully it's relatively short term while our politicos duke it out. I am a DOD civilian employee.

Mixed emotions for me. I will ride it out, not a big deal financially, I have reserves and can find temporary work if needed with a few well placed phone calls.

Kind of good timing in a sense as my wife is recovering from a major surgery and I can now stay home with her and help with her recovery rather than having an in house hired care giver. I will still use the loving angel care giver as needed but its nice to be home with her.

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Old 10-04-2013, 03:32 PM
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I was out running an errand this morning and heard on the radio that the house had passed a bill that will give those furloughed their back pay when they return to work. If the senate will okay it, maybe it's time for you to either take a rest or do some of that temporary work to put a little extra money in the kitty.

Best of luck, whatever happens.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:33 PM
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I feel your pain.

I do sub contract work for the feds and my check may be delayed. I'm tempted not to work, but am considered a "essential" by the DOJ.

I feel loved.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:36 PM
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Sucks. Been off since Tuesday at noon
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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Best of luck to all of you. Hang tough and make the best you can out of it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:47 PM
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A family member is a retmil civ. contractor with what used to be called Joint Forces Command in Va Beach. He went to PACOM in Honolulu last Sat. for a six day trip. I wonder if he's stuck there.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:49 PM
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:12 PM
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I wish I was furloughed...
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:23 PM
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I'm a reservist. My drill weekend has been postponed until they get the government going again. On the one hand, I could use the extra money. On the other, now I get a four day weekend before my civilian job kicks off the busy season.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:52 PM
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I'm a reservist. My drill weekend has been postponed until they get the government going again. On the one hand, I could use the extra money. On the other, now I get a four day weekend before my civilian job kicks off the busy season.
If I understood correctly what I heard on the radio today, you will end up with retroactive pay if the senate will pass the bill that was passed by the house.

Good luck with it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:50 PM
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I'm a reservist. My drill weekend has been postponed until they get the government going again. On the one hand, I could use the extra money. On the other, now I get a four day weekend before my civilian job kicks off the busy season.
Same here - My unit could use the training time (even if we just do CBT's the whole time)
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I just wanted to give a shout out to Skippy, Angel, Air&Road, dynalow, and anyone else that has served our country.

Thank you for your service.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:12 PM
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I was out of work for a couple years after having worked since I was 13. After becoming unemployed I started Jim's Auto Repair and stay pretty busy with it. Did go back to paper mill engineering when an opportunity came up at a paper mill about 17 miles away. I stay real busy with the shop nowadays too. My suggestion is to do what you want to do during this time.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:32 PM
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For all our sakes, I hope they work it out soon!
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:34 PM
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I have been getting a lot done on the Porsche ...

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