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Old 10-01-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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FURLOUGHED

This isn't a political posting...it's a fact. I was furloughed today and placed in a non-pay status. We don't know for how long.
Found out that anyone camping on federal lands will be told to leave.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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Yeah, been reading about the shutdowns. It is a shame the children in Washington can't play together.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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My wife was also furloughed today and placed in a non-pay status. I am still working because as a firefighter I am expected to be there, but without pay until this is all settled. Then they kick me to the curb and retire me at the end of the month because I will reach the mandatory age limit for a firefighter of 57 year of age.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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No end to the sucky deals resulting from some childish shortsightedness. Sorry it happened to all of you!
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:02 AM   #5
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the children are playing games but you'll end up getting back pay i'm sure of that.

and for fire5er enjoy retirement, that is one of the neat things about working for the government, early retirement.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #6
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Been there done that in 1996. Worked without pay but got full pay later on.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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I'm not allowed to work. Not likely any pay for not working will be forthcoming.
The good news is that my "Honey-Do" list will get shorter.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #8
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Didn't everybody get paid last time?
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #9
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The last time I got furloughed, (in July), I didn't get paid. Just fyi.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
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Hmmmm they was discussing on CNN that the were all saying they didn't know if they were gonna do a backpay???? For y'all I sure hope so.....
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:18 AM   #11
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federal workers did get paid last time but who knows this time. hope it doesn't last tooooo long. the "children" will get bored soon enough.
And just think, oct 17 is when we face the debt limit fight...god, what a world we live in.

enjoy your time off in this nice fall weather.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #12
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Heard this morning that all reserve training this weekend, to include National Guard was canceled. A bunch of folks at Wright Patterson were upset
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #13
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The ones that get paid will be the essential personnel who stay behind after the "non-essential" workers are furloughed. They get "IOU's" that are paid when a budget is finally passed. The "non-essential" workers get diddly squat.
That's how it's been explained to me... just so you know.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:06 AM   #14
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I am thankful to be an essential government employee who will at some point get paid. My biggest aggravation is that during the furlough no vacation time can be taken, thus my long awaited trip to Topsail Hill in mid-October is probably going to be cancelled. I will wait until the last minute but will post when I cancel if any of my MOC brothers are interested in booking from 10/11 through 10/19.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:39 AM   #15
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It's so wrong that the folks in congress are still getting paid and all their benefits.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #16
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I'm inclined to agree.

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It's so wrong that the folks in congress are still getting paid and all their benefits.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #17
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Yep they do and here's why.

It is ó by the Constitution.

The 27th Amendment to the Constitution restricts any Congress from changing its own pay. The measure was proposed in the first days of the Republic but was not ratified until 1992, after a grass-roots movement promoted the idea and the necessary number of state legislatures approved it.

While many may have wanted to restrain Congress from increasing its pay, the amendment also blocks Congress from freezing or cutting its compensation.

The result? Congress gets paid no matter what. Gabbard is not the only member surprised.

ďI donít even know whether it stops or not,Ē Rep. John Fleming, R-Louisiana, said when asked about his pay during a shutdown.

When told that the Constitution mandates congressional paychecks stay as-is, Fleming responded that he hadnít thought through what he would do yet but would likely donate his pay during a shutdown to charity


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Old 10-05-2013, 05:07 AM   #18
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It is doubtful that members of Congress will continue to get there health and other benefits if the Government defaults .While their pay, like it or not, is determined by the 27th amendment of the constitution their benefits, Health, retirement , etc are the same as any Federal Employee and are appropriated funds. Pay and benefits on members of Congress are widely miss understood but can be easily looked up.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #19
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A few of our congressmen and ladies here in Wash State Democrat and GOP sent BACK their paychecks or gave the money to charity until this whole thing is over
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The ones that get paid will be the essential personnel who stay behind after the "non-essential" workers are furloughed. They get "IOU's" that are paid when a budget is finally passed. The "non-essential" workers get diddly squat.
That's how it's been explained to me... just so you know.
Just heard that, by unanamous vote (Dems, Reps and Pres), you will ALL be getting paid when this is over. Wa-HOO!
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