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Old July 13th, 2013   #1
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Question Anyone Else Here Being Furloughed?

I am a civil servant for the USAF at Edwards AFB. My furloughs started last week and, after doing some calculating, I will be losing a little over $1,000/month. I've circled-up the wagons the best I could and think I should be ok for the remainder of the fiscal year. But I feel bad for the people and families whom are getting furloughed. Especially the couples that are both civil servants. I work with quite a few people that are trying to figure out what they are going to do about this...
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Old July 13th, 2013   #2
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I think it sucks especially if you are in a type of job where you have programs to run and need to stay on track, working on stuff on your time off and not getting paid would be a major morale killer.
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Old July 13th, 2013   #3
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thx to our corrupt and dumb guberment...
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I think it sucks especially if you are in a type of job where you have programs to run and need to stay on track, working on stuff on your time off and not getting paid would be a major morale killer.
All of the statements in the furlough guidelines read that we may only work 64-hours each pay period (2-weeks) and we are not allowed to work during our time off regardless of our reason...not even from home. Basically, we are unemployed on our furlough days.
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thx to our corrupt and dumb guberment...
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It is hard not to be pissed when you still see upgrades, rebuilds and new construction on base...and we are still being furloughed. When I ask why all of this new work is being done still, the response is always, "oh, that is from a different pot of money."
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Yeah its really dumb the base i work on is installing new sidewalks and building a new gym, "sports complex" yet when a toilet is backed up it takes 2-3 weeks to get a plumber out to fix it.
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Civil Engineering at their finest there! They are the same where I work too.
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Old July 13th, 2013   #8
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Old July 18th, 2013   #9
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The word coming out now is that FY14 will be even worse. Furloughs will begin sooner and RIFs (Reduction in Force) are very probable. The only thing that can stop it is for Congress, Senate and President to agree on and sign a budget before the end of March.
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Damn man. Sorry to hear that.
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Old July 26th, 2013   #11
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Thanks. I'm pretty sure that I will not be part of the RIF because there are quite a few people in our group alone that do very little on a daily basis or cause problems...neither of which go unnoticed. I am well networked, get shit done and am the only one in our group with very visible collateral duties with no discrepancies.
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Thanks. I'm pretty sure that I will not be part of the RIF because there are quite a few people in our group alone that do very little on a daily basis or cause problems...neither of which go unnoticed. I am well networked, get shit done and am the only one in our group with very visible collateral duties with no discrepancies.
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I almost feel like I'm a Navy guy...again...SIR!
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