(Closed) Federal employees– re: goverment shutdown

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not a federal employee, but I’m a teacher, so all this budget stuff is affecting us, too.  Not a fun thing to be dealing with.  Just thought I’d pop in to say that you guys aren’t alone, and you have my support!  I never realized how much it meant to hear that until things in our profession began to get sticky. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@helenberrycrunch: Uhm, yeah, I can imagine so.  I know how my nurses are if I take a break for lunch.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My dad is a civilian federal employee, hopefully they can get this resolved really soon. Its so crappy 🙁

Post # 8
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@helenberrycrunch: Understandable!  I’m in my third year of teaching, so I think my job is safe for the time being, but I know that when furloughing starts in our district, it’s going to be felt everywhere.  Plus, you get so close to the people you work with!  I can’t imagine not having my entire department around. 

Post # 9
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429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

we won’t get an email til friday (i’m guessing). coast guard civilian here. good luck helenberry….

Post # 10
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m not a federal employee, but this is stressing me out for my friends and family (and now Bees!). One of my friends is an AmeriCorps Vista worker, and another works for the Peace Corps (not overseas) and they have been going through the ringer with the two week extensions. One of them flat out told her boss that she just has to start looking for another job because she doesn’t even know if her funding will be renewed post-shut down.

Good luck everyone!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

haha they sent out an email today saying they will let us know as they find out.  however it was in response to the Fed Employees filing a lawsuit demanding to find out what is going on.  we never get information in any kind of timely matter. 

bringing in another post…. it’d sure be nice to be The Housewife about now. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’m a federal employee, and we haven’t been told anything.  I don’t even know if we’ll hear anything friday.. from what I heard, we’ll have to show up Monday and be told whether we have to go home or not.  (Although I’m certain that my position would not be considered “essential.”)  It’s frustrating not knowing how long it will last if there is a shutdown..  I wish Congress could get their act together and compromise on SOMETHING.. I feel like federal employees have been getting the short end of the stick a lot lately and this just adds to it…

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

wow 🙁 good luck my dear friends.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t expect to hear anything until Friday at the earliest. They won’t make that decision until they have no other option.

I don’t know what will happen, but we’ve been discussing plans at work.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m also a federal employee and we received an email several weeks ago guaranteeing that our section will not have a furlough week. Not sure if this is true or not…

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Crazy, here’s hoping for you guys.  My husband is a Canadian federal employee and we’ve been on no more than 1% wage wage increases and a hiring freeze for the last couple years, but no real lay offs, at least in his division.

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