(NWR) Government Shutdown Vent

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Excited To Bee:  It will be okay, eventually. Sadly that doesn’t alleviate any financial or emotional stress you have to deal with now and I am sorry.

I have many friends that are affected fianancially by this ridiculous situation. Some work for the government and some do not. Of of my friends runs a copy that does wilderness tours in Yosemite and his entire family and some of his friends work for the company. They are now on week two of canceling every single tour which means they have zero income for the family. It is heartbreaking!

Just keep believing something will work out, it will. Use WB as a healthy distraction. 😉

Post # 5
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Can I vent here too? I’m a govt contractor who is currently furloughed. Since I’m not a fed, I won’t get paid for my time off- I have to use my leave. I will run out of leave next week. I had previously planned to use some of my leave the week before my wedding to get things done and relax a little. I’ll still accrue enough leave between next month and my wedding to take that time off, but that will leave me with only one other day of leave to cover illness and anything else that would cause me to miss work. So much for the vacation with my family that I had planned to take over the winter; so much for not having to work or make up time if I get sick. I’ll survive and I’m doing better than some other people, but I’m p*ssed.

Post # 7
5445 posts
Bee Keeper

The best strategy in these situations is to practice gratitude. Be thankful for what you do have, especially your health because that is priceless. 

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