- Excited To Bee
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I am absolutely sick of this whole thing. My fiance works in a position that is deemend “essential,” and therefore, is required to go to work, but not get paid until the shutdown is over and done with. I didnt complain because all of the furloughed workers were forced to not go into work, and not get paid as a result. But now? Everyone is getting paid. Which is great, I am super happy for them.
My problem? My fiance just got a transfer and promotion to a new job about 800 miles away. We have been in limbo trying to figure out how the government shutdown affects us, because technically any “leave” he takes is completely unpaid, regardless of the fact that furloughed workers are now getting paid. We were going to work with it, it was okay, it just made things MUCH harder because he was given off two and a half weeks paid to find a home, pack and move us, and then unpack (also two of the days were for travel.) So, as a result of the government shutdown, we werent going to get ANY of those. Whatever, it REALLY sucked, but again, we could deal with it.
Until today, I have been telling my fiance to talk to everyone possible to get more information about the situation and his soon-to-be boss tells him that they arnt moving ANYONE over until the government shutdown is lifted. Uhm whaaaaat? We just rented an apartment, and did all of the things neccessary, because we were expected to move in two weeks and NOW WE CANT? So now we are going to pay for two of everything. So our freaking expenses just doubled, and we cant do anything about it. I’m SO upsted. I am currently in the middle of my senior semester, swamped with projects, essays, and midterms, so moving was already going to be really difficult, but now all of this. Not to mention my car stopped working, and we had to spend about $600 to get it up and running (hopefully, since its still being fixed, who knows if the repairs will actually fix the problem) and he isnt getting paid. Thankfully we have a years worth of emergency savings, but with double the expenses.. I am FREAKING OUT. I am so so so angry at the government. It’s all so furstrating.
I dont really know what I am looking for, maybe just a hug or pat on the back with a “its going to be okay.” I know that in the end, this will just be a crappy thing we had to deal with, but right now its just really making my stress levels go through the roof!