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Who's in?
  • CommentBot September 27, 2013 - 8:51 am #88627 Reply

    Any Feds out there get actual shutdown guidance yet?

    Dezlboy September 27, 2013 - 9:02 am #88629 Reply

    None yet. Expecting the usual directions. No work allowed when shutdown. No use of gov equipment (laptops) period, even for personal use. Half day Tues to clear soda cans off desk.

    CommentBot September 27, 2013 - 9:13 am #88633 Reply

    You’re not allowed to leave old soda to nourish the crawling insect and vermin population? We have a glorious decomposing-food art installation in our fridge despite a Friday clean-out policy, that I can only hope will flourish in a shutdown.

    Quoth the Raven September 27, 2013 - 9:14 am #88634 Reply

    same advice here – 4 hours on tuesday.  can’t take leave.  can, however, go file for unemployment, and we were told to go do that right away.

    John Fontain September 27, 2013 - 9:51 am #88639 Reply

    QTR – You would really go and apply for welfare?  Really?

    nom de guerre September 27, 2013 - 9:56 am #88641 Reply

    After reading the title of this topic, I could have sworn its purpose was to sign up for the trolling moratorium.

    Quoth the Raven September 27, 2013 - 9:58 am #88642 Reply

    JF – frankly, I wouldn’t.  Just telling you what our lawyers are telling us to do -

    R. Griffon September 27, 2013 - 10:00 am #88644 Reply

    Title should be “Who’s OUT.”

    While it’s a complete debacle, and personally makes me ashamed of our government and current state of political discourse, I’m trying to focus on the silver lining. So I’m looking forward to a few days off. I figure if it happens at all it isn’t likely to go more than a few days or so. A couple of weeks at most.

    novasteve September 27, 2013 - 10:00 am #88645 Reply

    Don’t you have to be unemployed to file for unemployment? B eing furloughed isn’t being unemployed. Wouldn’t you  be committing fraud?

    Razbo Oscar September 27, 2013 - 10:09 am #88649 Reply

    Furloughed workers may be eligible for unemployment benefits. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management:

    It is possible that furloughed employees may become eligible for unemployment compensation. State unemployment compensation requirements differ. Some States require a 1-week waiting period before an individual qualifies for payments. In general, the law of the State in which an employee’s last official duty station in Federal civilian service was located will be the State law that determines eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits.

    Qualifying for unemployment benefits is determined by state guidelines and unemployment benefits for federal workers are paid through the state unemployment offices. If you receive a furlough notice, check with your state unemployment office for information on eligibility for unemployment in your location.

    speonjosh September 27, 2013 - 10:52 am #88668 Reply

    Amusing since many feds work in DC and the DC government is also supposed to be shut down if and when the feds shut down. (All District spending has to be approved by Congress.)

    Swag September 27, 2013 - 10:53 am #88669 Reply

    Republicans aren’t suicidal. Once the two parties play out the brinksmanship game, there’ll be another 11th hour, three month CR.

    halj September 27, 2013 - 12:05 pm #88677 Reply

    Republicans aren't suicidal.

    Neither are lemmings.

    barticus September 27, 2013 - 12:30 pm #88679 Reply

    Once the two parties play out the brinksmanship game, there'll be another 11th hour, three month CR.

    @Swag, I’d like to agree, but I can’t this time.  I think the Tea Party members who want this fight will prevent anything hinting of compromise.  In their minds, voting for a clean CR is tantamount to voting for Obamacare.

    They claim only to be serving the public, that their districts are demanding this.  They always neglect to mention that they stoked their constituency’s fears first.  They are now riding the waves of discontent they created.

    For a variety of reasons, I think they’ve got better leverage if they pass a clean CR and save their Obamacare fight to the debt ceiling, which we’ll hit on Oct. 17.  Pity that two weeks of delayed gratification is intolerable to them.

    novasteve September 27, 2013 - 12:32 pm #88680 Reply

    And what about the unsustainability of democrat programs? I would hate to be the people alive 80 years from now who will be destroyed by the financial irresponsibility of democrats who act like money grows on trees and don’t care about the people in the future who will be expected to pay for their handouts they used to buy votes with. Those of you with children, you don’t care that your children and grand children will have miserable intolerable lives just to get some points for democrats today? You’d throw their futures away for politics? If so. Wow.


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