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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:25 PM
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Hey, would you look at that...I'm an "excepted" federal employee
I get to come to work without pay, if they shut down the federal government.

Yay.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:19 PM
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1. I'm pretty sure this wouldn't be happening to you
If you'd just get off your arse and come play on Facebook with the rest of us.

:D :hi:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:47 PM
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4. You hit me with that in my hour of despair?
SHAME!!!!

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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:03 PM
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7. Well sure!
Facebook is known to be quite the clocksucker, after all. And if you'd been on it months ago, you'd likely have been fired long before now, -- so you wouldn't be facing this whole 'slavery' issue. :shrug: :hi:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:35 PM
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2. Y'all need to be ready to generate some press coverage for yourselves if the gummint shuts down
The last time the Pubbies pulled this stunt, I knew some people who were hard hit by it, people who couldn't really afford to miss a paycheck for any period. Some of them quit their jobs later, because they couldn't face the prospect of it happening again

There must be a lot of potential stories out there: y'know, like, Since X happened, we've been gettin by, but it's gonna be a lot harder now without my paycheck
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:48 PM
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5. I loathe local news, but I'll gladly give an interview next week
It'll burn out the bleep machine, but what the hell?
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 10:20 AM
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9. Okay, but for God's sake...
do NOT use the "Come on out of the rain, Seattle" line again!
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:38 PM
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3. Screw that. Come join me at the shop. You can manage the live bait department.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:49 PM
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6. No can do. If I'm not here, I'm officially AWOL.
Word.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:42 PM
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8. I have a friend who works for the FDA
he's pretty worried.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:00 PM
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10. They are going to let me know what to do at their convenience.
I'm a civilian contractor. Yesterday I was told by my federal managers that my work would be unaffected. This afternoon at 3pm my corporate manager called and said to demobilize Monday morning pending further developments. I just came back last week after being laid off since last July.
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