10. of course. they get paid no matter what. now I wonder about the quandry my sister must be in right
now. she is a republican. she LOVES faux news yet she works for the IRS. she was NOT happy about the pay freeze she got. can't say as I blame her. i wouldn't be happy with that either. but if the government shuts down, does that mean she and my BIL who also works for the IRS.... in collections no less, will end up without a paycheck? they are living right on the edge as it is. they have all kinds of medical bills for their daughter who has had several seizures requiring an ambulance at $300 a pop each time in the past few months alone. not to mention all the other copays they have incurred. I worry how they will fare.
16. During the last gov't shutdown we were not allowed to work ....
.... even if we were willing to do so. Even though I was an employee of the Dept of the Army, I was not deemed to be "essential" and was furloughed. We were warned NOT to come into work, and there were armed guards at the gate and at the building entrance to make sure we didn't come in anyway. So, my organization's Scientific Advisor and I both spent the week at the pistol range, skeet range, did some kayaking and canoeing around Monterey Bay, and generally had a good time for a week.
When the shutdown ended we went back to work the next week. And of course we really did get paid for the week we were furloughed.
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