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Flying Squirrel

(3,041 posts)
Thu Oct 3, 2013, 12:46 AM Oct 2013

How has the shutdown affected you so far? [View all]

18 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
I've been furloughed / lost wages / working unpaid etc.
2 (11%)
Services I depend upon have been suspended
0 (0%)
Things have slowed down at my related job
0 (0%)
I've been affected in some other way (please list below)
4 (22%)
More than one of the above options
0 (0%)
I have not yet been directly affected
12 (67%)
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How has the shutdown affected you so far? [View all] Flying Squirrel Oct 2013 OP
A family member needs to sell her house and I think it's going to be hard to get mortgages. factsarenotfair Oct 2013 #1
My is a civilian worker at a military hospital, and is now working without pay.... Agnosticsherbet Oct 2013 #2
Working without pay.... factsarenotfair Oct 2013 #3
Or is it "working for deferred pay" JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2013 #7
Uh, working for deferred pay is as bad on the daily necessities Aerows Oct 2013 #23
We assume pay is defered. Agnosticsherbet Oct 2013 #43
So is my sister nadinbrzezinski Oct 2013 #13
That totally sucks Aerows Oct 2013 #16
Yup, hubby is a vet nadinbrzezinski Oct 2013 #19
It's an atrocious Aerows Oct 2013 #22
We have gotten an earful from neighbors who know we are press nadinbrzezinski Oct 2013 #26
Not surprised in the slightest Aerows Oct 2013 #28
Federal employee here, Ranchemp. Oct 2013 #4
Husband works for a contractor at NASA. narnian60 Oct 2013 #5
Awful Aerows Oct 2013 #18
Only very slightly DFW Oct 2013 #6
Very slightly here, too, if at all. Let me adjust my tinfoil hat ... JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2013 #8
Um, you think that people are suffering from the shutdown is "tinfoil hat" material? Aerows Oct 2013 #25
He was linking the weird phone calls he never gets to maybe the FCC not doing thier job sammytko Oct 2013 #34
Oh well, gee Aerows Oct 2013 #36
All our income comes from military retirement and VA disability compensation - his statement sammytko Oct 2013 #38
Well, I'm glad that things are going well for you? n/t Aerows Oct 2013 #39
nope, but what can you do? sammytko Oct 2013 #41
I read today that USAA, if your military pay is direct depost to USAA, ... JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2013 #58
Tin foil, 800,000 people are directly affected nadinbrzezinski Oct 2013 #29
i want the market to go the opposite way you do loli phabay Oct 2013 #24
I don't have huge expenses beyond my tax bill DFW Oct 2013 #31
i prefer to diversify just in case of fluctuations or worse, also try to have as small a tax print loli phabay Oct 2013 #37
egads, don't admit to selling weed and bootleggin on DU! dionysus Oct 2013 #61
lol, it could read that way could it not. loli phabay Oct 2013 #63
I'm getting a great exchange rate wickerwoman Oct 2013 #47
We have lost haft our income walkerbait41 Oct 2013 #9
There are probably more people like you than people like me DFW Oct 2013 #12
Two of my friends are furloughed. mucifer Oct 2013 #10
My Army disability retirement is okay... pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #11
Sorry to hear that, my friend Aerows Oct 2013 #21
VA disability compensation? That will be cut if the debt ceiling limit is not sammytko Oct 2013 #40
The VA disability is the sole income of my sister and her husband. RebelOne Oct 2013 #56
Not VA, DoD pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #57
Not nearly as much traffic (human) on the Metro these days justiceischeap Oct 2013 #14
Furloughed since Tues. Le Taz Hot Oct 2013 #15
I'm with you on that! RavensChick Oct 2013 #46
Don't know yet. Daniel537 Oct 2013 #17
Friends have been furloughed and NOAA buoys repair/maintainance and repair has been stopped uppityperson Oct 2013 #20
No (nt) bigwillq Oct 2013 #27
If you're in DC I'll #SeeYouOnTheHill tomorrow n/t hootinholler Oct 2013 #30
Wanted to drive to Bryce Canyon this weekend, now I can't... joeybee12 Oct 2013 #32
I've yet to be affected as of this writing cristianmarie533 Oct 2013 #33
Really minor thing... Mz Pip Oct 2013 #35
This message was self-deleted by its author tammywammy Oct 2013 #42
My work (a nonprofit) is attempting to get a loan through the USDA. lumberjack_jeff Oct 2013 #44
It sucks! RavensChick Oct 2013 #45
NOAA has very limited services. We have a gale warning, but cbayer Oct 2013 #48
Did you see that buoy repair and maintenance has been suspended also? uppityperson Oct 2013 #51
We and others are so dependent on those things. cbayer Oct 2013 #54
I have not been affected yet.. sendero Oct 2013 #49
. Flying Squirrel Oct 2013 #50
I am one pissed off mfr. Friends out of work, worried about a poor old mother and a kid struggling lonestarnot Oct 2013 #52
Touristy town closed down basically due to the shutdown Glitterati Oct 2013 #53
Right now I am not affected, RebelOne Oct 2013 #55
. Flying Squirrel Oct 2013 #59
If you buy food at the grocery store, you been affected! B Calm Oct 2013 #60
We have a trip to Europe planned end of October mnhtnbb Oct 2013 #62
. Flying Squirrel Oct 2013 #64
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