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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Seems to be many people are being asked to work with pay "deferred." How long would you accept such a condition before looking for a new job?


    I know what I would do. Skip one paycheck, and I'm immediately going somewhere I can expect to be paid on time. Of course, I don't work for the government. So, if my check gets missed, the company is probably going bankrupt. But, the question remains. How long would you continue working for no pay?
    If its a private business then No I will quit. That company as you said is probably going bankrupt, so there is no long term benefits or future with that company.

    If its a government job with long term benefits,good retirement, back pay, health benefits and other things and then I will continue working.
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    I would definitely be using some sick days to try and figure out how to make money during the shutdown. Giving up a government job in my area would be huge mistake. Those are really good jobs even if politicians frequently use government workers as bargaining chips.

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    I would not work for the Government - life is too short for that crap.
    No money no work.

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Seems to be many people are being asked to work with pay "deferred." How long would you accept such a condition before looking for a new job?


    I know what I would do. Skip one paycheck, and I'm immediately going somewhere I can expect to be paid on time. Of course, I don't work for the government. So, if my check gets missed, the company is probably going bankrupt. But, the question remains. How long would you continue working for no pay?
    I would be outta there! My organization is already going through tough times and a national scandal, if they didn't even pay me. I'm gone.
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    With a regular private sector job? Maybe one paycheck. With a federal job that has a bunch of benefits? As long as I had a savings. But like most Americans, most federal employees are living paycheck to paycheck.
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Seems to be many people are being asked to work with pay "deferred." How long would you accept such a condition before looking for a new job?


    I know what I would do. Skip one paycheck, and I'm immediately going somewhere I can expect to be paid on time. Of course, I don't work for the government. So, if my check gets missed, the company is probably going bankrupt. But, the question remains. How long would you continue working for no pay?
    Since these shutdowns are a regular thing, if I were a government worker I would stash a couple bucks when the check came in.

    I made a good living as a self employed business owner. But some months I received little or no revenue. Others quite a bit more. In both cases the bills got paid. It's called planning.

    I think the whole idea that government workers are starving or losing their homes is bogus.

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic Bob View Post
    With a regular private sector job? Maybe one paycheck. With a federal job that has a bunch of benefits? As long as I had a savings. But like most Americans, most federal employees are living paycheck to paycheck.
    This. You don't cavalierly walk away from those benefits. Federal workers are in a pretty bad spot right now.

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Considering the pay scale and benefits that come with a hard to get government job, I would work as long as it took without out pay. I am guaranteed that back pay in a very short time, so I will lose nothing.

    I would hate to go get a job where I would actually have to do work.
    Government workers do work, but the way you said it was funny!
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Since these shutdowns are a regular thing, if I were a government worker I would stash a couple bucks when the check came in.

    I made a good living as a self employed business owner. But some months I received little or no revenue. Others quite a bit more. In both cases the bills got paid. It's called planning.

    I think the whole idea that government workers are starving or losing their homes is bogus.
    78% of the public live paycheck to paycheck and most people are not self employed business owners.
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