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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.
    1) You don't know that it will be "a very short time." You can bet most Federal workers aren't feeling that kind of confidence right now. There's a 100% chance that just about all of them are staring at their ceilings all night thinking, "Oh god, what if this shutdown doesn't end this week? What are we gonna do?"
    2) "I am guaranteed back pay" is not considered legal tender for mortgage payments, rent payments, utilities, insurance, etc.
    3) "I would hate to go get a job where I would actually have to do work" = "Hi, I'm Mason and I hate Federal workers." Thanks for expressing your hatred of Federal workers, Mason. Come again, soon.

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    1) You don't know that it will be "a very short time." You can bet most Federal workers aren't feeling that kind of confidence right now. There's a 100% chance that just about all of them are staring at their ceilings all night thinking, "Oh god, what if this shutdown doesn't end this week? What are we gonna do?"
    2) "I am guaranteed back pay" is not considered legal tender for mortgage payments, rent payments, utilities, insurance, etc.
    3) "I would hate to go get a job where I would actually have to do work" = "Hi, I'm Mason and I hate Federal workers." Thanks for expressing your hatred of Federal workers, Mason. Come again, soon.
    Where do you see hate, or is that a word you do not understand the meaning of?

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    It is morally reprehensible to ask people to work without compensation. The bank won't care, your electric company won't care, and your starving children won't care. The fact that these people are being used as pawns by the idiot in the White House is just one more example of why he never should have been allowed anywhere near the reigns of power.
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Where do you see hate, or is that a word you do not understand the meaning of?
    Your statement was clearly filled with hate, contempt, and ignorance. No question about that.
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I might not quit immediately, but I would be looking for a new job immediately.
    If federal employees would do the same, and some probably are, the shutdown would have the additional benefit of reducing the workforce and increasing the private sector, which, all in all, isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Your statement was clearly filled with hate, contempt, and ignorance. No question about that.
    "Where do you see hatred in my suggestion that Federal workers are lazy and don't want to work? I'm sooo confuuuuuused."

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    78% of the public live paycheck to paycheck and most people are not self employed business owners.
    Possibly, but that's not the point.

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    When I was still working for a Federal agency and went through a few shutdowns. The employees were instructed by HR and management that those who are being furloughed were not to come to work. The employees were not to come to the office, use any government equipment, etc. Basically the employees were being locked out.
    Many of the employees wanted to keep working even if it meant working without pay till a budget is passed. They cared about the land they worked on.

    As far as seeking a new job in the private sector. It depends on what the employee does for the Federal government. imo, there are not than many job openings for wildlife biologist, range management, wild horse and burro, foresters, recreational specialists, etc. Yes, there are jobs in the private sector in these fields, but not as many as the federal government.
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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Possibly, but that's not the point.
    I proved your point wrong that you think the "whole idea that government workers are starving or losing their homes is bogus."
    They won't be able to live much longer without paychecks. You have no point. That is a fact.

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    Re: How Long Would You Work Unpaid?

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    78% of the public live paycheck to paycheck and most people are not self employed business owners.
    Nobody is getting foreclosed because of this. We are talking about 1 paycheck at this point.

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