Government Shutdown

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Fri, Jan 18, 2019 3:44 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Yeah, that is the current situation. Outside the State Department, which found some magical funds recently, most of the civilian agencies are working for free. They will get the back pay, but they are working for free right now. 

The contractors are getting screwed as they most likely will not get back pay. 

 

It would be irresponsible to pay a contractor for work not being done.  Anyone who works as a contractor, should know the risks. With that being said there are plenty of scenarios where the contractors will continue to work and get paid during a shut down or will eventually be paid for the performance of the contract. 

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jan 18, 2019 4:01 PM
posted by like_that

It would be irresponsible to pay a contractor for work not being done.  Anyone who works as a contractor, should know the risks. With that being said there are plenty of scenario where the contractors will continue to work and get paid during a shut down or will eventually be paid for the performance of the entire contract. 

Yeah, I agree. It still sucks for contractors, but such is the risk for better pay ha. 

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 6:30 AM

You know, for all of the protections that are set up to protect our government and the politicians who comprise it, I'm kinda surprised that nobody has thought to set up some sort of insurance like Aflac to help employees in case of events like the government shutdown. 

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Sat, Jan 19, 2019 9:08 AM
posted by CenterBHSFan

You know, for all of the protections that are set up to protect our government and the politicians who comprise it, I'm kinda surprised that nobody has thought to set up some sort of insurance like Aflac to help employees in case of events like the government shutdown. 

The Navy Federal Credit Union is paying its members their paychecks during the shutdown. 

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
7,259 posts 46 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 10:44 AM
posted by like_that

The Navy Federal Credit Union is paying its members their paychecks during the shutdown. 

I looked up what they offer to government employees who are impacted. It's nice to see that there is some sort of fallback for them. Thanks for pointing this out!

Spock Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 19, 2019 10:53 AM
posted by like_that

The Navy Federal Credit Union is paying its members their paychecks during the shutdown. 

because they know that the government easily spends other peoples money and will pay every cent to the people not getting a pay check

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 6:41 PM

So the Trump campaign is letting people donate to send fake bricks to Pelosi.

Brilliant and hilarious....although I'm not quite sure why they don't send real bricks.

Spock Senior Member
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O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 11:14 AM
posted by gut

So the Trump campaign is letting people donate to send fake bricks to Pelosi.

Brilliant and hilarious....although I'm not quite sure why they don't send real bricks.

Yeah, I saw that.  An acquaintance of mine sent something like five.

Seems silly to me, but hey, it's his money.  And it's a good fundraising strategy.

Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
4,899 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 11:21 AM
posted by Spock

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/24/politics/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-government-shutdown/index.htmso this is about wins???  

Nope. But Nancy is playing by the rule Trump set

It looks like Donney is standing in the corner for throwing his little tantrum 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 198 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 11:31 AM

https://twitter.com/Jesus_was_a_Lib/status/1087494778944516096

I am a 30-yr Federal employee who’s been on furlough since 12/29. I received half my paycheck on 01/07. My mortgage payment & 2 car payments are late & today I was ordered back to work for no pay. If I don’t show up, I will be fired. If you support trump, I hope you rot in hell.

You've been working in the federal govt for 30 years and are still living paycheck to paycheck? That's not Trump's fault, dude.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 111 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 11:32 AM
posted by justincredible

https://twitter.com/Jesus_was_a_Lib/status/1087494778944516096

You've been working in the federal govt for 30 years and are still living paycheck to paycheck? That's not Trump's fault, dude.

This. If you're someone who just started their career, and was a victim of bad timing, I feel for you. Otherwise, the fault for your life being substantially affected by missing a couple of paychecks is 100% yours. I feel far worse for the private sector victims of the shutdown, those who are damaged by the agencies they're forced to deal with not being open.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Thu, Jan 24, 2019 11:35 AM
posted by justincredible

https://twitter.com/Jesus_was_a_Lib/status/1087494778944516096

You've been working in the federal govt for 30 years and are still living paycheck to paycheck? That's not Trump's fault, dude.

lol. No chance he is telling the truth, or he's a moron.

8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 11:40 AM
posted by justincredible

https://twitter.com/Jesus_was_a_Lib/status/1087494778944516096

You've been working in the federal govt for 30 years and are still living paycheck to paycheck? That's not Trump's fault, dude.

Yeah, I have a few friends that are furloughed, but have funds stashed up so they are fine...for now. 

My guess is while he may be a 30 year employee, he is either low on the GSA payscale, or sucks at saving. 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 12:06 PM
posted by justincredible

https://twitter.com/Jesus_was_a_Lib/status/1087494778944516096

You've been working in the federal govt for 30 years and are still living paycheck to paycheck? That's not Trump's fault, dude.

Holy hell.

See, this is why I never go on Twitter.  I made the mistake of reading a few of the comments as well.  Won't make that mistake again for awhile.
 

posted by iclfan2

lol. No chance he is telling the truth, or he's a moron.

I'm guessing the latter.

 

 

posted by ptown_trojans_1

Yeah, I have a few friends that are furloughed, but have funds stashed up so they are fine...for now. 

My guess is while he may be a 30 year employee, he is either low on the GSA payscale, or sucks at saving. 

Definitely the latter.  Couple be both, but definitely the latter.  If he's been working for 30 years, unless he's had some significant and unusual financial crises recently, there's no reason he shouldn't have at least few months' worth saved up.

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 198 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 12:13 PM

You've got two car payments but don't have an emergency savings built up. Again, not Trump's fault. I hate that these people make me defend that jackass.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 12:25 PM
posted by justincredible

You've got two car payments but don't have an emergency savings built up. Again, not Trump's fault. I hate that these people make me defend that jackass.

Same.

I feel the same way with people who are house poor.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 92 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 12:44 PM
posted by justincredible

You've got two car payments but don't have an emergency savings built up. Again, not Trump's fault. I hate that these people make me defend that jackass.

Nothing anyone is saying here is wrong, but it doesn't change the reality that 70-80% of American live paycheck-to-paycheck (some of whom are making pretty good money).

Blame cheap credit and an inability to live within one's means.  The real reason most Americans can't afford healthcare?  Because there are too many other luxury items they're trying to afford first.  Nowhere is this better illustrated than smart phones - I saw many complaining on message boards about being "locked into plans" because they couldn't afford to pay retail for a phone - meaning they didn't have $600 in savings to buy a phone.  And, of course, these were the same people upgrading a perfectly good phone every YEAR.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 2:17 PM
posted by gut

Nothing anyone is saying here is wrong, but it doesn't change the reality that 70-80% of American live paycheck-to-paycheck (some of whom are making pretty good money).

Blame cheap credit and an inability to live within one's means.  The real reason most Americans can't afford healthcare?  Because there are too many other luxury items they're trying to afford first.  Nowhere is this better illustrated than smart phones - I saw many complaining on message boards about being "locked into plans" because they couldn't afford to pay retail for a phone - meaning they didn't have $600 in savings to buy a phone.  And, of course, these were the same people upgrading a perfectly good phone every YEAR.

Not to mention the fact that, as it stands, there are enough people doing this that you could find a fully functional, well-maintained, used phone for less than half of the cost if you wanted to.

And of course, we need Hulu, Netflix, Prime, etc.  We must be entertained, after all.

Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
4,899 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 24, 2019 2:41 PM
posted by O-Trap

Not to mention the fact that, as it stands, there are enough people doing this that you could find a fully functional, well-maintained, used phone for less than half of the cost if you wanted to.

And of course, we need Hulu, Netflix, Prime, etc.  We must be entertained, after all.

 

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typed on my sons old iPhone 6 plus

 

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