"Julie, that definitely makes the furlough situation a lot worse. I did not know that semi-industrial cannot get a second job, nor have I read about it anywhere. I'm glad you shared that with us. I found another article you may be interested in:…"
"For those of us who work "semi industrial" we cannot work outside in the trade we have...i.e. work on planes, boats, boat engines, plane engines....if you are a gov fleet mechanic, you can't get a job as a mechanic.
I read the…"
"Interesting! I haven't read everything regarding additional jobs during furlough's but I did find this in one particular memo dated May 22, "executive branch-wide standards of ethical conduct and rules regarding outside…"
"Ah the lucky one's that don't need to pick up a second job..... You are not allowed to work another job while on furlough. That was in the memo. Most us at the bottom of Uncle Sam's food chain had already thought of that.…"
Personally, I'm stunned that Congress allowed sequestration and all it's consequences to occur in these great United States Of America. But furlough's have arrived and will continue throughout the summer (and beyond?). A 20% pay cut can really hurt, and helping out our fellow public servants goes without saying.But for us lucky ones that don't need to pick up a second job, we have an opportunity to make the most of a bad situation. We can update our resumes, volunteer more, catch up on our…See More
"The articles you recommend are great. I think any organization can benefit from diversity. I wonder if the younger generation values diversity and inclusion more than the older generation of workers. The articles talk about strategies to value and…"
Just a few days ago Sequestration went into effect, which will most likely result in unpaid days off (furloughs) for Government workers. Now that the shock of Congress' failures is subsiding, I started wondering what I would do on this day. Would I treat it like any other day off and enjoy some much needed R&R? Or do some community service? Learn a new language? Write my Congressman? Call my mom? Browse Govloop? Update my resume? Get another job? Throw a party? While there is still some…See More
"If I had never held command ; if I had fallen ; if all our generals had
fallen, there were ten thousand behind us who would have done our work just as well, who would have followed the contest to the end, and never surrendered the Union." Ulysses S. Grant
My favorite public servant is:
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