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originally posted by: sprockets2000
I didn't really think of this until about 2 weeks into the shutdown when our first account went negative. Sure they're going to give us backpay but if you aren't especially good with money in the first place and didn't have savings/credit or family to fall back on you start going negative. Now you are negative,
originally posted by: MarkOfTheV
a reply to: sprockets2000
On one hand I think the whole thing is total bull# and I can't believe in the modern era this can still LEGALLY happen. So I'm on your side. It's ridiculous.
On the other hand... I think it's up to every individual to pick the right path for themselves and not cry boo hoo when something like this happens. You knew what you were getting into when you decided to work for the government. You get mega benefits for the VAST MAJORITY of the time... if one month out of however many it's been since the last time this happened you don't get paid... well... that's part of the job. Tough nuggets, we all got problems.
Still a bogus deal tho man... sucks.edit on Mon Jan 21 2019 by DontTreadOnMe because: Mod Note: Do Not Evade the Automatic Censors
originally posted by: Look2theSacredHeart
a reply to: schuyler
The benefit of public service is how stable it is- not the bags of cash. You can lay off insulting the OP's money management. Their slim savings could be due to a medical emergency, to student loans, to helping family members. The fact remains that the shutdown is affecting people worse than just missing a pay check.