SLAC workers, others won't get back pay after furloughs
Original post made on Oct 11, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 11, 2013, 10:58 AM
on Oct 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm
Many others are also affected. SGI, in Fremont, issued a press release yesterday stating that the Company will miss its reveneu projections because federal orders have stopped coming in as of the shutdown. Lockheed Martin has made similar statements. Many government contractors and subcontractors will be forced to furlough employees. I am a lifelong Republican but am ashamed of what Republicans are doing in congress.
on Oct 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm
I am a furloughed federal worker, and of course I am upset at being told not to go to work. I am even more upset at the thought of paying people for not working! How can the fiscal conservatives, who are constantly running on about eliminating waste, justify voting for this? I do not deserve to be paid, and I will not accept any pay for the duration of the furlough.
on Oct 11, 2013 at 9:58 pm
Like Konrad M. Sosnow, "I am a lifelong Republican but am ashamed of what Republicans are doing in congress."
Richard, a furlough is not like being laid off. Of course, you should not be paid if you have been laid off. But, as a former Civil Servant who accepted back pay each time I was furloughed, I look on that back pay as akin to being paid for administrative leave--for example, when I got a day or half-day off on December 24. I hope you will reconsider and accept your back pay.
The "fiscal conservatives, who are constantly running on about eliminating waste," are, in my mind, the epitome of hypocrisy. The are perfectly content to spend big government bucks on things I consider wasteful, while complaining about money spent on things I consider essential.