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The gov. shutdown spotlights a bigger issue: 78% of US workers live paycheck to paycheck


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#121 wiffleball

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:23 PM

Go to the bank and get a loan. Crazy, right?


Hey baby sitter, my credit sucks. could you go to the bank and get a loan to pay yourself to watch my kids because I quit my job? I promise I'll pay you back! Interest? No that's not in your contract.
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#122 Hardcore troubadour

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:39 PM

Hey baby sitter, my credit sucks. could you go to the bank and get a loan to pay yourself to watch my kids because I quit my job? I promise I'll pay you back! Interest? No that's not in your contract.


Your credit sucks and you haven't missed a paycheck in years? That's on you hombre.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:40 PM

Your credit sucks and you haven't missed a paycheck in years? That's on you hombre.


Keep up. That's the gov.
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#124 vuduchile

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:32 AM

So honest to God, you have a choice between a job to pay 60 Grand and 85 Grand. Obviously you go for 85 Grand. And then six months into it, your new employer says well gosh we can't get our ###### together, we're going to have to furlough you. Think of it as a vacation!

you took the 85 because that's what it took to feed your family and pay your bills. What? You're expecting them to send a thank you card to incompetent management?

Have you ever had your hours cut? Did you ###### celebrate?

God, the worst part? I can't believe this is a ###### conversation.

These guys were given the option of taking voluntary time off without pay? Yeah, ###### them. That's not what this is.


Many govt agencies are bloated and inefficient. By extension, so are many of the people effected.

Its not financially convenient, but I cant support paying these folks back pay for not working when so many of them shouldnt be there in the first place.

#125 tanatastic

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:31 PM

Open season for terrorists to fly in now that TSA is either not working or not caring cuz they arent getting paid.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:53 PM

Open season for terrorists to fly in now that TSA is either not working or not caring cuz they arent getting paid.


Fly in from where?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:02 PM

Open season for terrorists to fly in now that TSA is either not working or not caring cuz they arent getting paid.

 

Because the TSA is effective?  :lol:


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#128 tanatastic

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

Fly in from where?

Places? Other places in the world?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:54 PM

Places? Other places in the world?


TSA doesn't operate in other places. HTH.