87s scenario sounds a bit different, and I'm just not sure how it works. That's why I'm asking. I'm not trying to be a jerk at all.
the govt should have an interest in maintaining a safe/quality/abundant/affordable/stable food supply....
city slickers like to **** about monsanto......how would you feel if monsanto/adm/cargill owned all the land....and your food was controlled from the seed/seedstock(livestock).....all the way to the table? and what do you think it would cost you at the grocery store?
the payments have ensured the survival of the family farm....
i think it's now to the point those who don't need it are weaned from everything but the crop insurance........nothing wrong with the govt being there as a safety net in cases of weather disasters.....
1 day a week for 11 weeks, our supervisor said pick a day and make sure the paperwork matches. I can't complain, but I think it will end up being cancelled after 2 weeks.
I won't complain b/c it could have been a lot worse and I think it will be good for me. I'll get some of my summer back
Commissaries shutting down on Mondays for, I think, 11 weeks starting July 8th ...
Just got word that ours are being delayed until a formal process can be done between all services and agencies on base. They can't even figure out how to furlough people right..lol.
my bro in law is an engineer down here at eglin afb.....he got his furlough notice ....i don't know the details yet
i am on furlough friday and monday - with another day in late june....
email I received this morning said "per AFLCMC and AFSC guidance, expect Friday to be out primary furlough day."
In the early bird this morning.......
Air Force Cancels Furloughs For Tinker Workers Whose Homes Were Destroyed By Storms In OklahomaBy Chris Casteel WASHINGTON -- Civilian workers at Tinker Air Force Base who lost their homes in the recent storms that struck central Oklahoma will be exempted from the furloughs that will begin next month for most other employees.
"This is the right thing to do," Air Force Secretary Mike Donley said Monday. "Despite some facing devastating personal circumstances, our Oklahoma-based civilian employees have shown their resilience time and time again. The least we can do is remove this additional burden."
The exceptions from the furloughs are for those whose homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.
More than 14,000 Tinker employees are expected to be furloughed for 11 days through Sept. 30. The first furlough day for Defense Department civilian workers is July 8.
^^ Was in paper yesterday or over weekend. I think we're getting our notices today.
I just got my notice a few minutes ago. Signed it and now await furlough the week of July 8th, which is going to be a fun 2 week period for me. I'll be off July 4th-8th, come in the 9th-11th and then be off 12-14. All while only losing 1 day of pay. Then we have 5 pay periods of only 80% pay going forward but we also get paid 3 times in August so it won't be as hard to deal with most people really thought.
Just don't be wreckless with your money and this will blow over fairly quickly. It might not even go through to 21 September 2013, we might have the funds to keep operations going or to reduce furlough days again in the next month or two.
I just signed for mine as well and I'm not going to freak out about it, like some around here are. We've known it was coming for a while and I've made the necessary budget adjustments that I'll be fine.
President Obama and his family will be going to Africa later this month. But the trip won't be cheap; it's expected to cost American taxpayers $60 to $100 million, according to the Washington Post.