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Is Government Work A Full-Time Job
news.investors.com ^ | 2/20/2014 | Unknown

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:01:49 AM PST by rktman

Work: A new study of government data says that since Oct. 1, federal workers, including bureaucrats and members of Congress, have worked less than three-fourths of the time. To which we respond, how can they tell?

Federal workers have long been seen as slack, but they seem to have gotten more so recently.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Society
KEYWORDS: federalemployees; federalworkers; govtworkers; leaches; unions
WOW! And I thought my job before retiring was cake. So, when they are actually there, 75% of the time, how much of that 75% is actual productive "work"? Man am I glad my tax dollars are being so well spent.

(Normal 40/wk job is 2080 hours/yr. The only year I worked less than 2000 hours(in my 36 years) was when I first hired in and that was in July. No year after that did we work less than 2200 hours. Some as high as 3000 hours in a year. Now I got free time. LOL!)

1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:01:49 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Paper pushers. With computers, paper is mostly obsolete. You can get rid of 90% of grubment spending.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:04:51 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: rktman

“shutdown/sequester and snow days”

Not sure you can blame the fed gov employee for those. Just thought I’d get that in before the obligatory fed gov employee bashing begins. lol


3 posted on 02/21/2014 7:07:59 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: rktman

You are obviously a greedy capitalist pig. If you had worked less, then there would have been more work to spread around and unemployment would have been decreased. You are lucky you didn’t get carted off to the gulag.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 7:12:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Yeah, my former employer for years tried to go “paperless”. Hadn’t made it when I retired.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 7:15:10 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: rktman

I look forward to all the people posting on their employers’ time to comment on this.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 7:15:17 AM PST by gdani
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To: rktman

A very sad tale of job “lock” indeed... it’s amazing you survived with your sanity intact.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 7:15:39 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: rktman

My employer couldn’t manage a paperless bathroom.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 7:16:17 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Vigilanteman

Funny thing is, my boss always told us we behaved like we were “part time” workers. LOL! His take was, if we didn’t want to do the job there was plenty of monkeys waiting outside the gate.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 7:17:08 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

We used to call it “velvet handcuffs”. How’s things in NM? Cold and snowy? Been dry and above normal temps in northern NV. My dang lawn is even starting to green up already. Stupid glow-bull warming. I should sue algore.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 7:19:50 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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Somedays cold and windy, other’s sunny and warm (hit 70 in Abq last week).

I wish it would snow, we’ve already had a couple wildfires.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 7:21:29 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: V_TWIN

The government workforce has been aging out, and many have the 4 weeks of annual leave that happens at 15 years of service. The Gvt also caps annual leave at a certain point, creating a use or lose situation at the end of the calendar year.

So we really need more data to figure this out. But in the absence of it I’d peg it on a combination of use/lose use at the end of the calendar year, plus weather related closures.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 7:26:38 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Sorry, it’s actually a little more than 5 weeks per year.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 7:29:19 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL! Well you guys are south of us so I can see 70. Funny thing is that I can remember one April back in the early 70’s in ABQ when we got about 14” of glow-bull warming. Of course that was way back when we were facing a new ice age. Well, according to time magazine.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 7:30:55 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: rktman

As I remember it, my federal salary was paid to me every two weeks, consisting of an 80 hour block. I accrued what some can title ‘personal leave time’, as well as ‘sick time’.

Sick time was a standard time measurement for every single federal worker, present title and salary notwithstanding. I think that was ‘4’ hours a pay period. You learn quickly to let that accrue, ‘for future use’, or to ‘sell it back’ when you retire.

The ‘personal leave time’ was accrued, as to your ‘years in federal service’, a sliding scale if you will, topping out at ‘8’ hours a pay period, with a ceiling of 240 hours. If you had more than that, in that particular calendar year, you HAD to use them or lose them.

So, you were ‘paid’ when you had a medical appt., or if you had the time built up and out for a job injury, you were paid for it.

Now, while I was in the federal service, they instituted, that differtial shift business.
You had the choice:
1. 80 hours, 8 hrs. a day, Monday through Friday;
2. 80 hours, 9 hrs. a day, with a day off mid-week in the pay period, to account for the extra hour worked each day.
3. 80 hours, 10 hrs. a day, with a day off each week, mid-week, to account for the hours worked.

Do you see the hidden beauty of this plan? If you work a differential shift:

EVERY MAJOR FEDERAL HOLIDAY IS EITHER A MONDAY OR A FRIDAY. JUST LINK IN A ‘PERSONAL DAY’ BETWEEN YOUR ‘OFF-DAY’, AND THE HOLIDAY, AND YOU ARE OFF —THREE— DAYS, AND CHARGED WITH —ONE—!!


15 posted on 02/21/2014 7:32:36 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: rktman

I’ve seen it do stuff like that too.

The only thing certain is the wind.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 7:33:16 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Same here. Always count on the wind in the spring. Or anytime something comes in off the Pacific.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 7:36:06 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I’m not sure *I* could handle a *paperless bathroom* !!!

The job isn’t finished until the paperwork is done!


18 posted on 02/21/2014 7:55:05 AM PST by MortMan (Is a delayed shower a "stay of exablution"?)
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To: V_TWIN

But those are paid holidays for those government “workers”. They always get retroactive pay. Almost all are slacking bums.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 8:10:37 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
Ain't that the truth? A bud of mine is an FBI grunt who chases bad guys, the worst of the worst. He wasn't allowed any time off during the sequester because he is considered "essential personnel."

The "non-essential personnel", on the other hand, get to collect full back pay for their sequester days and have none of it charged to their personal vacation. He couldn't tell me why they got hired or keep their jobs if the are "non-essential personnel".

20 posted on 02/21/2014 8:48:46 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rktman

It should be part-time work, 29 hours a week, and Obamacare for medical insurance. Period.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 8:56:31 AM PST by polymuser
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To: polymuser

And zero religious holidays off of work.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 8:57:13 AM PST by polymuser
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To: rktman
"Is Government Work A Full-Time Job"

Why, of course--not only federal but government at all levels. That's why recipients of government and government-linked incomes continue to shout in political speech that they are the "taxpayers" and "producers!" The debt/revenues go in productive circles and create a perpetual motion economic machine!


23 posted on 02/21/2014 9:06:00 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: rktman

A government job is a slackers utopia it’s why this regime has hired so many of them for more back up.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 9:13:11 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: hal ogen

“But those are paid holidays for those government “workers”. They always get retroactive pay.”

Probably, but it’s the system structure that allows the leave/pay etc. right?


25 posted on 02/21/2014 9:27:05 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Vigilanteman
*You are obviously a greedy capitalist pig. If you had worked less, then there would have been more work to spread around and unemployment would have been decreased. You are lucky you didn’t get carted off to the gulag.*

Oh yeah, that's the new word from the government. High unemployment is a GOOD thing...yeah that's the ticket.
Just like when the government tells you that the cool temperatures proves that their prediction of warming is correct.

26 posted on 02/21/2014 10:57:32 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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