Skip to comments.Is Government Work A Full-Time Job
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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(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!)
Paper pushers. With computers, paper is mostly obsolete. You can get rid of 90% of grubment spending.
“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
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.
Yeah, my former employer for years tried to go “paperless”. Hadn’t made it when I retired.
I look forward to all the people posting on their employers’ time to comment on this.
A very sad tale of job “lock” indeed... it’s amazing you survived with your sanity intact.
My employer couldn’t manage a paperless bathroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sorry, it’s actually a little more than 5 weeks per year.
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.
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—!!
I’ve seen it do stuff like that too.
The only thing certain is the wind.
Same here. Always count on the wind in the spring. Or anytime something comes in off the Pacific.
I’m not sure *I* could handle a *paperless bathroom* !!!
The job isn’t finished until the paperwork is done!
But those are paid holidays for those government “workers”. They always get retroactive pay. Almost all are slacking bums.
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".
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