>> These people will be paid once this stand off ends...they always have and this will be no different. So all the hardships are not as dire as they would have us believe.
If I was a gov. employee I’d have three months saved for times as these....it’ goes with the job. These people knew ahead of time the gov. could shut down...they’ve done it many times before....just as with Gov. saying we should have preparation for surviving natural disasters...so too Gov. employees should be prepared.
Oh I can hear the excuses for not being prepared....from wages to having families and the costs of living. But taking a job with the gov. always means you will face this at some point. It’s a “natural disaster job risk”.