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Feds feel shirked for shutdown work, sue for double pay
The Washington Times ^ | 11/4/2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 11/04/2013 6:52:32 PM PST by markomalley

Some federal workers who were required to remain on the job during the government shutdown said Monday that they have filed a lawsuit demanding double pay, arguing that the government’s failure to pay them on time is a violation of labor laws.

The five workers, all employed by the Bureau of Prisons and required to work during the shutdown, said their paychecks in early October didn’t include money for Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. The workers said that meant they didn’t earn the minimum wage for their work, and they also weren’t paid overtime — both of which are labor violations.

“The minimum wage applicable to essential employees is $7.25 per hour, or $290 for a 40-hour week,” the workers said in their lawsuit, filed in federal claims court late last month. “Many essential employees were paid less than $290 for work performed during the week.”

The federal employees have since been paid for the time they worked, but their lawsuit says many of them had to make tough spending choices and incurred debts and interest costs.

The workers said they are entitled to compensatory damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act that should double the amount they have been paid.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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1 posted on 11/04/2013 6:52:32 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I can’t wait for the collapse.


2 posted on 11/04/2013 6:53:37 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: markomalley

3 posted on 11/04/2013 6:56:16 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Lurker

no. Give us back your unemployment money. You people are parasites. ALL OF YOU! and the HOST is getting pissed.


4 posted on 11/04/2013 6:57:37 PM PST by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: Lurker

I’m guessing between 50 years and never. Progreesives can push the pain forever.


5 posted on 11/04/2013 6:58:25 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Lurker

bump


6 posted on 11/04/2013 6:59:33 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Lurker

Well if a collapse is what it takes to humble these proud liberals, a collapse is what they will get. What I mean is that the liberals will not be able to hang together forever. Their selfish wishes will override their desire to “screw the conservative.” For conservatives to lay back from politics during this period is probably actually a very wise move.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 7:00:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: deadrock

A good burst of gospel power could clear up a collapse situation mighty quick.

America has been too proud... of itself, that is. When America was prouder of God than it was of itself, there was hope, and the most egregious evils were averted by grace.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 7:01:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Lurker

>>I can’t wait for the collapse.

I was thinking the same thing. I want to see a world where skilled tradesmen are paid like gummint employees and useless paper pushers and bosses stand in line for farm work.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 7:02:35 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: deadrock

Yes.

Once American brags on God again, then its woes will literally supernaturally begin to dissolve.


10 posted on 11/04/2013 7:03:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

The Feds can suck eggs. Let the whole thing crumble, wall off the major cities, and rebuild.


11 posted on 11/04/2013 7:04:02 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: Bryanw92

If the tradesmen give glory to God, this and more will happen.

If they just want to be their little potty selves, then this might be called conservative but it does not conserve the most important thing of all.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 7:04:35 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

Better yet, lay off 80% of them.


13 posted on 11/04/2013 7:04:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Gabrial

No, invade the major cities. With gospel.


14 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: null and void

gov workers vs gov in court

notice taxpayers are not represented at all


15 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:57 PM PST by GeronL
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To: markomalley

Bet they’re happy there’s no Reagan anymore to show them the door.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 7:06:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: GeronL

God represents the honest.

It is a pity that God is a last resort to us. God should be the first resort.

The doggedly evil will cause their own selves to deteriorate.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 7:08:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>>If the tradesmen give glory to God, this and more will happen.

>>If they just want to be their little potty selves, then this might be called conservative but it does not conserve the most important thing of all.

Are you actually saying that America’s problem is skilled tradesmen who don’t glorify God? Does that mean that useless paper pushers and bosses do glorify God?

You know what? The greatest hurdle for Conservatism to overcome is the impression that it is only for businessmen. Your kind of comment (I assume that potty means petty) just blows my mind! When someone like you hears the word “tradesmen”, you assume “union thug” and that equates to ungodly men.

I am an industrial electrician during the week and a lay preacher on some weekends and I teach bible study on Wednesday night. My job has NOTHING to do with my faith.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 7:12:36 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: markomalley

tough spending choices, incurred debt and interest = compensatory damages.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 7:14:20 PM PST by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The ‘bragging on God’ boat left the harbor and sunk of the coast. Sorry.


20 posted on 11/04/2013 7:21:08 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: deadrock

off


21 posted on 11/04/2013 7:21:32 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: snappahead

What a load of poo. The government was “shut down” for 2 1/2 weeks. The full pay checks hit the bank a week after that. If you can’t survive that long without a pay check you are doing something wrong.


22 posted on 11/04/2013 7:24:10 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: markomalley

OMG! The downtrodden federal employees who worked for their pay during the shutdown are embittered because they did not get a free paid vacation as some other federal employees did. So they want to be reimbursed by getting double pay for the time they worked?

My Goodness, don’t give these spoiled, OVERPAID “overlords” a penny extra; they should feel fortunate to have a job. And DO NOT GIVE THESE SPOILED BRATS A 1% PAY RAISE; THEY DO NOT DESERVE IT. Ungrateful, spoiled creatures living off the sweat and wealth created by the actual productive citizens of our country.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 7:25:05 PM PST by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Lurker
many of them had to make tough spending choices and incurred debts and interest costs.

Like when I have to pay taxes? Can I sue for double my taxes back?

24 posted on 11/04/2013 7:27:41 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: deadrock

Sorry, God is there to put the spiritual hammer down on impossibility nay sayers like you unless and until you accept His greatness once more. He does not rest upon us.

The normal plan of God’s work, chastisement and invitation, remains. He didn’t get senile on that throne in heaven.

I am personally privy to seeing the invitation part start to come into fruition. The Holy Spirit is getting things ready. In the meantime, Obamacare is going to turn into the chastisement.


25 posted on 11/05/2013 4:26:43 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: deadrock

So. Will you be part of the problem or will you be part of the solution. I have never seen so many negative nellies in my life.


26 posted on 11/05/2013 4:28:13 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: deadrock

In other words: dead rock would do well to rest once more upon the Living Rock. So many people pack up their marbles on God and go away when the times get a little tough. Well they are going to miss out on blessings.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 4:30:01 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Bryanw92

Your job has NOTHING to do with your faith?

You are cruising for divine, purely supernatural bruising as long as you keep that attitude. As the world sinks, so will you.

Did God create and is He sustaining, the world?

Is your job in the world?

This should be enough said.

Your “faith” looks like something you pride yourself on, rather than something you give glory to God for helping you every day with.


28 posted on 11/05/2013 4:33:07 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: House Atreides
Hey! It's cramped under those desks! Have some compassion, man!


29 posted on 11/05/2013 4:33:39 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: markomalley

The greed never abates.


30 posted on 11/05/2013 4:37:03 AM PST by dforest
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To: dforest

It will once it has managed to destroy itself.


31 posted on 11/05/2013 4:40:34 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

This move is so obvious that Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Helen Keller saw it coming.

When the first complaint about “It isn’t fair, I had to work and they let those people that didn’t have to work know they weren’t going to lose any money. It isn’t fair, that I had to come in to get paid and they got to stay home”.

This is a far cry from when the FIRST GOVT SHUTDOWN in modern times was announced that when the word went out that non essential personnel were to stay home, people were coming in from sick leave and vacation lest they be thought of as non essential.

Mayor Gray from DC hit it on the head - When told he could face censure if he didn’t lay people off -

IF THEY AREN’T ESSENTIAL, THEY SHOULDN’T BE ON THE PAYROLL. Pretty good talk, especially for a Lib or at the very least a D.


32 posted on 11/05/2013 4:55:29 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Too bad Abortion and birth control advocates didn't have parents who agreed with them.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
This has nothing to do with me. I was speaking of your 'bragging on' Sadly, the majority have abandoned God, with no returning.
33 posted on 11/05/2013 6:19:20 AM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Bryanw92

So I take it that you are not one of those "salvation by works" types?

ah-badda-bing, a-bodda-boom

34 posted on 11/05/2013 6:37:04 AM PST by BlueDragon (if wishes was fishes it would be a stinky <strike> world</strike> Universe)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>>Your job has NOTHING to do with your faith?

My Christian faith is what I am. That is what my purpose on Earth is. My job is how I pay for food and housing and stuff. My original comment was about how our present society looks down on skilled tradesmen and celebrates people who move paper around or manage skilled tradesmen. When the big collapse happens, the demand for people who can fix things will be much greater than for those who manage things.

But, all of those people can be Christian or they can choose to not be Christian. Their job has NOTHING to do with their faith. You aren’t honestly saying that “Oh, he’s a manager, so he is closer to God.”, are you?

Of course not. That would be silly and unChristian.

>>Your “faith” looks like something you pride yourself on, rather than something you give glory to God for helping you every day with.

Since my post was about jobs, you really don’t know anything about my faith. You’ve never heard my testimony and you don’t know just how much I do praise God for what he did for me. I don’t even know why you chose to pick this fight, except that I recall some issue we had in the past where you did some similar immature thing. I forgot all about it until now. Apparently you do not forgive. YOu need to work on that.


35 posted on 11/05/2013 6:39:05 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: BlueDragon

>>So I take it that you are not one of those “salvation by works” types?

LOL. Nope. Pure Salvation by Grace!


36 posted on 11/05/2013 6:40:28 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

You are the one who is reading an old grudge into what I said and accusing things that are nonsense.

I found you saying that your faith has nothing to do with your job.

Nope. It does.


37 posted on 11/05/2013 2:05:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: deadrock

“With no returning”

Ahem, God still begs to be greater than Satan.

What happened in Nineveh should show that you shouldn’t be naysaying, lest you find yourself naysaying against the Lord.


38 posted on 11/05/2013 2:06:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Please stop being a theological bully. It is sickening.


39 posted on 11/05/2013 2:21:00 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: deadrock

When I point out the truth of the power of God’s spirit, that “makes me a sickening theological bully”?

THIS IS PRACTICAL STUFF

If you buck the Lord’s plan, you’ll probably get more than just sick.


40 posted on 11/05/2013 2:27:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: deadrock

Buddy, I don’t know if you were aware but God is busy seeking to BLESS in this world. Curses are earned by us by refusing the blessings.

I have excellent reason to be very adamant about this!

Do you want to see salvation happen here? Then quit singing the blues, literally for Christ’s sake!


41 posted on 11/05/2013 2:28:44 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Please stop being a theological bully. It is sickening.

Bully's go to Hell. Save yourself.

42 posted on 11/05/2013 2:30:28 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: deadrock

What do you mean “save myself.”

I am already saved by the Cross!

However when I try to tell others about this, it seems THEY get cross.

Yeah, a lot of folks thought Jesus was a bully too. Like the Pharisees and scribes. Jesus was upsetting their grim apple cart. That’s why they crucified Him. You don’t crucify what you think is a mild nuisance. THINK, buddy. THINK.


43 posted on 11/05/2013 2:33:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Heaven has no place for theological thugs such as yourself. Prepare for you doom.


44 posted on 11/05/2013 2:33:27 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: deadrock

You should prepare for yours, with that grim mindset of yours. God isn’t grim. “His chastisement is for a moment and His lovingkindness is forever.”


45 posted on 11/05/2013 2:35:17 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: deadrock

I mean, if I am a “thug for happiness” what is your idea of a heaven dweller? Someone who is perpetually playing blues on that harp???

God was telling the world to cheer up clear back from Cain! (Read it for yourself.)


46 posted on 11/05/2013 2:46:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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