In Reply to: Re: Is that a WALL ? posted by steveVa on January 27, 2019 at 15:58:53:
Yes, I did know.
Only approximately 1/16 of the "federal government" has been "shut down."
Most (all?) of the furloughed "workers" are so-called "non-essential" employees, begging the question of just why are the taxpayers paying 800,000 "non-essential" federal emploees.
In the event that you do not know, it is common for federal employees to "volunteer" for layoff in order to collect unemployment for 2 or 3 months each summer while doing whatever they want. Such practice is not related to length of service, and many do so for their entire 20 or 30 year careers. They are also not required to search for employment while collecting unemployment
Do not try this at your job.