In Reply to: Re: Is that a WALL ? posted by Dean on January 28, 2019 at 10:00:10:
Life circumstances are varied and some people opt for seasonal employment, temporary or permanent, for a variety of personal reasons. Some use it as a means of entry to a full time position, others need the time off for family, personal reasons or simply as a convenience. For some individuals permanent seasonal employment makes sense and that is true in both the private and public sectors.
In my forty years of full time permanent federal employment I never met or worked with any full time permanent employee that wanted to be furloughed. Agency furloughs and reductions in force were universally viewed as a BAD thing to be avoided if at all possible. The potential for collecting unemployment benefits while out of work would not have been enticing and the line for volunteers would have been extremely short if not empty. Victims would have then been chosen on the basis of appointment status, job descriptions, and seniority. In other words career conditional employees to the head of the line, junior career employees in generic positions please fall in behind in order of seniority.