Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 22, 2018 2:16 p.m.

    RE: "Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'"...
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    Just read that an agreement to fund and reopen the Federal government has been reached. And the stock market is responding (in all time high territory again today).

    So the shutdown (for all the whooplah) didn't even last one business day. No big deal.

    What I wonder is... why government employees don't just keep working. They know for certain that they are going to be paid retroactively when the agreement is finally reached (and it will always eventually be reached).

    A government employee has never lost a pay check in one of these temporary shutdowns. They always get paid retroactively when the agreement is made... always.

    So those days they didn't work become paid holidays. Because they got paid and didn't have to work.

    I wish my company would have a temporary shutdown where I didn't have to work for a few days and knew for certain that I was going to get paid for those days (even though I didn't work those days).

    I say you should only get the retroactive pay if you showed good faith and worked those days. They know their going to get paid for those days. They just don't have to work.