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Federal Shutdown May Send Millennial Workers To Exits - Slashdot


If you think workers are concerned about politics resulting in a government shutdown, consider this: If you work in private industry, you can be a victim of a mass-layoff, and you never know its coming, so you should have emergency $$$ savings to prepare for that possibility, just as you should if you work for government - in case of political issues causing funding shortfall come the end of the fiscal year.

With this US government shutdown... employees had more than 60 days' warning that this was extremely likely to happen, essentially; the coming political clash was evident from miles away immediately after the election --- this eventuality became almost certain. Unlike a mass layoff; its presumably going to be temporary, and many furloughed employees will be entitled to automatic back pay - full wages for the time they didn't work, when the deficiency is resolved.

So, not only do they have ample warning to plan and make sure to reign in unnecessary spending: nearly 60...(continued)

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