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    What you gonna do...

    ...if we don't get paid 1 April?
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    Re: What you gonna do...

    I was in during the mid-90s shutdown. I remember initially there was talk of us not getting paid, but eventually that went away. I remember working when most of the civilians were not, but it didn't last long enough to effect anybody's pay. In fact, the civilians sent on furlough were given back pay for doing nothing (staying home). I guess that is kind of what they usually do anyway.

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    Re: What you gonna do...

    i'll do like the wisconsin union protesters and take a dump in the squadron building

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    Re: What you gonna do...

    First...we will get paid. Period. End of discussion.

    If I didn't get paid, and didn't forsee any pay in the near future...I would go AWOL to Canada, and start life version 2.

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    Re: What you gonna do...

    I don't think that it will come to that. If it does...there will be a whole lot of pissed of bubba' for sure.
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    Question If government shuts down, so would troop pay

    When the government was shut down in 1995, military personnel continued to report to work and were paid, but the planning guidance sent to the services and defense agencies says a shutdown this time will be different.

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    “Military personnel will serve without pay until such time as Congress makes appropriated funds available to compensate them for this period of service.”
    What planning guidance and who sends out such guidance?!

    WTF?! Is this AFT with its usual hyperbole or what?! I thought there was something on the books that the military continued to be paid even through a "shut-down."

    We have a hard enough time getting reimbursed money and pay straighten out from TDY's, PCS's, and deployments... Coming to work for nothing?! Don't know about that one.

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    Re: If government shuts down, so would troop pay

    Yes, V. Sounds like a scare-tactic article to me.
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    Re: What you gonna do...

    I was also in during the mid-90's whent the shut down happened. There were rumors of not getting paid, but it didn't happen. For some reason, we couldn't go fishing on the Federal Lakes though? Not sure how much money that saved...

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    I wouldn't put it past them to not pay us just to try and prove a point to one another. They still get their checks of course. I'll be making my point by not defuzing bombs for free.
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    Re: If government shuts down, so would troop pay

    Would there be a "come to work for nothing" CBT?

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