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Weather Service Could Furlough 5,000 Workers Due To Budget Crunch?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/11 00:45:55
When it rains it pours -- especially when there's bad news about the job market.

A cash crunch at the National Weather Service means that up to 5,000 federal workers may find themselves without paychecks for two weeks this summer, should Congress fail to allocate the $36 million the agency needs to meet payroll through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

"[The move] would require each employee to be furloughed for 13 days, or the equivalent of at least one full pay period," staggered over the summer, reports WOKV.com, citing a fact sheet from the Commerce Department, which oversees the Weather Service.

But the furloughs won't merely affect the government workers' bank accounts. As The Washington Post reports, the cutbacks come at the height of the hurricane season, and the forced time off could disrupt critical forecasting and other operations that the NWS provides.

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  • Bearish~PWCM~ 2012/06/11 14:43:33 (edited)
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    +1
    "But the furloughs won't merely affect the government workers' bank accounts. As The Washington Post reports, the cutbacks come at the height of the hurricane season, and the forced time off could disrupt critical forecasting and other operations that the NWS provides"

    What a bunch of BS!!!

    Talk about collective bargaining. "If we are not at full man power no one will be looking at the radar screen that covers the Atlantic, You will all die"


    no bull shit
  • ~ The R... Bearish... 2012/06/11 16:18:21
    ~ The Rebel ~
    +1
    More scare tactics ~ My thoughts exactly!
  • apachehellfire65 2012/06/11 02:18:36
    apachehellfire65
    +1
    where's the down side to this? does this mean they will only be half wrong after that?
  • ronbo 2012/06/11 02:00:24
    ronbo
    Wow! You know it,s getting bad when the weather service has to lay people off.
  • Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/06/11 01:39:38
    Magnus ☮ RP ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    Oh, poor babies! Two weeks without pay? Must be HORRIBLE... how will they eat?!

    poor babies weeks pay horrible eat
  • Karen E 2012/06/11 00:56:14
    Karen E
    +1
    so what? they are far from accurate.............
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/06/11 00:49:33
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    +3
    About the only time they are accurate is when they do the monthly test sirens.
  • Wolfman 2012/06/11 00:48:59
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    +1
    Do we really need the 5,000 workers? How many are left?
  • Oaces_boss_yo® 2012/06/11 00:47:32

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