Stuck in government shutdown limbo
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|Sat, 10-05-2013 - 12:27pm|
It's been a while again. Just here to vent. I'm a government contractor who works onsite so that means if the government shuts down I'm shut down too. So I've been out of work since Tuesday afternoon. I just applied yesterday for unemployment, but hopefully by the time it processes I'll be back at work. Unlike the feds who most probably will get retroactive pay, we contractors won't. Thankfully we actually have some savings this time around. I have $1k in my immediate savings and about 2 months salary in my emergency funds. Plus my dh now has a "real" job which doesn't pay that much but every bit helps. So I think we will be okay until Oct. 17 or before whenever the House finally gets their act together.
Thanks for listening!