Essay about Furlough 2013

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Furlough 2013
Jo shmoo
COMM/215
April 30, 2013
Lee brook

Furlough 2013
It’s April 2, 2013 and I am on a countdown to be furloughed at my job! The economy in the United States is in dire need of help as we speak. Congress has asked for a furlough of government employees like myself and it is coming sooner then we know it. A furlough is a temporary unpaid leave of some employees due to special needs of a company, which may be due to economic conditions at the specific employer or in the economy as a whole. These involuntary furloughs may be short or long term, and many of those affected may seek other temporary employment during that time.

I am a Federal Canine Officer for the department of homeland security. This topic I am
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I have many friends in the Army that are now government employees and everyone I spoke two recently have told me they are being furloughed and they are looking for part time work. I have a close relative that has been employed with the government for more than 15 years and is being affected by this furlough. He is now picking up labor work after his eight to five job to make ends meet, and also working on his weekends off to rake in the cash.

As a fellow government employee we work very hard for our families and to provide them with better lives than most American’s. We are very reliable workers with amazing career jobs that we are thankful for. We only ask is that our Government can fast track and find a way to pass a budget where we don’t have to look for other work to support our families. Air traffic controllers have been hit by this furlough in recent weeks and it has affected are airport dearly. We give 110% for our country every day we just want the same effort back. I have fought and protected this country my whole life through the military and as a federal agent I understand sacrifice and so does my family but we also understand reasoning.
I know my opinion is only my opinion but how would you feel if this affected your life? I know that teachers of California can relate to what I am speaking about because they have been fighting layoff’s cuts money shortages for the last few years. Is it right to cut our school systems? The people who teach our

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