- Posted October 1, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Furloughed Workers Speaking Out
When nearly 850,000 federal civilian employees were furloughed on Tuesday after Congress failed to pass a continuing resolution to fund the new fiscal year, those workers apparently have decided to make sure the rest of America and members of Congress know they are not going to go away quietly.
While going through new reports a short bit ago on CNN's iReport website, of which I am a community member, I found page after page of new community members who signed up just today. There is report after report uploaded by these furloughed employees decrying the situation in which they have found themselves. These workers are not happy and they are making sure someone is listening.
The influx of new signups and reports from disgruntled employees is in response to an iReport assignment: Shutdown: Your message to Washington. You can read my contribution, Shutdown Was Planned Outcome.
From the Cornfield, in this digital age don't expect furloughed workers to sit at home and do nothing.
Don't expect these workers to be as apparently silent as they were during the last shutdown in 1995-96.
Now there are sites like iReport, Twitter and Facebook to make sure Congress and the President are listening.
Only question is: Are members of Congress and the President listening and reading what workers are saying?