- Posted October 8, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Job cancelled after traveling 750 miles
“The shutdown prevents the project from going ahead without the government personnel needed to sign off on regulatory requirements,” he explained. “Not only is my own monitoring job affected but all the construction companies and workers required to build the transmission line are left without work.”
ch38carl’s profession as a field biologist and biological monitor for construction projects is “highly seasonal and project oriented,” he said. He must work for various companies on a project basis. “With most other major projects in my region of the country postponed until next year, getting work like this current project is very fortunate. Most of my coworkers from previous projects are still in between jobs and looking for new projects.”
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
While the company I traveled to work for will pay my mileage for travel to the work location and now back to my home, I remain unemployed. I blame the government and especially the so-called Republicans. It seems that if we were looking for a light at the end of this economic tunnel, the Congress has turned it off! I cannot even use this extra time off to take a trip to the Grand Canyon that a friend and I had talked about doing this fall.