It has been 13 days since I was furloughed. Actually I was ordered back to work last week. However, I am left wondering if I will be paid on October 25th. Did the DoD do this so they would not have to pay unemployment to 300,000 employees? Did they call us back to work with a promise to pay us later which might not happen? As I stated in my previous story I was furloughed during the sequestration in August and September and again on Oct 1st. I was given a one week paycheck last week. Given that I usually get paid every 2 weeks, we live paycheck to paycheck, and we are behind from the previous furlough we are getting further and further behind. We will have to declare bankruptcy. We have no other choice. My daughter is special needs and we cannot even afford the gas to take her to her Challenger League baseball games. We also had to cancel two doctor appts for my daughter and one for me. I need to save gas for work. With the budget mess I am left wondering if I will be furloughed due to sequestration again next Summer? This whole situation has left a bad taste in my mouth. I worked 60 hrs a week and got paid for 40, saved the USAF $50,000-100,000 per year by doing project in house, came in on weekends to work and this is how I am repaid? BTW they had an appeals process for the last furlough. I appealed and they never responded except to say they received my appeal. I am looking for another job outside of the Federal government. I am done with the USAF, DoD and working for the federal government in any capacity.
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