Government Shutdown Continued: Are We Negotiating Yet?


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After two weeks of government shutdown, our organization has scrambled to define the positions and people needed to support the lives of our astronauts aboard the International Space Station.  While many employees want to return to work (and know they’ll ultimately be paid, if the 407-0 House vote on retroactive pay is any indication), they are unable to do so.

Instead, we’re waiting on our Congressional representatives to take action and let us get back to work.  For someone who’s always believed in an honest day’s work for a day of pay, this situation is particularly frustrating.  It’s also tough knowing that many of my friends who work on government contracts may not be compensated the same way that I am…

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