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re: That's one of the "fun" parts about these shutdowns: it makes a lie of the "accept lower compensation in exchange for stability" bargain. It makes ...

Yes, I've already been talking with my direct supervisor about a raise when this is over. Her also knows that out of necessity I've had to start looking for other work. We'll see.

Things like this are part of why the consultancies I've worked for have generally only bothered to bid pre-funded contracts. Which is to say, regardless of any stoppage nonsense with the government, the salaries (etc.) are already fully funded. Even if you can't work on-site, you still get paid (though, unlike furloughed workers, that pay is immediate, rather than "back", pay).

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