One of the fallacies that the main stream leftist has of upper middle class America is that these upper middle class folks they simply have their world given to them.
You know, they’re white and male therefore don’t have to work or achieve. They just walk in a room and get given the bounty of life.
The truth is far from this perception.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it will close its offices at 1:30 p.m. Other agencies, such as the Labor Department, expect most employees to be gone by mid-day, but haven’t set a specific time.
Once they head home, furloughed employees are under strict orders not to do any work. That means no sneaking glances at Blackberries or smart phones to check emails, no turning on laptop computers, no checking office voicemail, and no use of any other government-issued equipment.
Every single vacation I’ve taken in the last 5-10 years has included my work laptop. My wife and I got married on the beaches here in North Carolina; we spent 10 glorious days celebrating with friends and family. We brought work laptops with us.
When I am NOT on vacation, I often times check my email before my feet hit the floor in the morning and one of the last things I do before going to be is check my work condition. I often interact with global teams located who knows where, and their needs may not fit a US based schedule.
My point? Government is without a clue and these people are only making it more painful than they need to be.