Feds Have Option for Unscheduled Leave/Telework

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Due to tomorrow’s weather OPM reports:

“Status: Open with Option for Unscheduled Leave or Unscheduled Telework

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.”

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  • “due to tomorrow’s weather”
    so… rain?

    • Cold? Impending Thanksgiving-sleepyness?

    • Lots of Feds commute from mountainous places that get snow and ice while DC has rain. When you live in a metro area that has a 100+ mile commuting radius there’s likely to be some people facing dangerous travel conditions whenever it’s cold and wet.

      • Agreed. Folks from my agency are commuting from PA, Richmond and even West VA.

        • Yeah, I don’t know where some of you work but it’s extremely unusual for anyone at my DC-based agency to live in DC. I don’t think living 3 hours from work is necessarily the wisest decision, but they shouldn’t be fired for not being able to get to work when they live in a totally different weather region than us.

    • PA is getting snow and some folks commute to the DC metro area from there.

  • Frankly they are more productive not in the office anyways…

    • Awe, snap. As a Fed, it’s really awesome to see people shamelessly putting down the hard work you do.

    • Oooh, you got me (a Fed) good! We do nothing because we work for the government. That’s a new one I hadn’t heard before!

      Also- just FYI, We either: 1) Reported to work as normal, which it seems the vast majority of people did; 2) worked from home, which is still work; or 3) had to take a vacation day. So, there’s that.

      • “We do nothing because we work for the government. That’s a new one I hadn’t heard before!”

        In all honestly, I actually haven’t heard it put that way. Usually it’s “Feds do nothing because I work as a government contractor and see how little they do compared to me!”

    • It’s irrelevant, anyway, because most Feds have a ton of use-or-lose leave they need to burn by the end of the year so they’re off this week.

    • As a former Fed, I must say that while I had many extremely dedicated and hard-working co-workers, there were certainly quite a few people who lived up to that stereotype. It was pretty plain to see. There were some unbelievably lazy people pulling down close to six figures for not doing what they were hired to do.

    • And what exactly do you contribute to society? *crickets*

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