The government is closed today for another bogus holiday . Why dont we all have government jobs??

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Jaimie  JT Profile
Jaimie JT answered

In some countries today is Thanksgiving :) not bogus Otis !

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

Bogus holiday or not it is obviously a day we are suppose to celebrate!!!! SOOOOOO bring out the Santa Maria flavored shine my friend! In honor of Columbus!!!

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otis campbell
otis campbell commented
My grandfathers ship the uss shine landed first
Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang commented
YES!!!!! I KNEW history had it all wrong! See Mr. Otis, if you would have been my history teacher then maybe I would have learned something! LOL!
Nina Varganov Profile
Nina Varganov answered

My mom technically does have a government job, at a national laboratory, and she does NOT have the day off!! :( but I do ;)

Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

Too many political (government) jobs already  If the government got out of the way of private companies (big and small) there could be so many more jobs 

Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

Government jobs ? Otis not everyone can handle political world. You see all these people who speak loud about politics and results ? One day they spend in they'll be all lost. They have no idea what it looks like till they share a chair inside the game.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Perhaps because we are misinformed.

Generally speaking, pay is good and it's hard to fire a government employee.

And from Wikipedia for those interested:

Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as "Columbus Day" in the United States, as "Día de la Raza" ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America and as "Día de la Hispanidad" and "Fiesta Nacional" in Spain, where it is also the religious festivity of la Virgen del Pilar. It is also celebrated as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Belize and Uruguay, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina and as Giornata Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo or Festa Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo in Italy and in the Little Italys around the world.[1][2] These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century and officially in various countries since the early 20th century.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I used to have a  government job. I worked for Social Security. All of you commenting on government jobs being political, it was the least political job I have ever had. You were paid by the job rank and time on the job. Sucking up to the boss got you nothing. As for those talking about the pay, it depends on the job. Some more specialized jobs can make money in the private sector, while other jobs are competitive. I left banking where I worked 50 hours and was always stressed to work in the collections department of Social Security. I tracked down people who were overpaid to get the money back, and it was a lot less stressful than banking. I did get cussed at often enough, but that happened in banking too. (People get emotional about money.)

My hubby worked for the National Labor Relation Board. He was an agent that investigated claims of people not following the Labor Act. Half of his office were lawyers who could have made more money in the private sector, but they would have had to work longer hours.

Walt O'Reagun Profile
Walt O'Reagun answered

Simply because it's impossible.  Well, virtually impossible.

The income taxes from the wages of government workers doesn't come close to paying the salaries of government workers.

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