So despite working on a new contract one of the other benefits of working on a government contract is sitting back and listening to the news talk about a government shutdown. Have you heard about this? If congress doesn't agree on a budget by March 4th then the govt shuts down.
Whats that mean? Well for government workers it means they will get a couple days off, unpaid. At least until a new budget is agreed upon then they will get back pay thanks to the union. As a contractor we get nothing. We get sent home on a nice unpaid vacay. At least it will give me some time to look for a new gig.
I'll take this time to remind myself that I'm blessed to be able to weather these storms and not lose my mind or my house.