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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:29 PM

1. This makes sense on its surface. But inactuality would require real courage and

definite sacrifice on the part many -- like hundreds minimally and probably thousands.

Below is a repost of a reply in another thread to a post that voiced dismay that the feds who are working aren't staging a workplace walkout saying that "The American people no longer fight together. They are sheep.":

As a retired federal career employee, while I understand and actually would support a federal walkout if it occurred, I think it is unfair to indirectly refer to the people caught up in this mind boggling cluster as "sheep". You are right, they can't fire everyone. But I'm quite certain they would fire some -- probably the people that they could single out as the "leaders" of the walkout in each and every federal agency involved. That would almost certainly amount to hundreds, if not thousands. Most of those people probably have families they support with their federal income as well as some level of debt, in some cases substantial debt, they are servicing with the income they derive from their jobs.

Any federal government-wide walkout most assuredly will require leaders who would be taking that exact risk. Protecting their families and their financial futures in those circumstances should not be called "being sheep" by any of us, especially those who are only indirectly affected by the shutdown.

Otherwise -- I like your passion. I would gladly support a mass workplace walkout by the rest of us to demonstrate our support for the affected federal workforce and hopefully drive a silver spike in the TrumpShutdown.

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