Being a contracted government worker, I’m losing pay every day that this government shutdown continues. I’ve taken on extra shifts at my 2nd job but it isn’t going to pay rent and all my bills. Being a single mom, I’m in panic mode right now. If you’d like to help, any donations are appreciated.+ Read More
Update: Still not paid. Even for the hours before the shutdown that I did work (63 hours on that timesheet) I haven't gotten paid. It's frustrating. I am starting to look for other employment. I moved my family to a different city for this job. I love the job and the people I work with there. It upsets me that I have to find something else. This shutdown has no end in sight. Thank you each and every one of you that have donated. I don't know how we would have gotten through this without you.
Thank you to those who have donated. To those who have posted disparaging comments, I am sorry your lives are so bad that you have to be that way. I am a contracted worker, employed by a third party, and as long as the office I work for is closed I cannot go to work. As for the comment about making my children's father pay, well he would if he were here. But in June 2018 he passed away of a sudden heart attack one week prior to his 52nd birthday. The pain of losing his is still very raw to my kids and so I hadn't mentioned that in any updates or news stories. But now you know. Again I appreciate everyone who has donated or send encouraging messages. Let's hope this ends soon so that life can get back to normal for us. ~Julie
I feel like I need to make this clear. I am a contract worker with the government. This means if Federal workers are approved for backpay or even if they file a class action lawsuit as one commenter talked about previously happening, I am NOT included in that group. I am employed by a third party in a government office. As long as that office is closed down, I am not allowed to go to work. So, I will get nothing for these missed days of work. This is why I started this campaign. This helps my family make it through this shutdown. I appreciate each and every donation that comes in!! THANK YOU!
I am overwhelmed by the donations and wonderful feedback from people all over the world. We are all hopeful that this shutdown will end soon! I just want to get back to earning my paycheck and get life back to normal again. I know there are many in my situation or worse. I appreciate everyone who has shared my story as well as others.