No one likes less money in their paycheck, but based on a number of calls I made today to Defense Department public affairs shops, smart folks parlayed mandatory furlough days, which clicked in this month into a really long July 4th weekend.
The 4th fell on Thursday, take one day of leave on Friday and a furlough day today, and you end up with a five day weekend -- not a bad bargain for people who value time off more than money.
And, remember, the only thing you can’t buy with money is time.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.