Y2K may delay New Year 's holiday

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Y2K may delay New Year 's holiday By Margaret Kane 02/02/99 01:44:00 PM

http://www.excite.com/computers_and_internet/tech_news/zdnet/?article= /news/19990203/2199059.inp

Some government employees may have to work Dec. 31 to clear up Y2K problems.

Thanks to the Y2K bug, federal government workers may be waiting until the year 2000 to party like it's 1999.

A recently introduced bill would change the New Year's Day holiday for federal workers from Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 to Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. The idea is to give government agencies at least one more day to try and get their houses in order before the Year 2000 kicks in, said an aide to Rep. David Dreier, (R-Calif.), the bill's co-sponsor. This way, the government won't need to pay overtime for IT workers who are stuck at the office, programming away, as the new year changes. The bill was introduced by Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.), and has been referred to the House Committee on Government Reform for consideration. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Another clueless gem from our government. What will one extra day allow?

"This way, the government won't need to pay overtime for IT workers who are stuck at the office, programming away, as the new year changes."

I'm out the door on my way to Costco.

Mike =========================================================

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), February 03, 1999


Hey, Fix On Failure, no worries.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), February 03, 1999.

I agree, Tom...NO PROBLEMO...

If the data's bad, we have a backup...just need to find the problems, we'll write a quickie utility to find and fix should the need arise...then we'll test and implement. Restore the backup, and let it rip.

No..wait...nix the testing on the FOF...that would take another few hours to do...welll.....uh...maybe if we have the time. We don't want our users/customers waiting for us to get back up and running TOO long, right?

Our customer support center will handle calls, and we'll be monitoring the queues throughout the day. If we don't get too many calls, we may get done early...maybe I'll throw a party for staff, congradulate them for their team spirit...take 'em out to dinner, buy 'em a few beers.

There. We have all of the bases covered, no biggie. HEY! RELAAAAAAX! Oops...gotta go...I have to grab my PC support people and have them take inventory and assess the situation. It's a coordinated effort, so this shouldn't take too long. Got the money there, so I can just cut a check when we place the order with our vendors...don't want to wait to the last minute or leave anyone in the dark, y'know ;-)

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), February 03, 1999.

Sounds just like my boss, LOL.

-- Faze the Nation (dazed@confused.com), February 03, 1999.

They'll the deadline, give or take a few hours.

-- Mr. Know It All (expert@house.gov), February 03, 1999.

When I read something like this Dreier idiot said, I worry less about THE GOVERNMENT and the lengths to which it might go in the suspension of our personal liberties. I am convinced that Clinton and his ilk have nefarious plans for this once-great country, but then I see something like this bill and the "thought" that went into it. Of course, a whole bunch of morons elected this guy to office... Now I'm scared again.

-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), February 03, 1999.

Is that one extra day, an 8 hour or an 24 hour workday. Don't laugh, this may make a difference, to some people. Not me!!!! Off to Wally World.....

-- Carlie (carlie_scott@yahoo.com), February 03, 1999.

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