Didya know that some Fed Employees are getting paid two days early?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Doesn't sound like a big deal, but for the Fed Gov't to be doing this is a BIG HAIRY DEAL!
Spouse works for Dpt of Army, and brought home a memo last week saying that payday was being moved up from the 30th to the 28th. NEVER been done before. They will get paid a day early ONLY if payday lands on a Fed holiday, occasionally.
30th isn't a payday. Two days early. But Defense Finance & Acctg. Service (System?) has been saying for MONTHs that they're Y2K Okay!
Doesn't seem like such interesting news until you consider how much uncle sam will loose on two days of interest on millions of dollars. For a non-event.
Can't speak for other Fed Departments. Wasn't in the news around here, and nothing about the military payday on the 31st. Bet it's been advanced, too, but can't say for sure.
Things that make you go Hummmmmmmm!
-- Just hanging out (email@example.com), December 28, 1999
This City worker is getting paid a week early. However our systems are y2k ok.....that's what our City Goverment is telling everyone.
I'm gonna take the money and run.
-- Mabel Dodge (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 1999.
So what?! This and other supposed signs of behind-the-scenes meddling with the status quo mean absolutely nothing. Could almost make a Top 10 list of them... hmm...
10. Altered pay schedules at Federal and State agencies. 9. The movements of various Y2K figureheads. 8. The wandering price of gold. 7. Mysterious trailers at Wal-Mart. 6. Additions of guards/police/etc. for New Year's Eve. 5. ATMs that burp for no apparent reason. 4. Wavering/inconsistent statements by public officials. (Like THAT never happened before...) 3. Mysterious movements by the military (buying out store stocks, truck convoys, etc). 2. Persistent editorials and opinion in the media which laugh off the Y2K threat. 1. CHEMTRAILS OVER DC!!!!
All this shadow chasing is just bait for those who think prepping is nonsense. Prep to your level of comfort, and leave it at that.
-- May Aswell (email@example.com), December 28, 1999.
I'm supposed to get paid on the 1st and the 16th. I was just notified that payday is January 3rd (I Hope!!).
-- fitbone (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 28, 1999.
I am a "govmit" retired type, and they always pay us earily if the pay date is on a Fed. holiday......But not this time! Jan 3rd! not Dec. 31st, (They knew I was going to take the money, and run, and so was everybody else I guess) One thing to keep in mind is that Fed employees get paid every two weeks, and retired types once a month.
-- Rubicon (Notmy@ddress.net), December 28, 1999.