I know lots and lots of government workers. I come from a military family, have lots of veteran colleagues and it's a natural progression as well as social circle. There is a certain sense of safety that govies have and they are the first ones to tell folks who are broke to get a job. Military and government training teach you not to accept excuses. Contingency planning is required in most areas and departments. They don't necessarily teach you about implementing these things for your life though.
Soooo, I guess it's up to me to say it and snap y'all back to reality:
-If you're off work and without pay right now, what is your sustainability plan?
-What if they don't call you back?
-Unemployed? What i...