Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Temporary jobs in the neighborhood for furloughed Federal workers?

As you probably are aware, the government may shut down soon, meaning potentially a lot of Columbia Heights residents will be temporary without an income. A reader posed this question, got any ideas?
...I am looking for full-time or part-time (anything, really) work in our neighborhood (Columbia Heights, Petworth, Mt. Pleasant, Admo) I could do temporarily until they decide to make us go back to work.  The problem is that we don't know how long we are going to be furloughed for - it could be a few days, could be a month - but regardless I need some sort of income starting next week while I'm not getting paid, otherwise I won't be able to pay my rent on time.  Does anyone know of a job that I could get quickly in our neighborhood which wouldn't mind hiring me temporarily?  Does anyone know of any place that is hiring?  Was wondering maybe one of the readers could help me with suggestions...thanks!
Good question. Anybody?


  1. Work? I've been paying into DC Tax system for 10 years. Monday afternoon I'm applying for unemployment benefits:,a,1232,q,537869.asp

  2. I thought that federal workers weren't allowed to have outside jobs. Conflict of interest.

  3. Rhode Island Ave Home Depot, 5:30am Monday... wouldn't recommend wearing your skinny jeans.

  4. Well good luck applying for DC unemployment... as we have no budget autonomy DC will all be furloughed as well. There will be almost no city services, included trash pick up!!

  5. My supervisor sent us all links to how we as future furloughed employees are eligible for unemployment benefits, but a coworker advised me not to collect due to taxes - anyone know the pros and cons of collecting unemployment when it comes to taxes??

  6. Make sure you're legally allowed to work during the furlough before taking any kind of job - Furlough guidance

    Q: May employees take other jobs while on furlough?
    A: While on furlough, an individual remains an employee of the Federal Government. Therefore, executive branch-wide standards of ethical conduct and rules regarding outside employment continue to apply when an individual is furloughed (specifically, the executive branch-wide standards of ethical conduct (the standards), at 5 CFR part 2635). In addition, there are specific statutes which prohibit certain outside activities, and agency-specific supplemental rules that require prior approval of, and sometimes prohibit, outside employment. Therefore, before engaging in outside employment, employees should review these regulations and then consult their agency ethics official to learn if there are any agency-specific supplemental rules governing the employee.

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