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JBLM: There’s no need to cut back services

Letter by Jack Taylor, Puyallup on June 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm | No Comments »
June 13, 2013 9:59 am

Regarding the plans to force civilian workers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to take unpaid days off due to budget cutbacks as a result of “sequestration” (TNT, 6-11), why have all of them off on the same day (Fridays), as proposed?

Why not have one-fifth of the workers off on Mondays, one-fifth on Tuesdays, etc. That way, no services are cut. Those working pick up the slack for those absent that day, sort of like the manning of “essential personnel” as is done on a snow or emergency day.

Those of us in the military have always done it this way rather than shut down an operation that’s needed.

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