Do news writers stop and think about how their babbling idiocy sounds? Do they read some of this crap out loud before they commit it?
So, I’m reading an article about the Hoover Dam and how much of their workforce in that specialized area is nearing retirement age. This isn’t unique to the Hoover dam.
……. A wave of retirements is about to hit Hoover. Two-fifths of the dam’s current employees will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, leaving the government scrambling to fill 40 upcoming vacancies. …..
A few paragraphs later …..
Hiring at the massive dam-turned-tourist attraction has slowed significantly in recent years, with the biggest blows coming during last year’s partial government shutdown and the sequester — a series of automatic budget cuts that went into effect on March 1, 2013.
Well, yes, sure. A two week partial shutdown slowed hiring so much that the feds are now scrambling to fill 40 job openings over the next 5 years. How some places survive a holiday shut-down is beyond me.
The powerful effects of the shutdown seems to be on par with the fairly cold winter entirely wrecking our economy. About the only thing which can do more than the partial shutdown and the cool winter is global warming!!!