Monday, June 21, 2010

The Longest (Furlo-ugh) Day

Today was furlough day #10. It is kind of ironic that it also happens to be the summer solstice, making today the longest day of the year.

I got a lot done. I got my haircut and ran some errands, including the much-dreaded grocery shopping. Although I have found that the shopping isn't nearly as bad when you go during the day on a weekday. It's not nearly as crowded, the lines at the checkout are shorter, and people are less crabby since they are not in a hurry. My wife and I also got some bigger projects out of the way.

The only thing I missed doing was my afternoon nap. Oh well.

Anyway, just to keep track, under the new numbers, this has meant that Milwaukee County missed out on another $700 of revenue, bring the year to date total to an even $7,000. And keep in mind, that is just me. There are many more people taking furloughs during the year, each racking up the same losses in revenue.

As for the week ahead, well, the rest of the week is the usual day to day, with some overtime to boot. Not too bad, considering that this was a furlough day.


  1. I can't believe you're going to be out there working overtime on the taxpayer's nickel! You should be working overtime like the rest of us, at home and for free!

  2. I just hope no one catches you blogging.

  3. I can almost hear the press release being typed right now.