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I am an employee of the Social Security Administration and today we found out that our agency plans to not grant ANY leave from 12/26/99 to 1/9/00.That is a full 2 weeks.The Union is trying to soften this stance.This tells me that there is no guarantee that all will go smoothly with y2k.This action has awakened some in our office as it seems inconsistent with their previous total denial of any real consequences of the millenial turn.Social Security has been a leader in fixing y2k and now is a leader in trying to prepare for any serious problems.
-- Dennis Chornomaz (Dchorno@aol.com), July 01, 1999
Public or private, most companies are not allowing critical personnel to leave during at least that period. I know many people who are working New Year's Eve.
-- Mara Wayne (MaraWAyne@aol.com), July 01, 1999.
If you live in Washington DC, it might be prudent to get the flu right after Christmas and try to get well someplace else.
-- Dog Gone (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999.
Dog, why would anyone want to get the nasty old flu. i don't get it. i always get kind of cranky when i have the flu.
an apple a day brave campers.
-- corrine l (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
I think many people will quit without notice.
-- Prometheus (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 01, 1999.
Please, Dennis!! I work i.s. for state government and we can't take scheduled leave from mid-November until the end of February! Who ever guaranteed that all will go smoothly on rollover? Be grateful that it's only two measly weeks for you. Incidentally, if you really need a day off in that time frame, just call in sick.
-- Jenny (email@example.com), July 01, 1999.
Looks like we're ALL going to ROCK at the ROLL!
-- K. Stevens (kstevens@It's ALL going away in January.com), July 01, 1999.
I work at a Network. Went to a meeting this evening and learned that the entire News department has been told that they are to stick around for those two weeks. This includes freelancers and staff.
-- Carolyn (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 02, 1999.
Thank you for posting this information Dennis.
I worry less about the SSA than I do about the individual state welfare offices. I doubt that the checks will go out or that the direct deposit will work.
Good luck at rollover. Are you able to discuss what your job is there?
-- nothere nothere (email@example.com), July 02, 1999.