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This is my first year planning to do seasonal work, and my wife and I have been offered a job at a National Park.


We have one concern, and I'm wondering if anyone else may know what your companies are doing, or what your plans are in case of this:


What if the government shutdowns on April 8 and does not re-open for the summer?  We're worried about leaving our jobs for this, and aren't sure what to do.


Seems likely the budget that wasn't passed by Oct 1. of last year won't be dealt with in the next week, and if so a partial shutdown including the NPS seems likely for at least a little while.


Any thoughts? Anyone still around that was doing this in 1995 during the last one?

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I already have a hike/camping trip planned for April 13-15, down into the Grand Canyon. If we get shutdown it will just mean more time to play in the canyon for me.

I wouldn't bank on that... here's how it went down last time (1995)

JP~I would not be a visitor at GCSR. I have lived here ever since March 2007. Employees got to stay in the park in 1995, when the gov't had its shut-down. ya, my bad. That would be very cool then for you. Hiking the grand canyon without all the tourist would be sweet.

TIME is saying it looks like shutdown is inevitable, at least for a short period of time.


I guess I will be camping in the National Forest . Is this not the height of incompetence ? A lot of posturing and sound bites
If we are working on federal land or for the federal goverment I dont think I should have to worry. Or am I wrong? I will be in West Yellowstone out side park boundries.
they are saying potentially 800,000 federal workers will be sent home. Backpack is not guaranteed.


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