Federal budget crisis? Defense Department is hiring bartenders and bowling alley attendants

As postal workers worry about their jobs being cut back or moved across the country, and millions of other federal employees face furloughs or layoffs, it’s apparently business as usual in some vital national security sectors, according to the Washington Times:

The Defense Department is recruiting 71 bartenders and 123 waiters. If they worked full-time, these employees would earn more than $3.4 million a year. Nearly half of these positions were first posted after sequestration kicked in.

Nearly 200 positions related to Army-run bowling alleys are open.

“Golf, horseback riding, swimming, bowling, arts & crafts, and sport shooting are just some of things our employees call a job!” say some advertisements for positions open to U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike. One position in Hawaii pays up to $110,000 — plus a 12 percent cost-of-living adjustment — to oversee such recreation facilities.

And while we’re on the subject of the Defense Department, here’s a Memorial Day tweet we saw yesterday:

I’m sure Tom is doing good work, but since when do we send soldiers to Djibouti to “work with kids”????

Hmmmm… almost makes you wonder if all this talk of a federal debt crisis is just more political nonsense, doesn’t it?

Read more: In time of sequesters, federal government posts 27,000 job openings – Washington Times.

  • Carl Buick

    Don’t get your dander up! The employees are Non Appropriated Fund Employees; not funded by congress, but from the activities which generate the revenues where they work such as the exchanges and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation facilities.

    • common sense

      Oh really? So why did they need $1.6 billion in TAXPAYERS money last year, according go the DOD budget?