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:
Our own Tom Ouellette is deployed in Djibouti where he works w/ kids. RT to thank Tom and all those that serve. twitter.com/USPS/status/33…
— U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) May 27, 2013
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?