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If the state can’t pay its workers on Friday, will you show up to work?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
41% 256
Yes
 
35% 220
I work in the private sector
 
23% 147
Total 623

Comments

captain 5 years, 1 month ago

jaybaby0687-

I am wondering how you manage to make ends meet on your student salary? I would say it would be pretty much impossible to pay your tuition and your daily living expenses off of that alone. If you are somehow managing to do that perhaps you should go directly to our state leaders and teach them how. If not, and I suspect that is the case, maybe you should get off your high horse and stop criticizing people about getting upset when the pay they work for and expect is held up in a political blackmail scheme. You see, in the real world, people have bills they are expected to pay by a certain date and not getting an expected and earned paycheck makes those bills difficult to pay. I think a few days in the real world without financial aid or mommy and daddy's credit cards should teach you that.

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DouglasCountySucks 5 years, 1 month ago

Kansas has the best governor of all the 50 states.She does what is good for the people, not what the republicans try to tell her to do. She has a backbone and i give her high fives on that. Thank you Gov, we appreciate you standing up for us. Job well done A+

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bevy 5 years, 1 month ago

Yes I will be at work - because my work has to be done, and I won't be penalized for a no-show day. Will I be happy if I don't get paid - NO! Have I already expressed my displeasure to my elected representatives - YES!

What more can I do?

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JoRight 5 years, 1 month ago

I don't think it's necessarily people worried about not getting paid, I think it's just the premise of not getting paid on time. Don't pay the credit card company on time? Get penalized. Don't pay your mortgage on time? Get penalized. . .all of which show up on your personal credit history.

State doesn't pay on time? There has to be some sort of consequence for this type of behavior.

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Super54 5 years, 1 month ago

How would the people in the Legislature like to go home to their families and tell their children "Sorry you don't get to eat this week because of blackmail politics." We are already struggling to keep the standards of Ku going with the layoffs. The people that is left to keep the bldgs clean (like restrooms and classrooms) are already wore out. So to be told you aren't getting a paycheck is a real slap in the face. This isn't only affecting Ku. It also affects all state workers in Kansas. Road workers, highway patrolmen who patrol our highways, etc. So it is all politics at the working peoples expense.

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

jayhawker: Fridays, that's too true. Even worse, my classes MWF are at 2 and 3.

(not a professor, just a GTA)

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Too late Madmike, as I'm absolutely willing to bet that you have been brainwashing them since they were old enough to think at all. But I simply use class to present facts, the students are free to interpret as they will.

(you probably can't comprehend that at all, can you?)

But don't worry, my class content deals with Asia, which is not America, so I doubt you'd let them attend my class anyway.

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jayhawker2008 5 years, 1 month ago

@jonas_opines - It's really ok if professors don't show up for class- we don't care, honest!

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The_Original_Bob 5 years, 1 month ago

"Is it that big of a deal? "

Yes, it is that big a deal. In the real world, when businesses start missing paydays you know to start looking for another job because the company you work for won't be around long or will be making layoffs.

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staff04 5 years, 1 month ago

Who do contract employees sue for breach of contract?

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madmike 5 years, 1 month ago

Tell me where you teach Jonan, so I can let my co-workers know where NOT to send their kids to be brainwashed!

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9070811 5 years, 1 month ago

Actually, Kathy is being politically blackmailed. She doesn't wish to remove edu funds. Although, they are misused (in my opinion), regarding flatscreens, new fields. Rumor is that a coal plant is tucked in that bill, which she is against. I understand if she votes on account of the environment, and quite frankly long term jobs can be created for alt. energy uses.
The payroll money is there, it is just in a different fund that the gop senate will not (allow to) transfer until she signs their version of the bill.

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jbaby0687 5 years, 1 month ago

I am a student who works on campus. I was surprised by the amount of people who wouldn't show up for work too. If we didn't get paid on Friday we will get the money another day. Is it that big of a deal? You show up 9 out of 10 week days not expecting to be paid on that day.

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cthulhu_4_president 5 years, 1 month ago

think about it: you obviously didn't do that very hard before posting.

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Christine Pennewell Davis 5 years, 1 month ago

no, wait I work at home darn guess I have to show up.

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workinghard 5 years, 1 month ago

Careful think, there is such a thing as karma, and they do get breaks at work. Wait until the employees that don't have access to a computer at work get off. I know many that work the evening and night shift. How do you know that these people are actually not off duty?

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jonas_opines 5 years, 1 month ago

Whether I get paid or not, my kids will show up for class expecting me to be there. If I have a day off they'll have to come on the Friday before Spring Break, and I will get lynched.

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think_about_it 5 years, 1 month ago

I find it amazing that almost 300 state employees have already responded to this poll. It has only been up for a very short time. Don't you people have some work to do?

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xfactor 5 years, 1 month ago

In this economy I wouldn't take the risk of an unexcused absence.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 5 years, 1 month ago

"Wouldn't not showing up be adequate grounds for dismissal"

Yeah, but talk about politically incorrect moves... Firing those people would be rediculous.

Besides, this is best done as the "Blue Flu". Like when the law prohibits cops from striking in labor disputes. They don't strike, they just all call in sick. Every one of them.

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jayhawkox 5 years, 1 month ago

As one of those state employees, I certainly hope that if I don't get paid on Friday not a single one of those idiots in Topeka has the gall to pay themselves. I'll be on a business trip anyway, so I'll have to be at work on Friday, but the next week may be a different issue. The government's job is to protect its constituents, and as an employer it is to pay its workers in exchange for services performed. Clearly, the Kansas State Legislature is failing at both. Now stop play silly games with each other and get me paid!

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deskboy04 5 years, 1 month ago

I think that we should all be understanding. The right wingers are using their power to make the governor do what them want her to.

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DMH1983 5 years, 1 month ago

I will go to work because I believe I will eventually get paid or laid off so I can collect unemployment. I will not be fired for no showing.

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trinity 5 years, 1 month ago

why would i be dismissed if i decided to take a "sick" day on friday or monday? hah-if i'm not getting my paycheck for work i've already performed (plus 2 more weeks worth of work, time will go in on friday for), i AM feeling rather sickly. i'd rather be home watching my dish network while it's still on. ;)

and yes-i am one of the thousands of state employees.

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kat66044 5 years, 1 month ago

As a state employee, I wonder if they will pay our health insurance premiums, even if they don't pay us. I'd hate to lose my health insurance over this.

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madmike 5 years, 1 month ago

Fortunately for me, I don't work for the state. We do have three personnel that do, and they will be at their posts on Friday. Logan, "political blackmail"? Really, we have a governor that wouldn't know a balanced budget if they shoved up her butt! I'll be glad when she hauls her sorry butt to Washington and gets the hell out of Kansas, once and for all!

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Shane Garrett 5 years, 1 month ago

Nope not me I am Mad as Hades! And I will not play nice. Also temporary certificates issued in prior years were also only allowed when there was already a balanced budget. It is unconsitutional for the State of Kansas to deficit spend, period. Even if the Certificates were allowed, a case would be taken immediately and an injunction issued and the matter would then be tied up in the courts. Balance the dang budget Sebelius, that is your job.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 1 month ago

Wouldn't not showing up be adequate grounds for dismissal, thus creating more opportunity for offices to 'not fill' that person's position, and spreading their work load to others?

Sounds like this might help out when they can't decide who to cut in the next round of layoffs and cutbacks.

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Alia Ahmed 5 years, 1 month ago

I am surprised by the % of people who say they won't show up on Friday if they don't get paid. I work for the university (taking a planned day off today) but obviously believe I'll eventually get paid even if it doesn't happen this Friday. I hope Governor Sebelius doesn't cave into the political blackmail being perpetrated by the legislature. Obviously, it will mean a hardship for me if I don't get my check on Friday, but I sure don't want this political grandstanding by the legislature to be rewarded.

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