I have every other friday off. Yippie! It's called an "alternative work schedule." I have no idea why we have it. If it were to save gasoline and prevent the globe from warming up, I couldn't understand it, but at least it would be a reason. However, as a federal emloyee working in DC, I get a mass transit subsidy provided by you, the taxpayer. So on top of the subsidies mass transit receives from the area, my actual payments are also subsidized. That means I spend $0 each month on getting to and from work. $0. But today being my official friday off, I do not have to even spend the $0 to travel to work. I get a 3 day weekend. I get at least 26 of them a year now. Hooray! This was Part I of the series on "Why I Like Working for the Government."
PS Thank you again for your tax dollars.