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Impact of the US Shutdown

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich Solo Diver

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  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Percoidea Wetwork for Hire ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very similar to when private companies have big layoffs or go out of business. Fortunately, most will still have their job when this is over so these national park trips can resume.

    In terms of credit, pretty much every lender has provided relief similar to the relief disaster victims get. So they should be okay on their dive boat payments.
     
  3. RyanT

    RyanT ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My wife works for the National Park Service. My diving is hold for the moment as we are currently without half our income.
     
  4. Moray

    Moray Contributor

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    Try the Mobile Passport app
     
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  5. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

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    As a Federal Employee deemed "Essential" I am one of those who are working without getting paid. When we see these politicians say "It is a vacation!" then that line does not apply to me. I have to show up at work and work for three people who were "non-Essential." After missing two paychecks things start to hit you ya know.

    I was planning to do a diving trip to NC next month but I pulled out of it. Also pulled out of Lake Jocassee trip and I can also not commit or place any deposit towards my Tech 1 trip that was scheduled for March. I am keeping myself to essential purchases such as food and baby diapers etc. Diving is not on the menu for the time being though I may have enough to do a dip in the local quarry.
     
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  6. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    It worked this past Saturday when I landed in MIA. What a time saver. I have Global Entry as well as TSA Precheck and I do recommend them. But for getting into the country, nothing is as easy as mobile passport.
     
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  7. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You're blowing it, man!
     
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  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

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    The running joke is that if too many people find out about it, it will start to be slow. When I got to the final check point, there were 6 agents and 9 people in line. I looked over at the traditional line and there were well over a couple hundred people waiting with only about 10 agents. There was this one jerk sitting beside me that had no checked bags and in a terrible hurry. He pushed peeps around trying to get out of the airport and it was funny to see him stuck in line.

    So keep it just between us ScubaBoarders, eh???
     
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  9. gcarter

    gcarter Contributor

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  10. BlueTrin

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