“Employees of the U.S. Coast Guard who are facing a long U.S. government shutdown just received a suggestion: To get by without pay, consider holding a garage sale, babysitting, dog-walking or serving as a ‘mystery shopper.’”
So I guess we can add those fundraising tips to the long list of hints for furloughed federal employees along with bartering for rent by offering to unclog toilets, paint properties, and carpentry.
Have they considered turning tricks? Is prostitution right for you?
Oh, but this is sad:
“The suggestions were part of a five-page tip sheet published by the Coast Guard Support Program, an employee-assistance arm of the service often known as CG SUPRT. It is designated to offer Coast Guard members help with mental-health issues or other concerns about their lives, including financial wellness. ‘Bankruptcy is a last option,’ the document said.”