Pretty sure that's Furlough Mandated, but whatever

This pilot fish is a long-suffering federal employee who's on the receiving end of the budget wars.

"When Congress and the White House can't agree on a budget, the solution is to furlough federal workers to save money -- with a resulting 20 percent pay cut for the employees," grumbles fish.

"They finally get down to the nuts-and-bolts details of the furloughs. One of the details is how to mark the layoff days on the time card. HR department announces that the code for furlough days will be 'FM.'

"One of my coworkers snaps that the code stands for '@#$%! Me.'

"None of us will have to write down that code to remember it."

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