Comment: So NPS Employees Still "Working"?

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So NPS Employees Still "Working"?

...for "free"? They must be assuming that the shutdown won't last long, or that they will be fully reimbursed for their time, otherwise they wouldn't be out there acting as security guards to keep people out. If they're willing to "work" for free to keep tourists out, why not just perform their normal jobs for free and keep it open? Same thing with the WWII memorial in D.C. If they can stand guard at the barricade it makes sense for them to just open up and perform their normal routine (whatever the hell it is) in and around the memorial.