What Are You Doing During the Shutdown?

Are you a furloughed federal employee? If so, what are you doing during the shutdown? Tell us your story.

Are you a federal employee who has been furloughed?

If so, what are you doing now that you are not at work? Some federal workers are reportedly holding down a second job to meet their financial obligations or, perhaps, just to have some extra money while their regular paycheck is held up in a political dispute.

Some federal workers are taking time to spend with their family members who may be out of town.

Some may be taking a trip and watching the political theater from a distance instead of sitting home wondering and worrying about the latest events.

Some have set up a GoFundMe page seeking money to help meet expenses.

We’d like to hear your story. If you are a furloughed federal employee, let us know what you are doing and what you are thinking. You can insert your comments at the end of this article.

About the Author

Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47