As of midnight, I am unemployed.
I do not work for the federal government, but my employer does receive federal funds to provide the services I was hired to do. Since there’s no money coming in (and no guarantee those funds will be replaced once a budget is reached), I am on furlough.
The irony is yesterday morning I was celebrated for completing an emerging leaders academy. Great job! You’re fired!
While you’re all riled up and complaining about “those politicians” who aren’t doing what YOU want, please keep those of us who are directly affected by this nonsense in your thoughts.