'It's ruining people's lives': federal workers count cost of shutdown

'It's ruining people's lives': federal workers count cost of shutdown
 

As the longest government shutdown in US historyenters a fourth week with no resolution in sight, Jared Hautamaki considers himself relatively fortunate. The Home Depot where he already worked several shifts a week agreed to employ him full-time while he and hundreds of thousands of federal employees are locked out of their day-jobs.
At $14 an hour, his retail paycheck will hardly match what he earns as an attorney adviser with the Environmental Protection Agency. But with four children under eight years old, Hautamaki says it’s a necessary accommodation.
But still he worries the temporary... read more

 
13 January 2019 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Guardian
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