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As someone who has had 17 different contracts and employers over a 7 year period, the most important thing is to not panic. Don't make decisions out of fear. As I understand it, if you work directly for the government, you will get repaid in full when Congress finally passes a budget. The news is not so good for contractors or external workers whose jobs are affected by the shutdown unless their employers offer some kind of compensation for the forced unpaid vacation.

Who was furloughed from his government contract last April as a result of sequester...
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