I will not be paid for the days I did not work during the government shutdown
as a contractor at the Smithsonian who gets paid on an hourly basis
I will not be reimbursed
that was not a "paid vacation"
that was an unscheduled "stay-cation" where I was home twiddling my thumbs
expecting to work the next day so I could not travel or start a major project
the days without pay will hit some households harder than others
lots of people lost wages due to this Federal Government Shutdown
people who are pay check to pay check had to exist without a few paychecks
or in some cases
a smaller paycheck
IN FACT- I AM AT WORK AND JUST GOT WORD
I AM NOT TO RETURN UNTIL CONFIRMED SUCH!