U.S. government workers feel sting of being 'non-essential'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 01, 2013 1:47 PM
The U.S. government shutdown has divided hundreds of thousands of workers into "essential" and "non-essential," bruising egos and leaving many grappling with the financial toll of unpaid leave. "I'm heading in to be non-essential," said one jeans-clad Environmental Protection Agency worker as she joined many others headed to work on Monday to cancel upcoming meetings, lock up files and put out-of-office messages on email and voicemail.