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The furlough is terrible for workers — even when they are back on the job

January 25, 2019

The furlough appears finally to be over. Now federal workers and their managers will swiftly move from a netherworld of political chaos and confusion to a different sort of crisis. Most are facing past-due bills and resentment about the trauma of going without pay. Others are questioning careers they’ve built, weighing a move to the private sector.