Sonya Geathers, who works for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, said she does not know whether she can make ends meet as the sole breadwinner in her household. “The stress is a lot more acute when you live alone and don’t have anyone to share these concerns with or work through the issues with,” she said.
Elizabeth LaBlanc, a NASA employee living in Texas, said she planned to file for unemployment. “I may seek a second job soon,” she said. LaBlanc added that her grandmother’s health is “declining quickly” just a few day shy of her 100th birthday. “I had to travel to go see her during the furlough,” she said.
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