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Friday, October 11, 2013

Some Young Civil Servants Begin To Look For A Way Out

The Lincoln Memorial pictured on October 1, 2013. (NPCA/Flickr)

The Lincoln Memorial pictured on October 1, 2013. (NPCA/Flickr)

With the government shutdown in its second week, some furloughed federal employees are cutting back on their spending and others are dipping into savings.

Some are thinking about getting into a new line of work all together.

Leah Phifer works for the Department of Homeland Security in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and she says after three years of government service that’s seen the shutdown, sequester, furloughs and pay freezes, she is ready for a new line of work.

  • Millennials: Are you considering not working for the federal government because of recent political gridlock or because you feel an inability for professional advancement? Tell us in our comments section.

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  • Leah Phifer, works for the Department of Homeland Security

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