US federal employees have received paychecks with nothing but zeroes on them when the effects of government shutdown hit home, worsening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills.
All in all, about 800,000 government employees have lost their paychecks Friday, for the first time since the start of the closure.
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Air Traffic Controller Bill Striffler's salary is full of zeros.
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"I saw the zeros in my payment stub today, and it's a combination of setting reality in and just sadness," air traffic controller Josh Maria told the Associated Press after tweeting a screenshot of his paystub.
"We are in America. We can do better than this. "
The missed payrolls were just one of the signs of the growing number of deaths that the arrest is taking in the daily lives of Americans.
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Approximately 420,000 federal employees have been considered essential and are working unpaid, remain at home without pay, while federal workers on leave have been returned in previous arrests, there is no guarantee that this will happen this time.
Workers are addressing Uber, Lyft and other concerts to raise money in the meantime.
Ellen Jackson, a Las Vegas-based Transportation Security Administration official, is looking full time for a company that can get away with it. The 59-year-old plans to retire in April.
"I do not want to borrow money," said Jackson, a veteran of the Air Force who said he was earning about $ US38,000 ($ A52,600) a year as a TSA officer. "I do not want to go into a deeper hole."
The colleague of the TSA agent based in Las Vegas, Julia Peters, applied for food stamps on Thursday and was approved. He said five of the other eight applicants to the grant office were also TSA workers.
In Falls Church, Virginia, outside Washington, a school district held a fair to hire federal employees interested in working as substitute teachers.
Gerri French, who works for the food inspection service of the Department of Agriculture and who was contracted with her husband, liked the sound of substitute teaching. "I think it's a really great school system, and that would be a great opportunity," said French
Chris George, 48, from Hemet, California, started working as a handyman, transforming himself into crowdfunding site to raise money and started driving to Lyft after being released from his job as a forestry technical supervisor for the US Forest Service.
But collateral concerts do not make much difference, and tried to work with your mortgage company to avoid losing a payment.
"Here we are, day 21, and all three parties can not even negotiate as adults," he said, describing government employees like him as "being pawns for an agenda of a wall." I'm not about to put a wall across the Rio Grande, I'm sorry. "