US government shutdown continues, workers should do 'painting or carpentry'Staff Writer | December 28, 2018
The US government partial shutdown was set to stretch deep into next week after legislators failed on Thursday to make a breakthrough in the row over President Donald Trump's demand for a US-Mexico border wall.
America A still nearly empty Senate adjourned
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has offered federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown a guide for negotiating with creditors, landlords and mortgage companies while their income is cut off.
The Thursday tweet notes that workers should consult with a "personal attorney" for advice but offers templates for how one might seek financial assistance for various financial obligations.
Among the suggested strategies: A furloughed employee might offer to trade maintenance services such as painting or carpentry work in exchange for a reduction in rent. ■