March 1, 2013
Sequestration Day. As a federal employee, I’m glad the day has finally come. You might think I wouldn’t want Sequestration Day to occur, but we’ve been living in limbo for months so the fact that we know that furloughs are going to happen is actually a relief.
I am fortunate in that the impact of the furloughs will not be severe. My paycheck covers our childcare bill so reducing childcare for the days I will not be working will, I hope, offset the reduction in my paycheck.
In any event, I’m grateful for being one step closer to a full resolution of our budget problems. For better or worse, I’d rather know where I stand than operate in uncertainty.