Job search on keyboard With theirin-demand skill sets, it could be a walk in the park, so to speak,for public-sector workers to find alternate work that actually paysthem. (Image: Shutterstock)

Government employees caught up in the record shutdown are no doubt beginning towonder whether it's time to chuck what used to be a dependablelifelong career and head for the private sector in search of pay that's actuallypaid.

And that might not be such a bad idea, says compensationsoftware and data company PayScale in its report Feeling the Pinch from the Government Shutdown?Maybe it's Time to Switch Jobs.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.