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

Government employees caught up in the record shutdown are no doubt beginning to wonder whether it’s time to chuck what used to be a dependable lifelong career and head for the private sector in search of pay that’s actually paid.

Marlene Satter

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

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