Local Workers Relieved Government Will Reopen

October 17, 2013 3:10 AM
Local Workers Relieved Government Will Reopen
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" BOSTON (CBS) – News of a deal to end the government shutdown came to Joe Gaucher through his oldest child. “I was out working and helping out a friend and my son who is off in college texted me and he said dad, I think Congress made a deal,” he said.

Gaucher, a father of four, is a corrections officer at Devens Federal Medical Center. “I never thought I’d see the day I wouldn’t get paid working for the federal government,” he said. “I was in the Army for nine years and didn’t miss any paychecks there and I never thought I’d see it.”

But that changed when the partial shutdown began October 1st. He is what’s considered an “excepted” employee, required to report to work, even though he isn’t getting paid "

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