Shaw Air Force Base employee ready to get back to work | News
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- The government partially shut down last week amid Washington gridlock.
Federal agencies were forced to furlough workers and military bases were required to only have essential staff.
For Valerie Jordan, it means staying home instead of going to work at Shaw Air Force Base.
"I mean, it's a little scary," said Jordan, who has worked at the Shaw commissary for 14 years. "It's a little fun, but I want to go back."
Military personnel, retirees and their families rely on commissaries for groceries and everyday needs.
Republicans have refused to budge without concessions on the Democrats' health care law. Democrats have resisted GOP efforts to dismantle that health care law.
"Monday night when they said the shutdown was happening we went to work the next day and had a record breaking day, and it was a good thing," Jordan said.
Jordan said everyone's spirits have been up despite the uncertainty.
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