Posted at: 09/30/2013 1:06 PM
Updated at: 09/30/2013 1:55 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra and Elizabeth Reed, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The countdown to a possible government shutdown continues Monday afternoon for civilian government employees.
At this point, many don't know if they'll be forced to take furloughs days if the government can't reach a spending bill agreement by midnight.
Jessey Baca works as a civilian at Kirtland Air Force Base. He told KOB Eyewitness News 4 he just finished about 12 days of furloughs and can't afford to take another day.
A representative for Kirtland said they don't know how many days will be required for furloughs until a decision comes down from Capitol Hill.
"Right now it's totally up in the air and it could be no days to it could be… who knows? We don't know," Baca said. "And that creates a lot of stress because you have to plan your life and that puts a damper on everything."
Baca said the last round of furloughs had him down about $500 per pay check. He's hoping it will be less if there is a shutdown and furloughs.
Baca also said he has friends who have already started to look for part-time jobs in order to make up for the possible loss.