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Government shutdown sends Bossier mom home from work

This is the first government shutdown since 1996, and it is causing hardship for workers right here in the ArkLaTex like Charlie Green.  

The Bossier City mom, along with 872 other civilian workers at the Barksdale Air Force Base, says she was given notice that paychecks checks won't be coming. 

"It would be easier if you knew you were just fired, than go home…and we will let you know when you can come back," says Green.  

Green is a civilian worker at the B-52 school house at the Air Force Base. She says, when she arrived to work on Tuesday she was told to go home until the Government shutdown is over with. 

This is the second time in a year Green has seen her job cut due to government cuts. She was also furloughed during sequestration. 

Green is a single mother and says she is preparing to go through some financial hardships. 

"I have my car note, I just went today to get the information for the mortgage," says Green as she flips through bills. 

She says she was not given a day to return back to work. 

"It is definitely a rude awakening," says Green. 

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