You WILL take time off from work without pay, and THAT'S THAT! Furlough started this week for thousands of DOD employees, which requires them to take one day a week off until the end of the fiscal year. Elevan days of unpaid leave; translates into a hefty 20 percent pay cut over the next three months.  This may not affect a small percentage of people, however, for many, the decrease in pay could be detrimental.
If you are a DOD employee, please share how the furlough will affect you, your family, your lifestyle, etc.