But unlike federal workers who will be reimbursed for their days off, contractors such as McLean,Va.-based Indus Corp. will simply receive smaller checks for the furlough days, according to an NBC Washington article.
“Being told one evening that your not to report to work tomorrow or you will never get paid and by the way, we don’t know when you will asked to be back, is not how we do business,” said Shiv Krishnan, Indus Corp CEO.
“That is not how we treat people,” he added.
According to the article, some employees at Indus even resigned over what they saw as uncertainty in the government market.
“I’ve had people resign because of the vulnerability of the government,” said Paula Ewen, a senior vice president at Indus.
“It’s going to be a hard sell because we can’t make any predictions,” she said.
There are similar stories coming out of more than 4,000 government contractors in Fairfax County, according to the NBC article.