Gov't Workers Very Unhappy

    A furloughed federal worker, who did not wish to be identified, holds out a sign to passing traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    Looks like the holidays in D.C. won't be very jolly this year. Budget cuts, furloughs, and being a constant political target have taken their toll on federal workers as a new government-wide survey shows federal employee morale at a record low. While the federal government saw its employee satisfaction drop for the third year in a row to 57.8 percent, the private sector saw job satisfaction rise to 70.7 percent.

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