WATERTOWN — Scott St. Joseph, a local project manager with the federal General Services Administration, is among the 400,000 furloughed workers who are getting some unexpected time off from their jobs.
A father of four, Mr. St. Joseph thought he was going to be safe from the government shutdown, now nearly three weeks old.
But that changed on Monday.
Mr. St. Joseph learned that day he, too, was going to be furloughed.
He won’t return to work until President Donald J. Trump and Democratic congressional leaders can come up with a deal over the president’s insistence of a wall being built along the southern border.
Mr. St. Joseph’s furlough began Thursday. He…