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Article updated: 10/7/2013 7:24 AM

U.S. government work is losing cachet for some

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Marcelo del Canto, right, a budget analyst for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, demonstrates during a rally against the government shutdown outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

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There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country. But these days, many federal workers are frustrated, anxious and growing tired of being pawns in a never-ending political struggle over government funding.
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