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This Furloughed Employee Found A Unique Way To Make Money During The Shutdown

This Furloughed Employee Found A Unique Way To Make Money During The Shutdown The force is strong with this furloughed worker. Like many, Michael Mateos, a graphic designer and contractor for the federal government, is out of work because of the partial shutdown. Like many workers in his position, he is looking for ways to earn income while paychecks are on halt. But this furloughed employee found a unique way to make money during the shutdown. Mateos has taken on freelance jobs, and he’s also making money from a hobby: Building intricate “Star Wars” figurines that he sells for hundreds of dollars each. Michael Mateos with his hobby, building Star Wars models. The 40-year-old dad of two realized last summer he was one of many “Star Wars” fans in his community, but he never expected it to b...