About 420,000 federal employees deemed essential are working without pay while another 380,000 have been furloughed. Cheddar's J.D. Durkin spoke with one federal employee who was sent home without pay. Beyond his paycheck, Sam Shirazi's most pressing priority is to care for his daughterーwhose daily routine has been derailed by the shutdown. Her daycare is located in a federal building that has been temporarily shuttered, which presents a major challenge for Shirazi who must keep her engaged and occupied all day.