Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Military commissaries across the United States are beginning to re-open after the government shutdown.
This impacts hundreds of employees in the Midlands, including Peggy Carson.
"I just don't know what to think. I have tried to get some sleep but I toss and turn and I am sure my co-workers feel the same way," said Carson.
She has been working as a cashier at the Fort Jackson commissary for 25 years, a job she had once thought was secure.
"It's been financially devastating and a mental strain on myself and all my co-workers," said Carson.
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Last week Peggy was told she was furloughed and there was no time period for when she would be recalled to work.
Nearly one week later, Peggy received an email telling her to return to work Tuesday morning.
"It is scary to think you work all of these years and try to do the right thing and it is just pulled out from under you," said Peggy.
In the email from the defense commissary agency, it says there is no final guidance as to whether employees will be retroactively paid or not.