We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
After the shut down has ended what Trump should do is demand a review of every position/employee that had been declared non-essential. Each position should be justified or ended. IMHO government "service" implies, well, service and every employee should be expected to show up and serve without pay (in expectation of back pay when the shutdown is ended).