‘We want to work’

Government workers rally at Federal Plaza in Chicago on Thursday against the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Union members and IRS workers rally outside an IRS Service Center Thursday in in Covington, Ky, to call for an end to the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

OGDEN, Utah — Payday will come Friday without any checks for about 800,000 federal employees affected by the government shutdown, forcing workers to scale back spending, cancel trips, apply for unemployment benefits and take out loans to stay afloat.