Now before you guys start shooting poisoned arrows at me, hear me out. I saw this ad
in Craigslist for security officers at Securitas. They are specifically looking for people with previous law enforcement, military police or investigative experience. If you are going to be furloughed anyway, it would be easy to transition into the Tub Stackers Association first, then get the necessary investigative experience to apply at Securitas. The pay is about what a regional pays and the work is not nearly as difficult. I used to have clients who worked here or at similar places. They all tried to encourage me (!) to apply because the work was relatively easy and mindless. I told them I have enough trouble keeping my own job as it is, but thanks anyway.
Something to consider?