I wrote to a gentleman that we met on aruba a few months ago.
He is an American, assigned to Aruba US CUSTOMS agent, drug enforcement...
and other interesting work.
I wrote and said hello and asked him about his job status and the lines.
Here is what he wrote back:
"LOL. My job is safe. We will begin getting our days off in April. 1 day per pay period for the remainder of the year.
The lines at the airport are a result of many variables. I would recommend to those who like to wait until the last possible minute to get to the airport or get to their gates. To stop that practice. The airlines are not allowed to expedite late passengers and the Aruba Border Police will put you back in your spot in line if you get caught jumping the line, even if you have permission from the person in front of you.
so, leave plenty of time
and the furlough days begin next week.