By Concepción de León, a travel reporter for The New York Times based in New York.
When Alex Diaz was furloughed last March, along with most of his colleagues, he did not expect to be back anytime soon.
“The feeling walking out the door that day was that this was going to be pretty drastic,” said Diaz, who had worked as a convention banquet bartender for the Red Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for 15 years.
But he thought that when he did return to . . .