So I'm commercial instrument rated with ASES ASEL AMEL and 280 hours. I was studying for my CFI ride but long story short I ****ed off the examiners in my state and now I have to take the ride from the FAA—which is fine by me (it's free)—but they are currently having a funding problem as most people know. Is it ludicrous for me to think that I might be able to get a non-CFI flying job while I'm waiting for the govt to restart? Any thoughts? Are other people in similar situations?