FURLOUGHS

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Birch Run Farm, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    This seems to be the new slick word, telling employees they now will have x amount of days unpaid. My POB is planning to institute 10 unpaid days, meaning one less paycheck a year (we are bi-weekly).

    Anyone else experiencing this trend? I see it as an additional tax on employee wages.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Our district made us the offer of taking a pay cut every check to save jobs, or lose over 100 teachers.
     
  3. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those ten unpaid days OFF of work, or 10 unpaid days they're making you work?
     
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Theoretically they can't expect you to work if they don't pay you. Realistically, in today's economy, they know everyone is just happy to have any sort of job. [​IMG]

    They are talking furloughs around here too.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Unless you are salary I don't think it would be legal to make you work unpaid, unless they do it like they did with us, have a vote, and write a contract.
     
  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    Nothing like that around here...we are looking for a coach that can teach geography, drivers ed, health, current events, you could have my Earth Sci and Life Sci (7th and 8th grade science) as well!
     
  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    It's ten days off, no pay, basically instead of 26 paychecks per year there will be 25. Bad for me and I am sure a lot of others. On top of it they want to increase our medical again. It just went up another 9% in January.
     

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