Companies that are busy forcing contractors to take Furlough days to save millions - Is this the new normal?
My contention is that asking for time off to take a holiday is far different than being told that the company wants to save money and we won't pay you for 25 days. If it was not for Covid, I would enjoy the chance to travel and take the time off. Now in the current environment, traveling can be very stressful, difficult and could cause one to contract covid depending on where they go.
Just for clarity, there is no shortage of work and we are busy as can be. In fact, there is more work than people who can complete it. I can understand in industries like travel where the business has nose-dived and they did furloughs as a way to prevent mass layoffs. This is not the case as the bank had laid off over 5% of the workforce back in 2019.
I just wanted to know if the other banks and companies are also doing something similar.