Robert Bruno, a professor of labor relations at the University of Illinois, Chicago, said the furlough experience could be traumatic.
“A furlough is a dangerous and risky bet because it severs the relationship between an employee and their compensation,” Dr. Bruno said. “A worker’s emotional reaction to a furlough takes control of rational thought.”
June 15, 2009
"I think it’s a joke. I’ve tried to schedule furlough time and was denied because we’re short-staffed."
Working through the "furlough," which, it turns out, is another name for pay cut. Does the euphemism soften the blow? I don't think so: