Asking for unpaid furlough versus a salary cut
February 3, 2009 5:31 AM Subscribe
I am thinking of asking for a furlough rather than just accepting an impending salary cut. Help me do this successfully!
posted by ml98tu to Work & Money (7 answers total)
My company is planning furloughs and salary cuts, as well as other measures. I am fairly certain my salary will be cut by 10-20% but that I will not be furloughed. But from what I can see, furloughing looks like a better deal when we're talking about a 20% cut or more (i.e. one day a week). Is this thinking misguided? My workload will be 50%-100% higher in the coming months, so my chances of getting things done are even slimmer if I am on unpaid furlough, but I would rather work 80% for 80% pay and use the time to find another position, etc. How can I attempt to negotiate my way into a temporary furlough rather than a regular salary cut?