Let's pretend that you work for a struggling little Non Profit company. You get to be office manager.
Now let's pretend that a government grant for a lot of money, one you were depending on, doesn't come in. Even though it was promised. In writing.
And then let's say the Director comes up to you, and says "We couldn't meet payroll this month. And it's not looking good for the rest of the year. You aren't being fired. Let's call it a...furlough."
Right before Christmas.
And so that month you just worked? You did that for free.
And they only told you today.
What would you do?