When people are talking about 'furloughed' staff what do they actually mean?
People who are not on-screen when they usually would be? (And an assumption is then made about their employment status?)
People who have been suspended from their jobs on 80%-100% pay (80% funded by the government scheme - and thus are not allowed to work)? In Britain this is what I take 'furlough' to mean - as it's a word really only in common usage since the government introduced their 'furlough' scheme?
People who are working from home / off-screen?
People who are on mandatory unpaid leave or suspended unpaid, with a guarantee of re-employment in the future? (Unlikely hereI'd have thought - though this is common in other countries where unemployment benefits kick in quickly - such as Scandinavian countries)
People who are on annual leave (possibly heavily influenced by their employer...)?
People who are freelance and simply not currently being booked?
The term seems to be being thrown around a lot without any clarification?
**EDIT - I see STV are furloughing people https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5558827/coronavirus-scotland-stv-john-mackay-furloughed/
- presumably John was staff or long term contract not via a service company**
Last edited by noggin on 4 May 2020 11:34am