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Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Furlough Option

One recession coping strategy for theatre companies is the furlough--otherwise known as "mandatory unpaid vacations." Shakespeare Theatre in DC is putting all staff on staggered furloughs this summer, including the boss! (AD Michael Kahn)

Any salary reduction sucks, of course. But might this be among the least bad measures out there? (Especially for companies without summer seasons.)

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