DH’s company will be between grants/projects again. So this time instead of laying everybody off, they’ve decided to furlough 20% and actually give time off, not just a paycut. Everyone seems pretty happy about this solution. It’s going to be Fridays starting this month.
DH promises he won’t use his extra day of weekend to do yardwork, which seems to be where his free time has gone in the past. Given our lack of childcare, we’re not too unhappy about this state of affairs. And, given the number of reimbursements we’ve received over the past few months for travel and summer camps and so on, I think it’s possible we won’t have to dip into savings at least until I start getting paid again in October.
They’re not sure how long things are going to last– the problem is that their next project money involves a lot of travel… and Covid has messed all of that up. Even states allowing travel have had restrictions about who is allowed to visit the places DH would need to visit.
Hopefully the company will stay in business. Otherwise, I don’t know, maybe it will be time for him to take an early retirement. Or moving to Paradise. Who knows.
Have you and yours been affected by the pandemic/recession?