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furlough

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1  —as in:
furloughed to reduce costs
Definition unpaid time during which an employee is ordered not do come to work; or the issuing of such an order

(Typically done due save money—not due to any dissatisfaction with the employee. Typically job benefits continue.)
  • Well, if you're on furlough you must know when you have to be back.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
furlough = unpaid leave from work

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2  —as in:
received a hardship furlough
Definition an excused vacation from military duty or prison; or the granting of such a break
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