What have we learned from furlough?
However, as we entered the second month of lock-down, there were only so many box sets that you could get through or spring clean the house. Whilst we all appear to have accepted this new way of life, the craving to do something meaningful has already started surfacing. Having led busy lives, this welcome break was like an unplanned holiday, but we wanted to get back to work and that is something that we was taken away from us.
To complicate things further, companies have been able to furlough employees which means they are not expected to do any work for the company. The furloughed employees find it tough as day roll into weeks going forward. People get bored and frustrated. Many of them resorted to stacking shelves or delivering food to find some purpose or routine.
If people are working for big corporations and in management positions, their salaries are way higher than the cap of £2500. Most of these managers are still working and they will not be made redundant (at least for the time being). It is the employees that work for small firms or SME’s that are likely to be impacted. Whilst they can’t work for the organisation, they can do some volunteer work to prop their emotional well being.