More workers experience 'furlough envy'


As more companies are requiring workers to take unpaid time off, sometimes for a week or two of unpaid vacation, some workers with "furlough envy" are asking how they can get in on that deal.

Granted, these are mostly executives who can afford a week or more of unpaid leave, and they're happy to take it because it's mandatory time off, and they don't use all of their paid vacation time anyway, according to a story on

The New York Times recently announced a temporary 5% paycut for most employees, along with 10 additional days of leave.