Prime Suspect 1-9

Been furloughed until May 1 and to be honest it’s absolutely ideal, can cope financially and I get to spend a month pissing about with a three year old


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Might watch Cracker. it has Prime Suspect and the Shadow Line and League of Gentleman but that is about it.

If you have a contract with EE you can get six months for free.

We have had it for maybe a fortnight and not used it once.

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Britbox man, eh?


sounding a lot like Disney

This would be lovely.

Unfortunately (and please don’t feel bad you’ve brought it up), I can’t see my little boy till this is all over, so I could have done with the work to take my mind off it.

Whereas I have not been furloughed, picked up the rest of my furloughed team’s work (to some extent) and have kids knocking about. Which is bad but preferable to yours.

Sorry you can’t see him.

I was starting to get the dread at the idea of doing the entire country’s digital work, if I was kept on. Silver linings.

Oh man, sorry to hear that, hope you’re ok.

In hindsight that’s worse than this whole furloughed thing. Probably more worthy of a thread, but definitely more of a downer.

Amazon has not come up trumps for King of the Hill.

Don’t think Disney has Cracker

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Baloo as Robbie Coltrane?


Gary Furlough


Watch cartoons online?

Ariel as Panhandle.

I got furloughed 2 days ago and Mrs stack got furloughed today. I have never said the word furlough before this week. What can you do?

Not watch King Of The Hill that’s what.


If you were offered a furlough for 3 months with a guarantee that you’d come back to your regular job at full salary, what reduction in salary would you be willing to go down to for 3 months off?


  • 100% (No furlough, or full pay only)
  • 90%
  • 80%
  • 70%
  • 60%
  • 50%
  • 40%
  • 30%
  • 20%
  • 10%
  • 0% (Sabbatical/3 months unpaid leave)

0 voters

In answer to my own question - I’d be happy to do it as long as the pay cut wasn’t massive. I’d love to spend some serious quality time with the kids, and do some jobs around the house and garden.

However, the grief of trying to end my job, and then come back to it in 3 months, is pretty horrendous. My work is built on long term relationships with clients and my projects last 12 months, so suddenly walking away isn’t particularly practical.

The one thing I’ve discovered is that 3 months without anything to do would be very bad for me, although I assume in the scenario you’re proposing we can go out and about and do whatever we like.