Any good anecdotes?
I got gardening leave one time, was well good. Was working somewhere where the company had promised client deliverables that were literally impossible. Many senior people got fired when both companies realised that it was all a load of crap. All the contractors got instantly given their notice, though I was the only one given gardening leave as part of it. There was no official reason given, but according to one of my colleagues who asked, it was because I was a “trouble maker”.