I just filed for unemployment, which I've never done before so I had
to read through all the documentation they provide. There's a section
on how to file for unemployment if you're furloughed, and I remembered
Fred's posting from a few months ago (I saw it when I was still at
TriMet, so it was April or earlier) that he was taking a 2-week
furlough and requesting that all the executives do the same.
I supppose legally they could file for unemployment during that time
since it's a furlough longer than 1 week, but it would sure be in poor
taste if they did. I wonder if there's any kind of watchdog group to
find out if they are? Maybe the same people that seem so hellbent on
tearing down the health insurance benefits of union workers?