Most of the people who are employed as full-time employees of the company I work for say something like this:
I wish you the best. But we would love to see you back in 100 days.
Call me crazy, but that isn't wishing me the best. If I am returning in 100 days, I am still a contractor. I still don't have benefits. I still don't have a company that matches any funds I put towards my retirement. I still don't have income for over three months. I still don't have a company that will help me get my Master's degree.
And I could go on.
But then I got this email from one of the authors I work with. This is all it said:
Hey, I heard about your 100-day leave of absence. Silly rule in my book. Hope you find a better job at 3 times the salary during your furlough.
SignedCall me crazy, but this guy is wishing me the best a whole lot better than any of the full-time well wishers. So, in case you hear about anyone in my situation, feel free to give them the latter response instead of the first one.