In Reply to: Re: Is that a WALL ? posted by TheOldHokie on January 28, 2019 at 07:38:09:
You have my permission to define "common" however you please.
That said, the fact remains that thousands or tens of thousands of federal employees volunteer for furlough each summer for decades so as to collect unemployment without any duty to search for work while doing so. Most such employees intentionally remain "seasonal" so as to stay on the gravy train.
Such practice is virtually unheard of in the private sector.
Accordingly, I stand by my use of "common."
By the way, it is not necessary for one to be a "seasonal" employee to follow the practice, though most who do so are.
Life is good.