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furlough

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the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily
  • the landscaping company usually has to put most of its personnel on furlough during the extremely slow winter months

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The first known use of furlough was in 1631

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“Furlough.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/furlough. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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