This article courtesy of Engineering.com:
The other day I was engaged in a conversation with a colleague talking about upcoming furloughs in our organization. These temporary layoffs resulting from budgetary constrictions have been advertised for some time, but only now have become imminent. My co-worker was agitated about why this was happening and generally angry about the impact on their life. I asked what their plan was if the furloughs extended into the future, say the coming year, and they looked at me like I had two heads. Plan? What was I talking about? Their agitation quickly moved from the furlough to me.