Diddle, sorry to hear that Walter. Hopefully EI or some of that other Trudeau money is an option for you? I am never quite sure how all that stuff works.
The Sens laid off a ton of employees (the vast majority of their workforce from what I can tell). My buddy who works for them got put on a reduced schedule / reduced salary. So he's now supposed to work 3 days a week instead of 5 (it's kind of a joke because at the height of the season he works pretty much 7 days a week) at a correspondingly reduced wage. Except because of all the other employees that are now gone, he's being asked to do a bunch more things that normally wouldn't be his responsibility.
Meanwhile all the Cussing players, who need the money the least, continue to collect their paycheques, despite not actually having to do ANYTHING. It sucks. Like, wouldn't it have been nice if the players had got together and agreed to skip their last paycheque if it meant that all the other staff could collect a few more paydays? I get that the union would need to be involved in this, but it's not like it's impossible. I'm thinking specifically of a guy like Bobby Ryan, making WAAAAAAAAY too much money...one of his paycheques would make a world of difference for a lot of the regular staff.