Wandering through a few chosen studios, I've come across heart-warming acts of charity. Allow me to share them with you ...
Apparently executives are asking special, laid-off employees to come in for work-related meetings that are "voluntary." And by voluntary they mean
We're ... uh ... not compensating you for the time you spend in the meeting. But, you know, you don't have to come (only if you're like, a good team player) ...
Now, you would think that, times being what they are and everybody struggling to rub two nickels together, that these employees would say: "Hey man! I'm unemployed right now! I don't have time to come in to do free work!"
These selfless animation folk, willing ... nay, eager to reach out a helping hand and provide the kind of charity for which American workers are justly famous (free overtime, that's out middle name, innit?) deserve our respect and thanks for a job well done.
So I stand and salute these generous souls who give unstintingly of their time so that our fine cartoon companies not only survive, but prosper.