Responses from Administrators indicate the shift from furlough to laid off status has continued to decline and the remaining respondents are beginning to level out into three primary groups: unemployed (40 percent), underemployed (37 percent), and employed (23 percent). It’s worth noting that this week saw the highest number of admin respondents, 73, since we began tracking employment status.
Among Salaried musicians the small uptick in status at both ends of the employment spectrum, not drawing a salary/health care benefits or are being paid regular salary and benefits, continued. The remaining difference are split nearly evenly between not drawing a salary but have health care benefits and being paid a reduced salary.
Per-service musicians continued to shoulder the largest ratio of economic paid with most respondents indicating they are not being paid for any cancelled services or are only receiving reduced payments. Having said that, there has been a upward creep in respondents indicating no loss of income due to cancelled services.
You can track the per week and cumulative totals along with all of the stakeholder charts at the Orchestra Stakeholder Employment Status During Coronavirus Shutdowns Google Sheet.
This Week’s Poll
- For staffers and managers, the questions are straightforward. Music directors (employee or independent contractor status) and staff conductor positions should respond as an administrator.
- For musicians, questions are specialized for salary and per-service level musicians. While there are certainly musicians that fall between those groups, I’m asking that you use your best judgement to select answers that best represent your current work status.
- Each weekly poll will allow you to submit one reply. Having said that, it is important for each respondent to return the following week in order to confirm or update your status with a new reply. Doing so will provide an even clearer sense of how things change from week to week.
If you have not yet submitted a response this week, please take a moment to submit your status below. The more submissions we have, the better the data represents current conditions. To that end, we’ll be collecting results through Sunday for this week’s totals so if you have yet to submit a response, please take a moment to do so.
Likewise, submitting a response each week goes a long way toward tracking major changes in status. So, thank you in advance for taking part and encouraging your friends and colleagues to do the same.
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