Streamlining The Employment Status Reporting Process

It’s been quite a week and while the past few Friday’s have been reserved for a formal overview of the week’s data for the employment status poll I think combining it with releasing the week’s new poll on Monday will be a good approach. Consequently, you can keep an eye out for that information in a few days. In the meantime, the numbers coming in this week have been very interesting …

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State Of Employment Poll April 27 – May 3

Since the onset of coronavirus related shutdowns, orchestras have been laying off and reducing hours for administrators and musicians alike. This weekly poll is designed to help provide a snapshot of stakeholder employment status. Since this weekly poll covers the beginning of a new month, it is the first genuine threshold where some of the impending cutbacks I’ve been hearing about would kick in. Fortunately, I’m hearing more and more instances …

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State of Employment Review, Week 3

The third week of figures tracking responses from orchestra managers and musicians about their employment status during coronavirus shutdowns are showing similar trends for admins and salaried musicians but a larger ratio of per-service musicians indicated they are not being paid for any cancelled services. At the time this article was written, the ratio of salaried musicians indicating they are being paid their regular salary and benefits held stead at 70 …

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State Of Employment Poll April 20 – 26

Since the onset of coronavirus related shutdowns, orchestras have been laying off and reducing hours for administrators and musicians alike. This weekly poll is designed to help provide a snapshot of stakeholder employment status. As we approach the end of the month, I’m curious to see if results begin to change based on what I’ve been hearing about impending cubacks that begin around the end of the month. For staffers and managers, …

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State of Employment Review, Week 2

After tracking two weeks of responses from orchestra managers and musicians about their employment status during coronavirus shutdowns, one thing is clear: per-service musicians are bearing the brunt of economic pain. Based on responses, none of the individuals identifying as per-service musicians indicated they haven’t lost any income to cancelled services. Instead, the majority, 60 percent, indicated they are not receiving any pay for any cancelled services while 38 percent indicated …

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