No Work, Send Techs Home With No Pay?

Many integrators have slow days or slow weeks with no work. Do you send your techs home? If so, do you pay them? Techs, have you ever been sent home with no pay?

Inside of IPVM, we have had a debate about this. On the one hand, integrators may need to do this to stay afloat. On the other hand, you run the risk of losing a good technician. What do you think?

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