Microsoft ordered its freelancers to take a vacation for 6 months after 18 months of working, as reported by GeekWire: freelancers displeased.
18 months ago nadaz implemented a new rule, and January 1, 2016 for many freelancers will be the beginning a six-month vacation at Microsoft.
How many freelancers working at Microsoft, the company did not disclose, but the document in 2009 gives reason to suppose that the number of employees is not more than 70000. Although it is not clear how this number will change with the years.
Groups of developers Microsoft, which rely on freelancers already worried about the effects of a six-month leave for the project.
Some employees find workarounds, which means freelancers reclassified in order to avoid interruption.
From Microsoft should e-mail that the plan is intended "to reduce dependence on increasing the contingent of staff for more than 20% year on year."