Chris had a meeting, along with a zillion other contractors, concerning the new S. F. request. I guess times are tight at the 'Farm' and they have requested that all contractors reduce their overall bill rates by 20%. Well, this means that Chris is now taking a 9% pay cut - with no benefits, no bonuses and no raises.
The alternative - quit.
Bright side - at least we still have a job. And our benefits are thru my employer...