Just got word I've been cut back to 20 hrs/wk on a temporary basis until work picks up around here. I'm suffering from OMY syndrome anyway and FIREcalc says I can cut the cord, so maybe this is a good way to "test drive" FIRE. If I like it half as much as I think I will, and if the bills get paid like I know they will, I may never agree to go back to full-time work. Maybe not even part-time.
Made sure to tell the boss this doesn't mean I work 40 and get paid for 20 hours. I saw that happen to folks here a couple of years ago; people who are living on a shoestring actually agreed to that. My letter from HR included a reminder that I'm still an exempt employee, so I wonder what they really expect even though my immediate boss assured me they would never do that to me. Just try it and see how long I work here.