Sony signs the pay checks, so they get to make the rules..
If one does not like the rules.. they can leave..
This is a business to them.. they expect JFP to fill the role as soon as the other actor leaves.. because they know there are hundreds of actors out of work.
I always laugh when I read that JFP is such a horrible person, soap killer.. kills off favorites.. etc.. Well if you think she is hard nose.. how do you think she feels about working for Sony??? They are her boss.. and I bet they are more than difficult to please.
If she does not please them, she will be fired as fast as one can snap their fingers.. NEVER forget that.
She has NEVER worked for CBS.. and they are tough.
Do they really care if Y&R staya on air?? I don't think they really give a damn.. If JFP can bring in the ratings, that is all they are concerned about.