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08-25-2012, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey Team View Post
A lot of people are too stupid to manage their own finances so they don't have to live paycheck to paycheck. Even people who are fairly well off have this problem, not just the poor.

So yes, NHL team employees SHOULD have been preparing for this to happen, but the reality is most probably haven't.
Most of the employees probably make $35-60K per year if they aren't an executive. The industry is generally a hack for paying unless you're at the very top. Most are not "well off".

Originally Posted by rojac View Post
If you take a job in a field where work stoppages might happen and could affect your job, do you really deserve sympathy? To be honest, all NHL team employees should have been preparing for this to happen.
You realize almost any industry can have a work stoppage, right? As long as there is an organized union, there is the possibility.

These people working for the organization are held hostage to the owners and players right now. They have absolutely no say, yet their careers are at stake. They're being squeezed in the middle. They also had to proceed as normal and prepare for the entire season, in the event that there was/is a small chance the season happens. So while they may lose ~4 months of work, they still had to do all the necessary work (if not more with contingency plans) to prepare for a regular or sudden launch.

As a fan, you may lose a season of entertainment, but as an employee, they may lose their career.

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