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09-20-2012, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
Sorry man, but I disagree with you on this completely. Just because the pay scale changes doesn't mean the principles do. It's not about "relating" to the average American. The same applies to doctors, lawyers, and your aforementioned mechanics, teachers, whatever. People are compensated according to the demand for their services. These guys are top 1% at what they do and they are compensated accordingly, but it doesn't mean they should get bent over by their boss whenever just because you and your $9.75/hr job think they should be able to get by with less. If you really want to do something about it, get your ass to the gym 20-30 hours a week, spend every other waking hour for 15 years at a rink developing your game, and then go play in the NHL for less to drive salaries down.

Yes, yes, a million times yes.

Trying to make into the NHL is boom or bust, with a hell of a lot more busts than boom. Minus college hockey players, many of these guys essentially have to start from square one if they don't make it because the sheer amount of time they spent training their entire childhood basically took away any time to learn any other employable skills in school. As Bandit said, people are paid based on the demand for their skills, and even if they make more than the average joe, they've done a hell of a lot more than the average joe to get to where they are.

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