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12-05-2012, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by me2 View Post
Not everything has to be give and take, sometimes its give and give, sometimes it's take and take. You can concede ground on multiple areas and still end up doing quite nicely. At the end of the day, over a 6 year deal, the owners are conceding $10b and the players are handing over labour, the rest is mostly window dressing.

If Bill Gates offered you a 1 year deal for $2m and 12 weeks leave to be his chauffeur would you take it? I assume if after 1 year he said times are tough and offered you only $1.9m and cut your leave to 11 weeks leave you'd tell him to **** off because he's not giving anything up?
If Bill Gates' chauffeur generated millions of dollars in revenue, then he probably would have a case for keeping that level of pay. Barring that, the analogy makes no sense.

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