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12-15-2012, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDaysOf 04 View Post
Tampa Bay owner Jeff Vinik informed all full-time team employees on Friday they will be getting an extended paid vacation.

In an email distributed Friday morning, the Forum will essentially close on Dec. 20 and reopen on Jan. 2 although the ticket office as well as the team merchandise store will remain open during regular business hours.

During the holiday shutdown, all affected employees approximately 150 people are currently on staff will continue to receive their regular wages, with the time off not counting toward their allotted vacation benefits. Of course, if a new collective bargaining agreement is reached between the league and the players' union before then, the extended time off will be cut short.

I know I can be a huge Vinik fanboy at times, but this really is world class.

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