What’s going on with the Jets giving people “furloughs.”
A furlough is where the boss tells you not to come in, and by the way you won’t be paid.
I’d like some time off, but my mortgage company and the electric company insist on being paid, plus I like to feed my kids – so a furlough isn’t that attractive to me.
I’m a little frustrated because I meant to write this yesterday, but since I’m not yet making millions of The Mets Police sometimes I have to do real work when in the office. Now I feel like I’m copying from Steve Politi in The Ledger , but he had similar thoughts.
The Jets snuck into the Saturday papers that they gave some folks some time off without pay. Sixty working class folks just won’t be paid for two weeks.
Sorry about that guys, I hope the grocery store understands.
The VP for business says, “Weâ€™ve assembled a great deal of talent, and weâ€™re at the crossroads of building our new stadium, so we didnâ€™t want to be shortsighted. To let people go and then rebuild the team didnâ€™t make sense. It was important to keep as many jobs as possible.â€
What? You’re building a new stadium (that isn’t at all needed), You’re signing players for millions of dollars, sending ticket invoices for 15 grand, selling PSL’s and you’re going to not pay the secretary for two weeks?
That same VP added “…our business is seasonal.”
Yep the poor NFL is seasonal, just like a bar on the boardwalk. The commish himself, Roger Goodell, took a paycut which sounds nice until you keep reading and see he’ll only make $11 million this year. Maybe he could make ten and let the secretaries stay.
I really don’t get it. The league is acting as if they are the one’s having trouble making money – with a rock solid national TV contract, new stadiums, and the gall to send someone like you a $15,000 PSL invoice. Pay that and then they’ll let you buy tickets.
Same Old Jets – Shame On Jets. You deserve another fruitless year for this one. Enjoy your new palace on Route 3.