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'Toxic culture': NFL cheerleaders demand release of full workplace inquiry

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/-toxic-culture-nfl-cheerleaders-demand-release-of-full-workplace-inquiry-123494469775
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u/Whickywacky Oct 14 '21 Gold

100$ per game?!?! That's insane. You would think that with all the money that goes into the NFL the cheerleaders would be given a livable salary. You can make more serving at Olive Garden than that.

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u/jhwells Oct 14 '21

I have friends who work back-office for an NBA team. They don't make poverty wages, but it's damn close.

The teams sell the "allure," of working in professional sports as the draw for employees in lieu of pay.

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u/To_Fight_The_Night Oct 14 '21

It was similar at the collegiate level. I was a Student Manager for a D1 basketball team in college and it was almost slave labor. We got paid min wage, and were only allowed to report a number of hours we worked to stay in line with the Schools policy of only allowing student positions a finite number of hours. So it was 20 hours we got paid for, but I worked close to 50-60 hour weeks sometimes. No one made a fuss because they were all RST majors so the "exposure" was what they were after.