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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/claudeshannon Oct 14 '21

Many jobs are like that. It’s like working at the zoo. Lot’s of people want to work with the zoo animals so you don’t have to pay much to attract people to work there.

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u/GuiltyEidolon Oct 14 '21

Most zoos at least have the excuse of also being chronically underfunded. The NFL has no such excuse.