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Working At A Reduced Rate

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Hockey is back, but some National Hockey League coaches’ salaries have not returned to pre-pandemic levels with the start of the season.

According to data compiled by TSN, seven NHL coaching staffs are working on reduced salary this season...

League employees are also operating on reduced pay. Sources said league employees were notified at a town hall meeting in early January to continue to expect a 25 per cent reduction for the duration of the 2020-21 season for employees earning more than $75,000....

Here is the list of NHL franchises whose hockey operations staff – including coaches – are currently operating at reduced pay, according to team and league sources:

Detroit Red Wings: A 20 per cent reduction for all staff over $75,000, effective Jan. 9 until July 1, 2021.

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This type of article is meant to simply embarrass. I don’t like it.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 01/22/21 at 01:44 AM ET

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The season is a few months shorter, less games, practices, travel, the players are taking less, the owners making less, so why would that not trickle down? What’s the story here?

The only people who can get the same pay while working significantly less is a politician.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 01/22/21 at 07:13 AM ET

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You could say an organ-I-zation is going above and beyond
to pay all staff full salaries.

But it’s interesting that many orgs are choosing not to cut pay at all
and some are deferring rather than cutting. Others are ensuring lower paid
staff don’t face cuts.

Covering it is just journalism. These are entities worth usually several hundred million dollars. Owned by mega-millionaires or billionaires. That’s not a moral judgement. It’s just an acknowledgment that these are big and in some cases quite profitable businesses. Some that are in the best shape financially are not cutting salaries; some are. Same with those in shakier shape financially. I don’t worry about coaches making in some cases very high six or even above seven figures the way I would about an usher or concession worker. But it’s legit news - reporting facts.

Posted by lefty.30 on 01/22/21 at 11:14 AM ET

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