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2014-01-23 01:30:36 AM  
I thought they got $100 a game with gold digging as their benefits?
 
2014-01-23 01:37:14 AM  
Lacy T. accused the Raiders in a lawsuit Wednesday of failing to pay the Raiderettes minimum wages for the work they do, both on the sidelines and in the community for charity.

Might want to look that word up in the dictionary, toots.
 
2014-01-23 01:52:28 AM  
Pro-cheerleader is one of those things I've never even considered existing. It was my understanding, based on cheerleaders I've met working for baseball teams, that it's a rather mediocre paying job young women might take between college ending and a real career opening up.
 
2014-01-23 02:01:28 AM  
She made more "dancing" in college?
She could easily make $500 per lap dance at the Super Bowl.
 
2014-01-23 02:06:11 AM  
Can't blame the girl.
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She probably has a head injury.
 
2014-01-23 03:16:31 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Can't blame the girl.
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She probably has a head injury.


Yikes.  The girl next to the flopper just busts up laughing instead of checking to see if the other was ok.  Harsh.
 
2014-01-23 06:20:29 AM  

doglover: Pro-cheerleader is one of those things I've never even considered existing. It was my understanding, based on cheerleaders I've met working for baseball teams, that it's a rather mediocre paying job young women might take between college ending and a real career opening up.

 
2014-01-23 06:22:36 AM  
Pro cheerleading? That's a thing? I always assumed that they hung around games like hyenas around a watering-hole.
 
2014-01-23 06:24:50 AM  
"less than $5 an hour"? This shiat is bananas!
 
2014-01-23 06:29:49 AM  

hasty ambush: doglover: Pro-cheerleader is one of those things I've never even considered existing. It was my understanding, based on cheerleaders I've met working for baseball teams, that it's a rather mediocre paying job young women might take between college ending and a real career opening up.


Lets try this againd.

By a real career you would mean as a trophy wife to some pro athlete or other rich guy, maybe some type of modeling opportunity.  I don't think you are going to see many future petroleum engineers in that crowd.


These chicks knew the pay rate when the they signed on for the job and they certainly did not expect to supporting families  by doing it.  If they don't like the pay they can quit and go back to making more money as strippers.

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2014-01-23 06:30:21 AM  
The suit said Raiderettes are required to take part, without pay, in two to three rehearsals per week, the 10 charity events, a team rally, Fan Day and the swimsuit calendar photo-shoot. They must also pay the costs of traveling to those events, it said.

In addition, the suit said, the cheerleaders must buy accessories such as tights, false eyelashes and a yoga mat, and pay for a team-selected hairstylist, whose appointments cost several hundred dollars. Lacy T. claims in her suit to have spent about $650 on those items this past season.

Wow.


With all the money the teams make off of these women, you'd think they could at least pay for their travel and hairstylists.
 
2014-01-23 06:37:44 AM  

hasty ambush: hasty ambush: doglover: Pro-cheerleader is one of those things I've never even considered existing. It was my understanding, based on cheerleaders I've met working for baseball teams, that it's a rather mediocre paying job young women might take between college ending and a real career opening up.

Lets try this againd.

By a real career you would mean as a trophy wife to some pro athlete or other rich guy, maybe some type of modeling opportunity.  I don't think you are going to see many future petroleum engineers in that crowd.


These chicks knew the pay rate when the they signed on for the job and they certainly did not expect to supporting families  by doing it.  If they don't like the pay they can quit and go back to making more money as strippers.


That's the spirit. They should pull themselves up by the straps of their hooker boots.Minimum wage, schminimum wage -- who needs it?
 
2014-01-23 06:40:49 AM  

Lorelle: The suit said Raiderettes are required to take part, without pay, in two to three rehearsals per week, the 10 charity events, a team rally, Fan Day and the swimsuit calendar photo-shoot. They must also pay the costs of traveling to those events, it said.

In addition, the suit said, the cheerleaders must buy accessories such as tights, false eyelashes and a yoga mat, and pay for a team-selected hairstylist, whose appointments cost several hundred dollars. Lacy T. claims in her suit to have spent about $650 on those items this past season.

Wow.

With all the money the teams make off of these women, you'd think they could at least pay for their travel and hairstylists.


What money do they make off these women?  I don't know anyone who's ever gone to a game to see the cheerleaders.
 
2014-01-23 06:41:42 AM  
Is cos you old now
 
2014-01-23 06:47:56 AM  
Just jump around and shut hell up, skank. There's a million more just like you ready to take your place.
 
2014-01-23 06:52:30 AM  
"But I'm PRETTY!!!!!"
 
2014-01-23 06:52:54 AM  

MutantMotherMouse: hasty ambush: hasty ambush: doglover: Pro-cheerleader is one of those things I've never even considered existing. It was my understanding, based on cheerleaders I've met working for baseball teams, that it's a rather mediocre paying job young women might take between college ending and a real career opening up.

Lets try this againd.

By a real career you would mean as a trophy wife to some pro athlete or other rich guy, maybe some type of modeling opportunity.  I don't think you are going to see many future petroleum engineers in that crowd.


These chicks knew the pay rate when the they signed on for the job and they certainly did not expect to supporting families  by doing it.  If they don't like the pay they can quit and go back to making more money as strippers.

That's the spirit. They should pull themselves up by the straps of their hooker boots.Minimum wage, schminimum wage -- who needs it?


I thought these jobs were just resume enhancers for their career in Porn...
 
2014-01-23 06:53:42 AM  
We really need to close the wage gap between female and male cheerleaders.
 
2014-01-23 06:54:39 AM  
The author of Pink Boots and a Machete lays it out pretty well.  NFL cheerleaders do it for the glory not for the money.

 Because paying those young women who contribute nothing to the game for all their hours of practice, performance,  and travel is just too much of a burden for an industry with such a slim profit margin.

/I hate football.  I will only watch it as a social event or for the cheerleaders.
 
2014-01-23 06:54:48 AM  

LewDux: "less than $5 an hour"? This shiat is bananas!


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2014-01-23 07:21:15 AM  
Thousands of floozies are waiting in line for you to step aside and GTFO, wench.
 
2014-01-23 07:21:17 AM  
That's because "dancing in college" amounted to a series of depressing half-hearted dry humps in poorly lit smoke filled rooms to the soundtrack of jock jams while uttering "no hands" or "times up, want to pay for another dance?"

Leave the sidelines, climb up into the seats and start rubbing up on some of those fans. If they'll pay $8 for a cup of beer, you'll find yourself making those college-days bucks in no time.
 
2014-01-23 07:21:34 AM  
Well, is she dancing like she's never danced before?
 
2014-01-23 07:24:22 AM  

dangelder: We really need to close the wage gap between female and male cheerleaders.


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2014-01-23 07:26:26 AM  
It's been over 10 years since I've spoken to any pro-team cheerleaders, but back then many of them were totally unpaid.  The pay came from modeling, calendars etc., and personal appearances (bar promotions and car shows).  All of them had regular jobs.
 
2014-01-23 07:27:48 AM  
Get rid of them entirely. Who needs the drama.

/works for the Bears
 
2014-01-23 07:30:37 AM  
Wait.

You mean instead of turning away tech-recruiters who are offering cut-rate contracts in another state with no per-diem, I should take them and then sue to have my hotel and airfare covered instead?

It's shocking that a job that objectifies women to the point of reducing them to eye-candy would treat employees like objects, eye-candy.
 
2014-01-23 07:31:17 AM  

MutantMotherMouse: hasty ambush: hasty ambush: doglover: Pro-cheerleader is one of those things I've never even considered existing. It was my understanding, based on cheerleaders I've met working for baseball teams, that it's a rather mediocre paying job young women might take between college ending and a real career opening up.

Lets try this againd.

By a real career you would mean as a trophy wife to some pro athlete or other rich guy, maybe some type of modeling opportunity.  I don't think you are going to see many future petroleum engineers in that crowd.


These chicks knew the pay rate when the they signed on for the job and they certainly did not expect to supporting families  by doing it.  If they don't like the pay they can quit and go back to making more money as strippers.

That's the spirit. They should pull themselves up by the straps of their hooker boots.Minimum wage, schminimum wage -- who needs it?


As I stated before nobody, with any brains, becomes a pro cheerleader with the idea of supporting a family on it.  Pro-football  cheerleader  is not a career choice. The pay scale is known when they sign up-volunteer-there are no press gangs going through the strip clubs  and forcing these chicks to do this.

The girls have other motives for doing it, ie trophy wife aspirations.  And they are free to quit if they do not like it.    Stripping obviously pays more and is not much different than what they are already doing except with less chance of landing that  coveted trophy wife gig.

If you are in a "job" that does not pay you enough you try and find one that does and I am sure the Raiders wil have no problem replacing the ones that leave with other strippers.

Not every job is worthy of a "living wage".
 
2014-01-23 07:36:49 AM  
I've never actually seen them lead a cheer.
 
2014-01-23 07:37:19 AM  

Kozakman: MutantMotherMouse: hasty ambush: hasty ambush: doglover: Pro-cheerleader is one of those things I've never even considered existing. It was my understanding, based on cheerleaders I've met working for baseball teams, that it's a rather mediocre paying job young women might take between college ending and a real career opening up.

Lets try this againd.

By a real career you would mean as a trophy wife to some pro athlete or other rich guy, maybe some type of modeling opportunity.  I don't think you are going to see many future petroleum engineers in that crowd.


These chicks knew the pay rate when the they signed on for the job and they certainly did not expect to supporting families  by doing it.  If they don't like the pay they can quit and go back to making more money as strippers.

That's the spirit. They should pull themselves up by the straps of their hooker boots.Minimum wage, schminimum wage -- who needs it?

I thought these jobs were just resume enhancers for their career in Porn...


That is the is the fall back if they cannot land a sugar daddy.
 
2014-01-23 07:37:58 AM  
I am truely shocked to learn that dancing is not a lucrative career.
 
2014-01-23 07:41:12 AM  

Wyalt Derp: I am truely shocked to learn that dancing is not a lucrative career.


It can be. You at the very least know some good pole tricks. It pays more if you can give a good lap dance.
 
2014-01-23 07:51:28 AM  
Most people watching the game don't give a rats ass about the cheerleaders. They really provide nothing to the game. If I want to see hot women, I use google image search.
 
2014-01-23 07:58:19 AM  
Hmmmmm.... So the team with the most Super Bowl wins has never had cheerleaders. Is there any correlation?
 
2014-01-23 07:59:11 AM  
I know I read somewhere that the cheerleaders aren't allowed to talk to the players or fraternize with them. I'll have to look to see if I can find the article. I'm sure there's stories of cheerleaders hooking up with a players but I'm pretty sure they either quit or get fired.

Every game I've been to they do a quick showcasing of one cheerleader. They'll have their "real job" listed. Just looking at the Ben-Gals, one is an account executive, another a preschool teacher, another a nurse. Maybe there are some gold-diggers but I don't agree with the generalization.

Paying them what amounts to < $5 an hour is bullshiat. And what the hell is up with making them pay travel costs, etc.?
 
2014-01-23 08:00:26 AM  
O.co Coliseum ???

That's really the name of the place?
 
2014-01-23 08:07:40 AM  
The most damning thing of the article was that the guys who wear the mascot suits are full-time paid employees with benefits and the cheerleaders are not.  It's the same work for vastly disparate pay.
 
2014-01-23 08:13:44 AM  

hasty ambush: Not every job is worthy of a "living wage".


Arguable, but what justifies not paying them at least minimum wage, and providing for the costs required to do their jobs?
 
2014-01-23 08:20:51 AM  

hasty ambush: These chicks knew the pay rate when the they signed on for the job


And their employer knew the minimum wage rules when they offered the position.
 
2014-01-23 08:23:23 AM  
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I'd like to see her pom-poms.
 
2014-01-23 08:23:37 AM  
I agree that girls like this are foolish if she thinks she can build a career and life on shaking your (clothed) ass while the fans grab beer and piss breaks between plays.

But they should be given a decent wage, at least.  They are providing a service, one that takes hard work, and their work expenses should be covered, especially by such a highly profitable industry.

These girls might not be the brightest, but let's not be mean to them, for God's sake.
 
2014-01-23 08:29:38 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: I agree that girls like this are foolish if she thinks she can build a career and life on shaking your (clothed) ass while the fans grab beer and piss breaks between plays.

But they should be given a decent wage, at least.  They are providing a service, one that takes hard work, and their work expenses should be covered, especially by such a highly profitable industry.

These girls might not be the brightest, but let's not be mean to them, for God's sake.


Lorelle: The suit said Raiderettes are required to take part, without pay, in two to three rehearsals per week, the 10 charity events, a team rally, Fan Day and the swimsuit calendar photo-shoot. They must also pay the costs of traveling to those events, it said.

In addition, the suit said, the cheerleaders must buy accessories such as tights, false eyelashes and a yoga mat, and pay for a team-selected hairstylist, whose appointments cost several hundred dollars. Lacy T. claims in her suit to have spent about $650 on those items this past season.

Wow.

With all the money the teams make off of these women, you'd think they could at least pay for their travel and hairstylists.


THOSE.

I mean, give them their money as they earn it at least. Good lord.

/have a 9 year old in dance
//easily spend $600 in OUTFITS, much less makeup and such
///besides tuition
 
2014-01-23 08:30:29 AM  

mialynneb: I know I read somewhere that the cheerleaders aren't allowed to talk to the players or fraternize with them. I'll have to look to see if I can find the article. I'm sure there's stories of cheerleaders hooking up with a players but I'm pretty sure they either quit or get fired.

Every game I've been to they do a quick showcasing of one cheerleader. They'll have their "real job" listed. Just looking at the Ben-Gals, one is an account executive, another a preschool teacher, another a nurse. Maybe there are some gold-diggers but I don't agree with the generalization.

Paying them what amounts to < $5 an hour is bullshiat. And what the hell is up with making them pay travel costs, etc.?


Then it still drives us back to why are they doing this then?  They are not forced to , it is not a career choice, they volunteer knowing the compensation or lack of it.


I don't think we can properly call this a job.  It is more of a hobby with the team helping defray some but not all the costs.

Start treating it like a real job and then we open a whole can of worms besides wages.  Can a Cheerleader be fired /not hired because she is considered overweight?  What about age?  Gender?

Looked what happened to the visual quality of many of our sky waitresses.  We certainly don't want that happening to cheerleading.
 
2014-01-23 08:32:02 AM  

upndn: Hmmmmm.... So the team with the most Super Bowl wins has never had cheerleaders. Is there any correlation?


Uh, no...I'm pretty sure the Cowboys and Niners have cheerleaders.
 
2014-01-23 08:33:52 AM  

hasty ambush: Not every job is worthy of a "living wage".


You can argue that not every job is necessary, or that a given job is not a net benefit to society considering the costs. Certainly we could do without professional cheerleaders (and professional sports, for that matter) if they weren't economically viable. But if you think a job is useful to you or to society -- if you derive value from it and aren't willing to do entirely without that bit of labor -- then you definitionally believe the job is worthy of a "living wage".
 
2014-01-23 08:36:12 AM  

hasty ambush: s I stated before nobody, with any brains, becomes a pro cheerleader with the idea of supporting a family on it. Pro-football cheerleader is not a career choice. The pay scale is known when they sign up-volunteer-there are no press gangs going through the strip clubs and forcing these chicks to do this.
The girls have other motives for doing it, ie trophy wife aspirations. And they are free to quit if they do not like it. Stripping obviously pays more and is not much different than what they are already doing except with less chance of landing that coveted trophy wife gig.
If you are in a "job" that does not pay you enough you try and find one that does and I am sure the Raiders wil have no problem replacing the ones that leave with other strippers.
Not every job is worthy of a "living wage".


so how many cheerleaders do you know personally?  every single one of them is a stripper who is trying to marry a rich athlete, huh?  you sound like you really have a lot of respect for women.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-01-23 08:37:10 AM  
Make the NFL start paying taxes at least...
 
2014-01-23 08:38:50 AM  
Man, it don't take much to bring out the best in Fark's He-Man Woman Hater's Club, do it?
 
2014-01-23 08:45:51 AM  

The Dangerous Toy: Man, it don't take much to bring out the best in Fark's He-Man Woman Hater's Club, do it?


He-Man Woman Hater
 
2014-01-23 08:46:17 AM  
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Change careers.
 
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