jpo2269: I am somewhat conflicted on this issue. On the one hand, I do think getting paid $90 a game, given all of the work that goes into prepping ect seems to me excessively low.That being said, no one is forcing these young ladies to cheer. I get it, many of these young ladies love to dance and perform, but when they sign a contract that states what the rules and compensation will be, it is hard to feel bad for an adult who makes a commitment.Bottom line for these cheerleaders is the fact that the supply of labor far exceeds the demand for their services.Sadly, there is too much money in the NFL for it to survive.
jpo2269: tedduck,Maybe you missed my first point where I said I think for the work that goes into cheering, $90 a game seems excessively low and I truly believe that there is definitely room to improve these cheerleader's compensation.Am I against "minimum wage in general?" Depends on where that "minimum" is set. Do I agree with a "one size fits all' approach? No. If San Francisco wants to set a minimum wage at $25 per hour, that is their choice and San Francisco would either succeed or fail with that policy; but it would do so without potentially harming other communities.
tedduck: Perhaps you feel the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour is too blahhhhhh.....
phamwaa: tedduck: Perhaps you feel the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour is too blahhhhhh.....Mark down the date. This is the first time a cheerleader thread has morphed into a legal/economic/political clusterfark.
SubBass49: Thread seriously lacking in cheerleader picsFark, I am disappoint
Waldo Pepper: You know back in the days of the real Fark this thread would have been full of cheerleader photos instead of farkers whining about the pros/cons of min wage.
EngineerAU: The three lbs rule is a bit crazy. You can easily vary that much from day to day, even more so if you're a woman with a natural fertility cycle each month.
jpo2269: Waldo, I apologize, I am guilty of not helping the real cause. For this I am very, very sorry. Allow me to try and make amends...
jpo2269: tedduck,Forgive me, I did not mean to imply you were being judgmental. I will try to clarify my comments.1. While I feel the $90 per game compensation cheerleaders receive is excessively low, cheerleading is not a career so to speak and is not a job that one would raise a family doing.2. unfortunately for the cheerleaders, their job is not necessary for any team to attract fans. If "Team A" were to do away with their cheerleaders, I would imagine they would catch flack, but I would be shocked if they lost attendance at home games.3. As for minimum wage, I do think a state or municipalities should be the one to set what they feel best for their situation. A federal minimum wage increase may not affect NYC or San Fran, but Jackson, Mississippi might not be able to handle said increase. If California wants to increase the state min wage, that is fine with me and I would imagine they would do so until such time they lose business, or fail to attract new businesses to neighboring states... Far easier to adjust to local conditions than try to apply a single approach to 50 different states.4. I have been hanging out on Fark for some time now and one thing you can set your watch to is every spring (thankfully) there will be multiple threads highlighting various team's cheerleading tryouts complete with pictures of hundreds of young ladies vying for a few spots on team x's cheer squad.. Thus the supply of potential labor far exceeds the demand...5. Despite comment number 1, if I were in charge, I would set a pay scale much higher than $90 a game. While I do not think the cheerleaders are necessary, I do think they do add to the game day experience. I would go further by saying, at $90 a game, these cheerleaders are probably making as much, or less than the folks running drinks up and down the isles (most of these folks bust their arses and not suggesting the cheerleaders do not).6. I would be interested in seeing how much it costs a team to run a cheerl ...
umad: Christ. The NFL should just get rid of cheerleaders altogether and put an end to this biatching.
LessO2: Is this going to be an NFL Cheerleaders thread, or will this be threadjacked by the Richard Sherman knob-slobberers?
Cymbal: After the no panties shine wore off I actually read the article. And this is all that needs to be said:Go home Deadspin, you're drunk.Requiring women to follow the contract they signed that says they will not wear underwear, wear bras, and maintain weight is not even a story. It's manufactured poutrage.
MFAWG: Forcing you to work for free sounds problematic.
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