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(NFL)   Some people have until Thursday to decide if they would like to get paid $30,000 not to officiate an NFL game   (nfl.com) divider line
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2020-08-10 12:15:03 PM  
Let's see, 30,000 to not travel to potential hotspots and come into contact with people who are sharing body fluids
 
2020-08-10 12:36:33 PM  
AuralArgument:people who are sharing body fluids

While not entirely false, this is a sporting event, not a porno shoot.
 
2020-08-10 12:49:48 PM  

AuralArgument: Let's see, 30,000 to not travel to potential hotspots and come into contact with people who are sharing body fluids


Versus 250K and more to do their job.  I'm with you in that I'd take the $30K, but NFL officials are paid.  Well.
 
2020-08-10 12:57:46 PM  

mactheknife: AuralArgument: Let's see, 30,000 to not travel to potential hotspots and come into contact with people who are sharing body fluids

Versus 250K and more to do their job.  I'm with you in that I'd take the $30K, but NFL officials are paid.  Well.


I assume most of them have other jobs, and some of those jobs are still available to the officials.  Getting paid not to work, and working somewhere else at the same time sounds good.
 
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2020-08-10 1:12:04 PM  
Ok, I promise I won't officiate any NFL games this year. You can make the check out to cash.
 
2020-08-10 3:09:37 PM  

mactheknife: AuralArgument: Let's see, 30,000 to not travel to potential hotspots and come into contact with people who are sharing body fluids

Versus 250K and more to do their job.  I'm with you in that I'd take the $30K, but NFL officials are paid.  Well.


Except the NFL is the only major league who doesn't hire full time officials. They all have other jobs, almost all of them earn more at those other jobs than they do as NFL officials.

So, I could easily see them saying "$30K, no work? Done."

Indeed, I'm pretty sure the NFL is hoping they'll take it so they don't have to pay them full wages when they cancel the season. Teams pay the players, but the league pays the officials.
 
2020-08-10 4:16:05 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Except the NFL is the only major league who doesn't hire full time officials. They all have other jobs, almost all of them earn more at those other jobs than they do as NFL officials.


Actually, some of officials they're hiring now are full time.  There aren't many as yet, but they're transitioning to that.
 
2020-08-10 4:35:17 PM  

mactheknife: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Except the NFL is the only major league who doesn't hire full time officials. They all have other jobs, almost all of them earn more at those other jobs than they do as NFL officials.

Actually, some of officials they're hiring now are full time.  There aren't many as yet, but they're transitioning to that.


I thought they tried then backed down from that. Did they restart?
 
2020-08-10 4:38:50 PM  
DRTFA:

This
 
2020-08-10 5:08:36 PM  
I'm totally not prepared to officiate a game in the NFL in 2020, send me money.
 
2020-08-10 11:43:06 PM  
So there's an opportunity for officiating to be even worse this year?  Hot dog!
 
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