Sports Organizations are Out of Hand
By Bob Branco
We live in a society which allowed sports corporations to give away so much money to their employees that it’s the employees who call the shots. It seems that when a sports team loses too many games or if players on the team do something that is questionable, it’s the boss’s fault. I think it’s totally unfair the way managers are made to be the scapegoats, and are fired because of what the players do.
Let’s imagine, for the moment, that you own a small business in your home town. My coworkers and I go to work for you every day, and we receive a nice fat pay check from you at the end of the week. However, during our working hours, we show up late to staff meetings, we bring food into the office to snack on, we look at porn sights on the computer between tasks, and we smuggle beer into the office. As the owner of the business, you do not appreciate this kind of behavior from the people who work at your company, so you decide that the best way to solve this problem is to fire our boss. After all, we who work for your business belong to a union, and despite how we perform on the job, we hide behind our fat pay check and feel that we have all the authority in the world, so that firing the boss is supposed to change the atmosphere within your business. As someone who works for you, I’d feel I have it made. I can wake up any time I want, show up late, goof off all day, and think nothing of it because you will simply fire the boss in order to solve your problem.
I gave this example to prove how the system has affected professional sports corporations. It’s bad enough that, in this poor economy, these athletes are allowed to make multi million dollars a year while you and I have to struggle, but I think it’s pathetic that the athletes, because of their outrageous salaries, can’t be fired when things go wrong with their organization, so the owners have to act like they need to make some kind of change, even if it’s a token change, so they fire management.
Something needs to be done quickly in order to restore order, because, if nothing else, these big sports corporations are setting a poor example for the average blue collar citizen who tries to make an honest living.