Joe Average has his say
Regarding pro athlete salaries...
I'm presently working my 14-hour night shift while my family is at home.
Twelve years as a firefighter and I have many incidents that would turn the heads of a crowd of 16,000 and make them want to go home.
I will budget and work it out over time, knowing I have a secure job and 10 days from now I will get another cheque.
I would like more, but I can't tell my employer that I am holding out this season for more.
I wish he would offer me $6.4 million, even for the next 20 years. I wouldn't even go home.
At my present salary, I would only have to work my day and night shifts for the next 106 years to make that amount."
Written on December 2, 2000