The 76ers’ Salary Reduction Plan Didn’t Even Last 24 Hours

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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All of that negative publicity resulted in this:

We have a full statement from Josh Harris here:

Our commitment has been to do our best to keep all of our employees working through this very difficult situation. As part of an effort to do that we asked salaried employees to take a temporary 20% pay cut while preserving everyone’s full benefits — and keeping our 1500 hourly workers paid throughout the regular season. After listening to our staff and players, it’s clear that was the wrong decision. We have reversed it and will be paying these employees their full salaries. This is an extraordinary time in our world – unlike any most of us have ever lived through before – and ordinary business decisions are not enough to meet the moment. To our staff and fans, I apologize for getting this wrong.

This was really just a staggered furlough, with employees only working four-day weeks, so it wasn’t like they were logging the same amount of hours and only being paid 80%.

Still, the feedback was so strong that the Sixers decided to scrap their temporary salary reduction less than 24 hours after it was first leaked to the press. That goes down as a colossal fuck up attributed to team ownership, and a rare example of Twitter bullying actually resulting in something positive.

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  • I am Josh Harris, and yes, I'm an idiot March 24, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!

  • Jimmy the Greek March 24, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    BLITZER/HARRIS/RUBIN. What do they have in common????
    And they wonder why so many people hate them????
    There’s a reason they don’t believe in heaven because they would never make it. A pox on their homes

    • Ortiz from the Inner Circle March 24, 2020 at 2:26 pm

      Revelations 2:9 is what I believe you’re hinting at

    • Real Ity Check March 24, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Yeah sure, heartless rich a-holes are only from one religion… Your “theory” ends at Scott O’Neill, numb nuts.

      • Jimmy the Greek March 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm

        He isn’t an owner. By the way, he’s a Mormon, which is a cult which demands 10% of your earnings go to the church. A church which doesn’t allow non-members inside.

    • Ed Snider's yarmulke March 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      What do they have in common?
      Do I get 6 million guesses?
      Hoax of the century.

  • Watch What you Ask For March 24, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    All those employees are going to be even more pissed off when layoffs happen now since salaries weren’t scaled back. Take ur pick, I’d rather the lesser of the 2 evils and take a small hit then unemployment…

  • Warvey heinstein March 24, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    (((Harris, Blitzer, Rubin)))
    Every frecking time.

  • Toby kinte March 24, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I hope that criminal Meek Mills will still be allowed to ring the bell?

  • Duke Dangler March 25, 2020 at 7:46 am

    An article highlighting Twitter bullying, with zero examples of Twitter bullying. C’mon, man!

  • BigShot March 25, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Still a piece of shit. FUCK THE FUCKING PROCESS

  • The Dawg (Now in MA) March 25, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    FYI- Delaware North, the company that owns and manages TD Garden is laying off 68 full-time workers and indefinitely reducing salaries for up to 82 people. This is not just a Philly thing.

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