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Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

Posted on: July 25, 2011 1:30 pm
Edited on: July 25, 2011 1:37 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

During the lockout, the Jets (along with a number of other teams) came under a lot of scrutiny for their decision to cut salaries, furlough employees and generally pinch pennies.

So it's fantastic to hear that Jets owner Woody Johnson has already told his employees that all the money they lost during the lockout will be immediately repaid.

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, all team employees who had their wages cut -- including coaches -- will be fully reimbursed for the amount of money docked.

In a sign of just how serious Johnson is with repairing goodwill, the employees were apparently paid before they left the meeting.

"When you leave this meeting, the money will be in your accounts," Johnson told the employees, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

So that's cool. Also cool? The entire Jets staff got a "fiery, training camp-type speech" from Rex Ryan. (Or, at least about 150 of them, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.)

No word on whether they all immediately went out and got a &$*%$^* snack afterward, though.

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Comments

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

That is cool. Hopefully other teams will follow suit.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

This is welcome news. Hopefully CBS and the other sporting news outlets will pump the hell out of this story instead of running retarded polls and blabbing on about 'business as usual' until all 31 other franchises follow suit.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

Oh how cute, the Giants fan doesn't like Rex Ryan.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

nice move by jets owner but rex is still the biggest jacka## coach in the league



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

jets are the best this is our yeay  lets just keep holmes and ed and we will be fineSmile



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

I have just reevaluated the Jets, and they are now in competition with the New York Rangers for the title of "classiest NY organization in sports."



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

This is for all the teams that cut pay or staff during this time.  The owners really show their true colors.  Oh we might lose money in the off-season so we have to save money.  I am a season ticket holder and we had to put down a down payment.  I am expecting Mike Brown and the Bengals to mail me a letter today saying we need your season ticket money in full asap even though the first home game is not for sometime.  This is the reason I was not happy with either side in this argument.  I wonder if any Jets employees left.  The problem is people had to take this garbage because the economy is bad.



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Jets give back lost employee wages from lockout

"Can't Wait"!!


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