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Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

Posted on: July 30, 2010 6:20 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2010 6:39 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Typically, if you do your job really, really well, you get a promotion. Or you get a raise. Or at the very least, you get to keep your job.

But that didn't happen in Miami as the Heat fired its season ticket sales staff after the team sold out of season tickets. Ouch.

In a statement, the team confirmed the terminations Friday afternoon, saying that with an "exhausted'' inventory of season-tickets "we no longer require a season ticket sales team to sell tickets.''

Stephen Weber, vice president of sales, delivered the news to about 30 ticket sales people Friday morning, according to the story from the Miami Herald. Currently, the team's waiting list has more than 6,000 names on it. It's pretty evident that at this point, the Heat can sell tickets without even trying.

"They let us go because there was really nothing left to do anymore,'' a fired staffer told the Herald.

The statement also said: "While the decision to release part of our sales force was a difficult one, we greatly appreciate their contributions to the company. We have also hired a placement service to assist those individuals find new employment. Should any season tickets become available, they will be handled through our season ticket deposit program. We thank those employees for their time with the company and wish them success in their future endeavors.''

Obviously this seems like a major low blow. But as the staffer said, what were they really going to do? I wonder what places like Green Bay do with waiting lists that long. Still, firing a group of 30 after a job well done, has a funny taste to it. Or actually, is just downright mean.

Evidently, the Heat aren't worried about retaining the new season ticket holders. I guess LeBron, Wade and Bosh are supposed to take care of that.

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Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2010 3:00 pm
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

no tickets this year! what about next and the year after that ? how about if lebron gets hurt tomorrow swimming on some island in the tropics.. i bet half them front runners would give them back.. all you heat fans are front runners.. i didnt see nothing in miami like clevland. i love lebron  but he is overrated. he hasnt won a chip yet and has yet to hit "that shot" did the bulls fire there sales team when mike played? how bout the lakers?? different skill sets? how hard is it to say hey u wanna buy some tickets? yeah how many 5? okay i got you. cmon man



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2010 2:21 pm
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

(REPLY TO ANYONE SAYING "THIS WASN"T RIGHT" or similar)


??? This is night and days and your defending nothing. If there's no work, there's no job. The new PLAYERS coming to the market resulted in the sales, not any effort from the sales reps. This is the lowest level of business and economics and shouldn’t be that hard to understand. The market completely changed, causing a change in the work structure, causing a change in the labor structure. Night and day, 2 - 1 - 1 = 0, NOT 2 -1 -1 =3 because I have a hard time understanding simple concepts and think it's just the right thing to do. EVEN THE SALES REPS UNDERSTOOD IT!




Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2010 2:19 pm
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

??? This is night and days and your defending nothing. If there's no work, there's no job. The new PLAYERS coming to the market resulted in the sales, not any effort from the sales reps. This is the lowest level of business and economics and shouldn’t be that hard to understand. The market completely changed, causing a change in the work structure, causing a change in the labor structure. Night and day, 2 - 1 - 1 = 0, NOT 2 -1 -1 =3 because I have a hard time understanding simple concepts and think it's just the right thing to do. EVEN THE SALES REPS UNDERSTOOD IT!




Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2010 12:28 pm
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

before you call Lebron, Bosh or especially my boy WADE a queen... you should check in with your crying princess tim tearbow



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2010 7:25 am
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

Who cares?  All this means is that there will be 30 fewer people to witness what will go down as the biggest choke job of a "sure thing" in NBA, or sports, history.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2010 6:11 am
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

Packers Season Ticket Sale person Wanted.......
Heat Season Ticket Sale person Wanted.......
Hornets Season Ticket person Wanted......



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2010 2:27 am
 

Try waiting 40 years

There are currently 83,881 names on the Green Bay Packers Season Ticket Waiting List, an increase of nearly 3,000 names since last year. The Packers ticket office is estimating that fans placing their names on the waiting list this year can expect to be called, beamed, lasered, or telepathicly informed in 2050 for the right to buy Packers season tickets.





Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 11:36 pm
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

Are you talking to me?



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 11:34 pm
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

Boy, does this comment section SUCK AS$ at grouping the responses with the original posts.  HOW THE HELL CAN ANYONE UNDERSTAND THESE IDIOTS WHO HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT?!?!  ;)



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2010 11:29 pm
 

Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff

BOOM!  POW!  fyea!


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