Well, perhaps you need some improved interpretation skills. I am well aware of how salary works and that the players were playing 82 games. To my knowledge, however, I don't believe the owners have stopped issuing bi weekly paychecks during the Olympic break. So, then, the players would still be getting paid, would that be correct? If one of my salaried employees takes over 2 weeks off and doesn't have vacation pay, they do not get a paycheck. They still have to work to get their salary. That's how salary works in the real world. It isn't like the NHL where you can sit out a month, come back for two days of conditioning games, then leave for over 2 weeks to play for someone else and risk further injury.
Why in gods name would it matter if they still get a check this week?? Ask anybody that works for a school system.
Read this example carefully. If you still don't understand after this example then there really isn't any hope for you to understand this.
They only work 9 months of the year. during that time there are also breaks in the schedule such as christmas break and spring break.
Lets say their salary is $60,000. They work at the school for 40 weeks (12 weeks off for summer vacation).
You can either pay them the $60,000 during the 40 weeks they are working with 20 pay-periods and each payment is $3000. They still get paid over the breaks during the school year. They do not get a check during their non working months in the summer.
OR (this is the important part) they can elect to to get payed with 26 pay-periods and each payment is $2307.692. They will still get checks during the summer when they are not working.
Either way you still end up paying them......THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY($60,000)!!!! IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THEY GET A PAYCHECK WHILE THEY ARE GONE!!
Now of course this wouldn't apply if it was an unscheduled 2 week break from work where you already began checks in the larger amount (even then there would be ways to work around this). But this happens every 4 years and has been scheduled for years.
I'm done with this argument checks and pay-periods. I've debunked it several times in the past 2 weeks. This doesn't even seem to be the issue the owners have. Their argument seems to be that...ya know what forget it. Nobody wants to know what the actual arguments are, they just want what they think the arguments should be. I deleted what I had to say about you're "no economic gain" as it seems that me pointing out the truth of any matter is rubbing people the wrong way.
Sorry for bursting you're bubbles filled with non-issues & trying to give you guys some real issues to think about!
Edited by roboturner, 17 February 2014 - 05:34 PM.