Re: I got a question
posted at 8/8/2014 11:40 AM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to Davinator's comment:
What I hate to hear is an athelete coming off a $5m/yr contract, holding out for an $8m/yr contract(after being offered $6m/yr) and when it finally gets done says, "The bottom line is I have look out for my family"...
How much IS enough?
Is it worth moving your family to a new town/school/country club because you didn't agree with the $6m offer?
It is not for the family, it is for the player and his bling.
That said, I don't expect it to change and wonder (out loud) how I would handle it.
I just wouldn't say it's for the family.
Why does there have to be a limit, an "enough"? I have spent my professional life trying to make as much money as I can. Why can't these guys do the same?
Many folks make less than me. Many make more. I travel a lot, so people who make less wonder what it's like to have the money to go places I do. Meanwhile, I wonder what it's like to sit in first class every time. And those suckers wonder what it's like to have a private jet.
Every man is his own man when it comes to money. It's never any else's business. Make it, spend it, save it, blow it, set it on fire. Do whatever you want with your money. My life remains the same.
Ask any guy making $150K if he'd like to do the same job and make $300K instead. Tell me how many say, "No, man. I'm good. I'll stay at $150K."
I guess I mistated my point when I said 'How much is enough?'
I don't really mean that someone should not strive to improve last years' earnings, but rather to what extent...
In my hypothetical scenario, the player was offered a 20% raise, and bolted for a 60% raise.
That is a measure of his desire to make the most money - wherever that may be. Sounds like that's your philosophy too. That's OK, I respect that.
My issue was the player telling everyone out there that "The bottom line is I have look out for my family"...
Hard to think that a family previously making middle class wages would feel they're set now that their son is making $8m rather than $6m annually on a new multi-year contract.
But that is just me and my opinion.