How do you know when you’re watching an Olympic-class shitheel at work? Paying out performance bonuses to high level employees approximately one month before half the staff was laid off or furloughed is a fairly ordinary shitheel move.
What elevates it to the truly spectacular is moving up the bonus payment schedule so that it came before the layoffs.
“I have no idea why they changed the schedule, but I was surprised,’’ one networks employee said. “I was just told, ‘Heads up, bonuses will be paid at the end of the week.’’’
A conference spokesperson said the payment timeline was accelerated to coincide with salary reductions for the highly-paid employees and because — with furloughs and layoffs possible if the football season was disrupted — the payments could be used to “support the retention of key employees.”
Yeah, I’m sure losing key employees during a pandemic shutdown was a real risk.
If Larry Scott has a bottom, I don’t think we’ve found it yet.