The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent employees home last week without pay, due to a lockout-induced lack of revenue. As the folks at JoeBucsFan.com point out, the employees returned to work to learn that the team has struck a sponsorship deal with Walgreen’s.
So it was, all in all, a good week for the Bucs. Spend no money, and make some money, via a multi-year arrangement with the nationwide pharmacy chain.
Here’s a crazy thought. Why not spend some of the Walgreen’s money to reimburse the employees for the week of unpaid vacation they were just compelled to take?