The National Basketball Association has come under fire for turning woke at a time when politicization in sports is at an all-time high. So, as is often the case, they made a hilarious mistake that perfectly fits the mold for an organization that strays too far from its profit-driven roots.
A Tweet shared by Front Office Sports shows a hysterical Tweet from a disgruntled former NBA employee who once worked for their social media team. Instead of quietly riding off into the sunset, this employee posted about the awful work conditions that he or she was subject to under the league run by Commissioner Adam Silver.
The message started out with a hilarious question, as the former NBA employee was unable to exit the Facebook account that they used to run for the league. “How do I log out of this? Haven’t worked here in weeks. Anyway, the NBA overextends it’s social media employees greatly to the detriment of their health and social lives for a salary of less than $50k annually after taxes.”
Continuing on, the worker detailed the massive amount of work that was thrown at them. They even went so far as to name a culprit. “I worked 14 hour shifts without breaks at times. Shoutout Adam Silver.”
Things only proceeded to get worse for the NBA. The employee details that health insurance was not always a guarantee when working for the fastest growing sports league in America. “We don’t get health insurance until 90 days on the job! That’s silly isn’t it? Glad I resigned, no need for a job to get in the way of your happiness.”
Finally, the message ended with a plea. “Donate to mental health causes.”
A former NBA employee posted this on the league’s official Facebook page this morning.
It was deleted after roughly 20 minutes. pic.twitter.com/RkLX2ZafOk
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) August 21, 2023
Presumably, the employee was made aware of the terms of his contract before he signed it. So, it does come as hard to believe that they didn’t know that their annual salary would be less than 50k and that health insurance wouldn’t be available until 90 days on the job. Even if it wasn’t made clear, wouldn’t it make sense to ask those types of questions before going to work for a company?
Regardless, the situation ended in a fun way for Twitter users who were able to reply to the post with jokes an admonishment for the disgruntled former employee. Another user, however, took a different route, likening the working condition detailed above to those in China, a government and market that the NBA works closely with to ensure revenue trickles in from the East.
The user wrote, “When 15% of your income comes from Communist China — indentured servitude is part of the business plan.” An astute observation and at the very least it is a funny coincidence. Any chance to take a jab at the NBA is a chance that I will gladly take, so well done.
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