Rich people CAN have morals ya know?
I dislike the idea of profiting on a charity event. At the end of the day people are going to do what they have to do to make a living. If you've seen the scalpers outside of Rogers Arena before game day they are quite the shady group, and I imagine the ones outside of UBC were the same. It's the same type of people who will find out the players' hotels on the road/wait at YVR or UBC/after games to get autographs and then consequently re-sell them. I wonder if they even know a thing about the sport.
And how about UBC? I'm starting to dislike my school more and more. But, who else would pay for the extremely necessary (and endless) construction going on, right?
He actually does EARN that money you know. It's a great gig, but doesn't come without sacrifices. These guys have to be away during milestones in their children's lives, risk injury that could have an impact on them years later (concussions anyone), etc. Don't make it sound like they get handed their paycheques for nothing...they work for them.
Scalpers go buy tickets with set prices then resell them on street corners. Hardly compareable.
If you mean EARN as in he has a legitimate legal job which pays him that money than yes that is true. But in reality I find it hard to believe that he deserves (should EARN) 100 times more money
than the average working Joe in Canada who puts in a solid 40-60 hour work week. A lot of these average people are very intelligent and greatly influence the lives of those around them as well. Pretty easy to have financial morals when you have no financial concerns.
I like Juice, and I don't have a problem with rewarding people for a job well done but I just don't think he is qualified to discuss making a profit of $80 when he could easily lose my entire yearly salary 5 times over and barely blink an eye. Don't think he understands what that $80 could for some people or what motivates people.
I agree that the practice itself is in itself somewhat deplorable but I find it a lot easier to relate to someone like you whom I feel can understand how tough the moral choice can be for those who could use the money. Unless you also make $4.6 mil per Deb .. then I digress.
Also, charging a family $400+ to watch a hockey game is a little immoral in my books but I don't see Juice speaking out about that.. So I agree with the issues you've presented on scalping but I just don't think Juice's opinion is very relevant even though he is a super nice guy who cares for others.
Edited by Dogbyte, 19 October 2012 - 08:58 AM.