February 8, 2015

JOBS WHITE PEOPLE WON'T DO:

In a Game of Honor, a Cry for a Fair Share (KAREN CROUSE, 2/08/15, NY Times)

 The caddies said the tour had turned them into walking billboards by requiring them to wear bibs with the title sponsor's logo without sharing any of the proceeds, valued by lawyers for the caddies at roughly $50 million annually. The lawsuit was filed after a year of negotiations failed to produce a settlement.

The tour commissioner, Tim Finchem, said he had not studied the complaint. He also said the players and their caddies were independent contractors, with the caddies working for the players, not for the tour.

It would seem that he is contradicting himself by saying the players are the bosses of the caddies but are also under the thumbs of the tour brass. The policy also does not take into account that caddies may have personal convictions that go against the corporate grain. Consider the caddie who told the story of being forced to wear an R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. bib at a senior event in the early 2000s despite the fact that his father had died from lung cancer caused by smoking.

Posted by at February 8, 2015 5:59 PM
  

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