Drivers Salaries

Discussion in 'NASCAR' started by DexterMorgan, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. DexterMorgan

    DexterMorgan Active Member

    Quite an interesting debate on TMD this morning. My opinion?

    The drivers deserve every god damn penny they make. Every single cent of it.

    For years and years and years in motorsports as a whole, drivers have been severly underpaid for doing a job where theyre lives are on the line every time they strap into a car. These guys are the stars, the guys who risk their lives, and the reason why people goto the track. Why shouldnt they make a big chunk of it. And on the flip side of it, if the drivers dont make that money, who does? The owners? The crews? People who arent the show, and people who dont risk their lives on a minute by minute basis every weekend.

    I really resent the notion that sports players are overpaid. If they (being the show) doesnt make that money, who will? Undeserving people.
     
  2. SubmarineMike

    SubmarineMike Member

    Jack .. er I mean Dex for one I agree with you we live in a capitalistic society the market is what it is for any job. However can you PLEASE refrain from cussing it really isn't necessary on here. I am sincerly(SP) asking nicely please stop cussing.
     
  3. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    I agree that they deserve it, but I think collecting shopping carts in a Wal Mart parking lot is almost as dangerous. You ever noticed how these idiots drive these days?
    What made me so mad this morning was the caller that just kept on and on about how they should take a pay cut if the big 3 have to. What a load of BS!
    I DONT GIVE A CRAP HOW MUCH MONEY THEY MAKE BECAUSE THEY AREN'T ASKING FOR A BAILOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When they do, then it becomes our biz how overpaid they are.
     
  4. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Sometimes when I look at all of the stuff in my basement & when I look at my wardrobe, I feel partially responsible for their high salaries! These guys make what they make because their boss is willing to pay them that much. I think that they should try to get everything that they can. I know I would! :yesshake:
     
  5. Dave Moody

    Dave Moody Member

    I'll say the same thing about Jimmie and Junior that I say about Big Papi and A-Rod. If there's someone out there willing to pay that amount of money, they're not overpaid. Rick Hendrick will not lose money by paying his driver too much. If (and when) the salaries reach the point of no return, team owners will stop paying. That's how it works in a free market economy.
     
  6. chazmo

    chazmo New Member

    I agree with Dave that if someone is going to pay them that amount to drive, they should take it. My pet peeve is whenever the "they deserve it because they risk their lives" is thrown out there. There are a whole lot of people out there that put there lives at serious risk (fire fighters, police, service members) and have a lot greater chance of death or serious harm who don't get big bucks and I feel they "deserve"t as much or more.
     
  7. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    Ditto what Moody said.

    Now, if a drivers gives up a chunk to help out the health of the team, then that's another matter. And I would give a big "YES SIR!" to that driver. Some of these drivers could go with getting paid a dollar for a year but that's not my business.
     
  8. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Not and keep up their way of life!:rofl:
     
  9. antsie

    antsie Well-Known Member

    Right on!!!! I totally agree with you!!!
     
  10. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    This probably doesnt pertain to this topic, but it seems like a good spot for it. I know you guys have more sense this. If any of you see a truck on the shoulder of a 4 lane with the driver out checking his load or doing anything, please mover over for us just as you would/should for the emergency vehicles. I was recently stopped on the shoulder with about 10 other trucks waiting to get into a jobsite. They ask us to remove our straps before we entered the site in order to keep the trucks moving because they had about 59 coming in and needed to get us off the shoulder. The local law was coming to help get us in and out, but was running late for whatever reason.
    Anyway, these idiotic four-wheelers (cars) were zipping past us at about 50mph+ in the right lane! I even pointed at the left lane for one as he went by giving me the finger and spraying the mist from the road on us. Please be more aware of anyone on the shoulder doing anything and show some courtesy for your fellow man and move over to the left lane when possible. Thank you for your time!:clap:
     
  11. Ruaidh

    Ruaidh Member

    You'd be surprised how fast they move over when you hold your load bar out at windshield height.
    Up here if a 4 wheeler clips you, they can be charged.
     
  12. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    I guess they could here also, but damn that would be too late!:eek:
     

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