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    You are Fired

    Heat sell out season tickets, fire sales staff - CBSSports.com

    Have a good time. We do not need you.


    In a statement, the team confirmed the terminations Friday afternoon, saying that with an "exhausted'' inventory of season-tickets "we no longer require a season ticket sales team to sell tickets.'' Stephen Weber, vice president of sales, delivered the news to about 30 ticket sales people Friday morning, according to the story from the Miami Herald. Currently, the team's waiting list has more than 6,000 names on it. It's pretty evident that at this point, the Heat can sell tickets without even trying.
    "They let us go because there was really nothing left to do anymore,'' a fired staffer told the Herald.


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    Re: You are Fired

    Classy move by the Heat.


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    Re: You are Fired

    So Lebron is not only a great player, but he also saves you money!



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    Re: You are Fired

    Wow, so Lebron leaves cleveland a mess and now is starting to ruin the economy and job market in Miami...



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    Re: You are Fired

    Unbelievable !
    I wonder whether the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants don't have sales team too ?



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    Re: You are Fired

    It's not an unclassy move, it's the reality of the situation. If you employ people whose job is to sell season tickets, and you have a wait list a third the size of your capacity, you simply do not need those positions. I'm sure the team looked into shifting employees into different roles (ticket relations and customer service, etc.), but there are only so many people needed to meet those needs.


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    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    Wow, so Lebron leaves cleveland a mess and now is starting to ruin the economy and job market in Miami...
    Alot of those, and maybe all of them are comissioned based jobs anyway, if there is nothing to sell there is no, or little money to make. That kind of job in a sports team is low paying or plain commision.


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    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    It's not an unclassy move, it's the reality of the situation. If you employ people whose job is to sell season tickets, and you have a wait list a third the size of your capacity, you simply do not need those positions. I'm sure the team looked into shifting employees into different roles (ticket relations and customer service, etc.), but there are only so many people needed to meet those needs.
    Yeah, when it says their position was terminated, I doubt they moved these employees into different roles.


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    Re: You are Fired

    The lesson is, never do your job to the best of your abilities.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    The lesson is, never do your job to the best of your abilities.
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    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Classy move by the Heat.
    Why the hell would you keep 30 sales people on, if there is nothing for them to sell?

    Clearly most here have never run a business. They spent money on a team that doesn't need salesmen in order to sell tickets, so why should they keep them on?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 06Panther View Post
    The lesson is, never do your job to the best of your abilities.
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    Re: You are Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    It's not an unclassy move, it's the reality of the situation. If you employ people whose job is to sell season tickets, and you have a wait list a third the size of your capacity, you simply do not need those positions. I'm sure the team looked into shifting employees into different roles (ticket relations and customer service, etc.), but there are only so many people needed to meet those needs.
    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Yeah, when it says their position was terminated, I doubt they moved these employees into different roles.
    Yes, the operative words in my statement being "looked into."

    If you have a rockstar employee, you're going to see where else you can fit them within the organization. With that said, and as I pointed out above, there were likely few if any such positions available. When your demand for tickets blows skyhigh, the demand for those with sales skills disappears.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Yes, the operative words in my statement being "looked into."

    If you have a rockstar employee, you're going to see where else you can fit them within the organization. With that said, and as I pointed out above, there were likely few if any such positions available. When your demand for tickets blows skyhigh, the demand for those with sales skills disappears.
    It's still classless.

    "Hey, our ticket demands increase so many fold and you processed all of the sales, and we made a lot of money off it. Now, you're fired."


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    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    It's still classless.

    "Hey, our ticket demands increase so many fold and you processed all of the sales, and we made a lot of money off it. Now, you're fired."
    Why is it classless? Its how businesses work. If people aren't working, they're costing you money. You're putting money into them (wages) and getting no output (production).



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