Athletes deserve high compensation?

Athletes deserve high compensation?

  • Submitted By: B4hR4m
  • Date Submitted: 05/08/2014 11:34 PM
  • Category: English
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Wouldn't it be great to make $111 million a year just by play a game? Tiger Woods, along with many other professional athletes, think so. But do these athletes deserve all that money? In this century, sport has lost its main meaning and purpose and become a big business in the world. Every sport has professional athletes with millions of fans. Imagine how much money will make by selling match tickets, live broadcasting, commercials, jerseys and photos. So fans play the main role of this business and cause athletes make millions of dollars. But what do these fans actually get back by spending their time and money? Yes, just entertainment. In this way, Professional athletes are making too much money in a society where salaries are traditionally based on the value of work.

Teaching is one of the most important occupations because our future economy relies on the education but teachers are paid less than the average professional athlete. In fact, each basket basketball player scores earns him equivalent to the average teacher’s salary.

Police officers and firefighters save lives while risking their own for a fraction of what sports stars make. People in the military leave their families at home to defend and protect the country knowing they may never return. It's sadly true that none of these heroes are given the same recognition by society as athletes such as Michael Jordan is given.

In the 1996 season, playing 3,106 minutes Michael Jordan made 170,000 dollars a day, equaling out to be 160.97 dollars a second. While these athletes make all this money, the real heroes, firefighters and police officers, get pennies for a paycheck. Firefighters in New York City, the battalion chief which is the highest ranking position, will make $44,791 a year. A police officer in Washington, D.C, ranked private first class, and with at least 30 months of duty, will earn $57,000 by the end of the year. To the average person, $57,000 sounds pretty good, but to an athlete,...

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