Sportico- Employees of the New York Mets are getting their full salaries back. The Major League Baseball team, which is being sold to billionaire Steve Cohen, told employees that COVID-19-related pay cuts will end on Nov. 1, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jeff Wilpon, the team’s chief operating officer, told employees of the move yesterday, according to the people, who were granted anonymity because the matter is private. The team is currently controlled by the Katz and Wilpon families. Ending the salary cuts required the approval of Cohen, who signed off on the measure, a source said. Cohen’s purchase of the team still requires approval from 23 of 30 MLB owners for the deal to be completed. The Mets and a spokesman for Cohen declined to comment.
The Mets on June 1 instituted pay cuts of 5-30%, with higher-paid employees taking a bigger hit. The salary cuts affected full-time employees. It isn’t known if the salary boost is retroactive.
Now THAT is how you send a message about changing the culture of an organization.
I think anybody who has worked for a company and gone from one boss to another has those moments of worry when a new person is about to reside atop the org chart. And despite EVERY SINGLE THING we know about the penny-pinching, fuckface Wilpons, I'm sure there were more than a few Mets full-time employees who could add the future of their careers on top of the other 8 zillion things to worry about in this coronaworld. But all of those employees having their pay cuts ripped apart and their salaries paid in full again right around the time Uncle Stevie takes over should help alleviate those concerns big time despite the pandemic continuing to run wild, which is awesome to see. Money doesn't solve everything but it sure as hell doesn't hurt.
Everyone from Mets employees to Mets fans to Mr. Met himself better be ready to have things go from negative to positive in the very near future because the King Of New York is coming to Queens and he's bringing a shitload of cash with him.
If you don't know, now you know.