Jay Leno Offers to Work for Free To Save Jobs – Executives Say No Thanks…
Did anyone catch the story about Jay Leno offering to work for free to save the jobs of those working at The Tonight Show at NBC.
It would be interesting to see why these executives thought it would set a “bad precedent”, currently Jay earns $26 million. That would mean that he could have saved many of the 20 who reportedly lost their jobs.
I commend Leno for offering to work for free. I am sure he will do what he can to help those affected get back on their feet.
Executives with Comcast which now owns NBC need to pay closer attention to the effects of these actions and their “explanations” of course there are stockholders, but these are people and families. For the countless executives earning 6 and 7 digit incomes, those are the ones that should be taking pay cuts. Surely they should accept part of the blame for what is happening to NBC. How will this affect future programming and shows coming into the new season, is yet to be seen. Hopefully there will be no other layoffs.
The rumors are swirling about what will happen with Leno as his contract is set to expire Sept 2013. There’s a good chance we will see Jimmy Fallon fill the slot.
Stay tuned as late night enters the next chapter.