The Media Would Cover Everything You Did Wrong- When an athlete breaks a rule, to put it lightly, it’s no secret. Every sports radio show, television show, blog and more is all over it. On top of that, every fan has something to say about it as well.
Now, just imagine if you were 10 minutes late for your job. While actions may be taken behind the scenes, only a few people would know what happened. But if you got the pro athlete treatment, it would go a little something like this.
News Anchor Rob Smith: We've got some news live from the Walmart in LaVale. Ted Cornish is there. What's going on Ted?
Ted: "Well Rob, according to numerous sources, John Walker, the 2nd year sales associate, was 10 minutes late for his shift this morning. While no word has come out yet on whether punishment will be handed down or not, many are speculating that he may be fined."
But it does not stop there, you being late becomes a debate topic for PTI (Pardon the Interruption), First Take, and anyone else who wishes to take on the story.
Show Panelist #1- You have no reason to be late, you just don’t. There is no way this guy should avoid punishment. Suspend him!
SP#2- C’mon. We’ve all made mistakes. Was it wrong for him to be late? Heck yes. Does he deserve a suspension, I don’t think so. Id be okay with a fine, but a suspension is going too far.
SP#1- Let him off then, do it! But don’t be surprised when he’s late again. Lay down the hammer now and make it known that you won’t tolerate this on your team.