The only NHL ownership group NOT paying their employees during the #Covid-19 pandemic hail from a city that might need financial support more than any other.
Kim and Terry Pegula, Owners of the Buffalo Sabres (and the Bills) have not only refused to pay their hourly employees, but they are also laying a bunch of hard-working people off because Kim and Terry Pegula are greedy assholes.
I’m surprised they didn’t send a parting gift of the vast array of Pegula ball bag creams. https://t.co/eZWu35iFrX
— Zipper “Lester” Fecula (@ZipperFecula) March 21, 2020
Fired employees are welcome to apply for their jobs once this is over?
There are multiple approaches that can be taken in these circumstances. From what I’m reading the Pegula’s are taking the least employee friendly approach as they are laying off, denying PTO and not re-instating tenure. Health insurance burden transferred solely to employee. Ouch
— JP Wolf (@jpjwolf) March 21, 2020
The story isn’t that @PegulaSE just fired the majority of their hospitality staff. That’s happening everywhere.
The story is
1- the arent giving employees accrued Paid Time Off, which is saving billionaires thousands while costing their employees rent.https://t.co/O9FSfc3EIQ
— Buffalo Eats (@BuffaloEats) March 20, 2020
Terry Pegula is worth 5 Billion dollars. He could give $1,000 to EVERY RESIDENT in Erie County, and still have over 4 Billion left. Yet, he refuses to pay the accrued PTO to how many? He doesn’t promise them jobs when things settle? This is beyond despicable. It’s sinister.
— Scotty Mac (@SMac_Down) March 21, 2020
Safe to say The Pagula’s don’t care about the Sabres or their employees. They care about the Bills and probably bought the Sabres to get into NFL ownership which is increasingly evident after Pegula Sports Entertainment pumped their hourly employees at Key Bank Arena when those employees needed the Pegula’s fake philanthropy the most.
Kim and Terry Pegula, Welcome to The Shame Corner. In fairness, you should have been put there when you hired Jason Botterill to run your team but better late than never.