Via The Big Lead comes the most delicious, juicy, crunchiest pullquote from Rick Maese's recent Washington Post article about Redskins owner Dan Snyder (emphasis ours):
While the Redskins have never been shy to pay millions to football players, former employees who've also worked elsewhere in the NFL say salaries for the rest of the operation lag behind many teams. Ex-staffers reported cutbacks during the recent recession - multiple employees reported receiving bags of apples one year in lieu of holiday bonuses - but Tony Wyllie, the Redskins' senior vice president of communications, noted that a lot of companies tightened their belts during the recession.
So let's thing of some other worst things a millionaire can give employees in lieu of a holiday bonus:
- 1988 Donruss Eric Show baseball card wrapped around busted cassette tape of Duran Duran's "Big Thing" album (no case)
- Handwritten note reading "you smell"
- Any book written by Donald Trump
- Bag of road apples
- Opinions about Space Jam
- Eat This, Not That
- Mimeographed note reading "you smell"
- Good & Plenty
Got any more terrible holiday bonus suggestions? Let's hear them in the comments below!
(h/t to Jeremy Mauss)