Every National Football League team has a squad of cheerleaders backing their every touchdown but as far as cheer contracts go, the Cincinnati Bengals run a pretty tight ship. We're talking below minimum wage, "Glamour is a priority!" kind of stuff.
One of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals, Alexa Brenneman, is suing the American football team for the shoddy seasonal salary but she's also shed light on the inexplicable Ben-Gals official rule book. Here's EVERYTHING that's wrong with this document, on every level...
1. "No slouching breasts. Support as needed."
WHAT THE ACTUAL F***? What kind of set up is this? Clearly the kind of squadron that sees it fit to manage the uplift and perkiness of a female employer's body parts.
2. "The only exemption to missing practice is your wedding."
So what about illness or injury?Or say, OTHER work commitments because, as Brenneman flags up, the seasonal (£535 or $2.85 an hour) pay for cheering completely sucks.
3. "Ben-Gals are weighed in twice a week. Cheerleaders have a goal weight and can go up to three pounds over before being sanctioned."
Wait, this point gets better: "Anyone who goes over the three pounds is required to stay 30 minutes after practice for extra conditioning..."
A (Ben) gal's got to be weighed and conditioned weekly, and if she's not up to scratch she gets shown the door.
Alexa Brenneman, you are better than this.
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