Bucs to send employees home next week without pay
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are locking their doors to employees next week.
The team announced on its website Thursday their offices will be shut down and employees are being asked to remain home without pay.
If the NFL lockout is not resolved by the week of Labor Day, employees will be asked to take another week off without pay. However, if no games are missed, the employees will be paid for their week-of-Memorial-Day furlough.
“The Buccaneers remain hopeful that the 2011 season will be played without interruption; presuming this occurs, the plan will essentially provide the team’s entire staff with an extra week of paid vacation,” Bucs spokesman Jonathan Grella said. “And more importantly, this plan preserves jobs and does not ask employees to work for less or no pay.”