Hypothetical "If you were Howard..."

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by RonniesPaceCar, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. RonniesPaceCar

    RonniesPaceCar New Member

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    It's 2007. You are Howard Stern.

    Let's assume Artie is doing TV, standup gigs every week, and it's clear he feels underpaid (see the "Gary's paycheck incident"). He agrees to sign a deal that keeps him on the show until the end of your Sirius run, IF you bump his pay to $2 million a year. We are assuming for the sake of this hypothetical that he will actually show up for work, not relapse, and not stab himself with a kitchen knife. You have to give up some of your marbles, but your job is 10x easier, and the show is much stronger / in a better position for future contract negotiations. If you lose Artie, the show gets weaker, your job is harder and you risk losing audience + negotiating positioning with Sirius.

    What do YOU do?
     
  2. tHISisKiSSeL

    tHISisKiSSeL ♡❂❁❀♡ Gold

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    since you're talking about a hypothetical artie who would come to work and not be on heroin and nodding during the show, i would give him the $$.
     
  3. HORSETOOTHED

    HORSETOOTHED Well-Known Member

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    I'd tell him there's no budget for a raise but if he does heroin during the show that's his business.
     
  4. yippeekyaa

    yippeekyaa Moved forward. VIP

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    You lost me at Howard giving someone other than himself more money.
     
  5. Brokenbad

    Brokenbad Well-Known Member

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    Me too.
     
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    Kaii Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Artie was crap for a long time before he left, false memories clouding your judgment
     
  7. racerx

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    robin, what is this guy saying in this thread??