14. No Pay For Practice Time
In the typical job in the United States, you get paid for all the time you’re there. With one of the most popular performing jobs in the country, you do not. This may be striking to many NFL fans, but NFL cheerleaders for certain teams don’t get paid to practice.
Cheerleading teams including the Ben-Gals, Raiderettes, Flight Crew, and the Buccaneers cheerleaders, do not make any money from practice. These cheerleaders are required to practice on average around six to 15 hours per week. The amount of time they’re practicing may not seem like much, but it’s time that they are doing work that they aren’t getting paid for. It’s like going to work at your job, and they tell you that three days a week you aren’t getting paid. This sets many cheerleaders off that are trying to make money to eventually have a family, or already have a family, and need to support them. With not getting paid three days a week that they are away from home, it may be hard for them to make the payments they have to make.
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