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Old 06-01-2020, 08:25 AM   #821
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Layoffs included staff at his $25m mansion and his long time band members. It’s almost funny what a PoS he is. And the whole world loved him after his movie and the Oscars. Turns out he’s garbage like the rest.
So he is supposed to keep the band on payroll when they are not touring / performing in foreseeable future?

Just because he is 'rich' doesn't mean he obligated to do so. Nobody is 'owed' a living in my mind. The band members can wait it out, quit, get a job, do they own projects, live off their savings etc.

Elton John certainly has many faults but the article comes across more as click-bait than anything else.
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:46 AM   #822
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So he is supposed to keep the band on payroll when they are not touring / performing in foreseeable future?

Just because he is 'rich' doesn't mean he obligated to do so. Nobody is 'owed' a living in my mind. The band members can wait it out, quit, get a job, do they own projects, live off their savings etc.

Elton John certainly has many faults but the article comes across more as click-bait than anything else.
I doubt the OP was talking about the band members, they are both worth 7 figures and for sure will be jus fine. It is probably more the domestic staff he is giving the hike to. I would imagine that they are not "ok". But of course we don't really know the circumstances around all of this but its not much different than when the Flames initially just let go of all of the game day staff and everyone got worked up about it.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:09 AM   #823
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I doubt the OP was talking about the band members, they are both worth 7 figures and for sure will be jus fine. It is probably more the domestic staff he is giving the hike to. I would imagine that they are not "ok". But of course we don't really know the circumstances around all of this but its not much different than when the Flames initially just let go of all of the game day staff and everyone got worked up about it.
I agree, without knowing any specifics, it is hard to know. Certainly didn't prevent the 'journalist' from jumping all over it and reporting it with no depth, hence my click-bait reference.

The OP did mention the band members in his post, that is why I commented on it. I doubt the six current members are living paycheck to paycheck so they should be fine.

I am more sympathetic to the plight of the domestic staff but we don't know i how many, how long they have been employed, are they core staff, event staff, seasonal etc. For all we know, Elton John could have laid off a couple of staff brought on for upcoming promotional events / parties at the home that are now cancelled. All we have is 'A number of the domestic staff at the star’s $25 million home in Atlanta, Georgia have also been told they are not needed.' It is garbage reporting, click-bait with no depth. But society seems to love it and it will never go away.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:49 AM   #824
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Yeah, that article was designed for the soul purpose of inflaming people. Leave out key details, purposefully lead the reader into assumptions that the writer doesn’t have to account for.
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Why would someone worth half a billion dollars choose to live in Atlanta?
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Why would someone worth half a billion dollars choose to live in Atlanta?
What? Atlanta rules.
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