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Sports World Myths

Posted on the 04 October 2013 by Lifeofasportswife @jessaolson
When people find out that my husband works for Arizona State or that worked for Phoenix Coyotes, I would hear a variety of questions or statements over and over. 

Erin at Love, Fun, and Football wrote an post very similar which gave me the inspiration. 

1.) I bet you hang out with the players all day. I actually did have a job where I hung out with the players and it wasn't fun. I traveled with them, lived in the same complex, and went to practice. It was tiring at times because most of them were like toddlers. 

2.) I bet you go to all the games. Actually no because we have to work them. Yes, we get tickets at a discount or for free but we don't go all the time. It's exhausting. I usually go to 1 or 2 football games a year. 

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3.) I bet you are a jersey chaser. I really hate this one and it really gets on my nerves. Yes, there are some ladies who want to work in sports to meet their husband (aka athletes) but that's not me. Actually most companies have policies against that. Also I'm married thanks for noticing. 

4.) How do you get your job? There are several sports websites that post jobs across various leagues. There are several conferences throughout the year to attend to meet people. Sorry, I'm not spilling my resources. I have worked hard for them to just hand them out to people. 

5.) You must get paid a lot. Actually no! If you think about how many hours we put in and how much we get paid it doesn't balance out. We barely make minimum wage. 

Funny Workplace Ecard: I'll do a lot of things for money, but I draw the line at working.
6.) Hours worked in a day. People often think if there isn't a game then we have free time. Not the case. The offseason is busier than the season. It really just depends on the department as well. 

That's really all I can think of right now.

What questions do you have about the sports world?

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