Serena's outburst led to "segregation" in Australia...

Good solution?

  • Yes, no more sexism

    Votes: 4 11.8%
  • No, not really

    Votes: 30 88.2%

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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
This is becoming more like what is happening with the NFL or is this a scripted WWE like season taking place? Totally over overshadows everything in tennis right now and has tennis officials against Serena and her backers. I do not think Serena will directly make an apology but I sure a PR firm is working on something that will ease the situation and let Serena more on.
 

ak24alive

Legend
Do they work 365 days a year though? Ramos umpires ITF's events (Slams and Davis Cup). And I assume the payment depends on how big the event is. Surely you won't make this kind of money at ITF Futures or at national juniors' events.
Yeah that's what I was asking basically.
Do they get 450$ per day or 450$ per match or 450$ per working day?
And yeah the amount has to change according to the status of the event.
 

Sudacafan

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I think if given a chance, the two could coexist on the same court. I don't know enough about Ramos to know whether he is a complete sociopath.
 
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How is he able to afford retirement at age 47 earning 450 usd per day ?

Is Portugal cheap to reside ?
He likely averages less than $450 per day throughout the whole year, but if he did earn $450 per day, his annual salary would be $164,000. That's more than three times the average income in the USA and six or seven times the average income in Portugal. He's poorly paid compared to top tennis stars but very well paid compared to the average person. And he has many of his expenses covered so he may well not spend all that much money, either. It doesn't surprise me that he could retire at the age of 50, given that. Although "retirement" could also just mean a change of career.
 
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But seriously folks, the media would be foaming at the mouth to see Ramos officiating Serena again. Think of the advertising revenue!!
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
I do not think Serena will directly make an apology but I sure a PR firm is working on something that will ease the situation and let Serena more on.
Looking at the breaking news in other threads, I think that Serena PR is working on just the opposite.
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
He likely averages less than $450 per day throughout the whole year, but if he did earn $450 per day, his annual salary would be $164,000. That's more than three times the average income in the USA and six or seven times the average income in Portugal. He's poorly paid compared to top tennis stars but very well paid compared to the average person. And he has many of his expenses covered so he may well not spend all that much money, either. It doesn't surprise me that he could retire at the age of 50, given that. Although "retirement" could also just mean a change of career.
But how many weeks a year is Ramos working? If he's just working slams and David Cup, he's probably living in a cardboard box. :(
 
But how many weeks a year is Ramos working? If he's just working slams and David Cup, he's probably living in a cardboard box. :(
He wouldn't - eight weeks plus 12 days (four weekends of three days each) would still mean he'd earn about the average OECD salary (approximately $30,000 per year) for just working 68 days a year. Certainly not wealthy. But who knows what he'd make from other jobs in the other 297 days a year. Anyway, he probably does work most weeks of the year, although it's likely, as people have said on the thread, that he makes more for a Slam final than a future's match.

Another important thing we'd need to know is whether he has healthcare benefits while in the USA (e.g. does the USTA/ATP/ITF provide health insurance?) and a retirement plan.
 

Soianka

Hall of Fame
He wouldn't - eight weeks plus 12 days (four weekends of three days each) would still mean he'd earn about the average OECD salary (approximately $30,000 per year) for just working 68 days a year. Certainly not wealthy. But who knows what he'd make from other jobs in the other 297 days a year. Anyway, he probably does work most weeks of the year, although it's likely, as people have said on the thread, that he makes more for a Slam final than a future's match.

Another important thing we'd need to know is whether he has healthcare benefits while in the USA (e.g. does the USTA/ATP/ITF provide health insurance?) and a retirement plan.
It might be better if they just paid umpires a guaranteed salary regardless of how many matches they do, provided they do at least an established minimum amount.
 
It might be better if they just paid umpires a guaranteed salary regardless of how many matches they do, provided they do at least an established minimum amount.
Yeah. In general, employees are better off making the jump to salary. It could mean a decrease in hourly rate but there's much more stability and security. For example if Ramos is paid by the match, they can keep his pay down (and in some places deny him benefits) by offering him fewer matches and increasing the number of umpires they use.
 
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