[Blind Gossip] Let’s go back to the early days of the popular sitcom Friends.
The cast members were paid wildly different salaries.
In fact, in the second season, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer were being paid twice as much as the rest of their cast mates!
This caused friction among the six leads.
For season three, the actors all decided to band together and engage in collective bargaining. They negotiated identical pay packages, eventually reaching $1 million each per episode.
The next story is similar, but does not have as happy an ending.
This TV show host recently gave up her gig. There is actually a good reason that she is leaving.
No, she didn’t take another job.
No, she isn’t pregnant.
No, she didn’t have a fight with her sister cast members.
The reason she is leaving?
A jaw-dropping salary negotiation!
She didn’t do anything wrong. It’s just that when she started the show, she was the most famous cast member and got the biggest salary. Over time, their fame evened out and there was a lot of grumbling from the other cast members about her making three or four times as much as everyone else. The producers couldn’t afford to bring everyone up to her level, so they told her she had to take a pay cut to stay. She said no.
How much of a pay cut?
Over fifty percent.
And she would have to do exactly the same amount of work she is doing now.
Yikes! No wonder she refused.
She started out as a child actress and has learned to keep her composure after years in the business, so don’t expect our girl to go off on some sort of social media rant. She will be gracious and mature in her departure.
As for her cast mates?
They will all pretend that they are so sorry to see her go, but they are not. Her exit means more money for them.
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[Optional] Did she make the right decision?