Thursday, September 26, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

TSB: Last of the big spenders

The three teams that earned no money at on The Block NZ: Firehouse auction are to get a little sweetener.

TSB, a sponsor of The Block NZ, has announced it will give $10,000 to each of the losing teams

6 people work for 12 weeks at a minimum of 40 hours a week as unpaid captives on the recently completed reality show for losers.  All for the high grossing sponsors who happily charge like the proverbial for their way overpriced products.

TSB gets a conscience twinge and coughs some dollars for the losers who failed at auction.

By my calcs sub-$10.50/hr and likely to be way lower given the hours. Don't we have minimum wage laws about slave labour?  Even the supposed winners worked for less than $50/hr based on their takings.

Betcha the judges, the presenter and the site supervisor achieved well north of $100 plus. Also I'd be surprised that the tradies didn't get paid handsomely.

How effing generous of TSB.  Not! 

All the sponsors should be publicly shamed and patronage withdrawn.