OVERBLOATED, OVER PAID, BUREAUCRACY at Bethpage HQ.
40-50% of the management COULD BE CANNED and WOULD NOT BE MISSED. They contribute NOTHING to the bottom line other than shuffling paper and writing unnecessary "make-work" reports that nobody reads, wants or needs.
Qualifications to be a Manager, Director, or VP -- be a friend of the Dolans or a friend of a Manager, Director or VP, or a friend of a friend, or an acquaintance of a friend.
You have Managers ($85K base + bonus and bennys) that have no staff to manage. You have Directors ($115K base + bonus and bennys) that have no staff to direct. You have Vice Presidents ($150K base + bonus and bennys) that have no staff to VP.
You have Middle and Senior Management with no common sense, no critical thinking skills, no problem solving skills, divorced from reality.
Middle and Senior Management's strategy for survival -- ignore what is best for the company, ignore what is best for the 3 million subs and make decisions designed to save your own rear end AND NOT TICK OFF OR ANGER JAMES DOLAN.