Hahahaha.. Seriously, it's an nrl job! You live and die by results. Brisbane expect and didn't get better results. They all would have got the legal requirements (eg notice given, paid out contract). Welcome to the bloody real world. There would have been 10-20 similar level staff at different nrl clubs who got the same, and worse treatment this year alone. It happens in jobs every day, often in jobs with far worse pay and less advantages then working for an nrl club. Spare me the sob story and go make a living in something else if you can't deal with the pressure. Every job has its good and bad points. Job security is not a bonus you get with working in the nrl! Go work in a factory if that's what you need to feed your family ffsThe difference is one side has all the power and the other can choose to be unemployed. The broncos could and did replace Hickman's in a heartbeat, knowing there would be little more repercussions beyond some bad blood whilst he, as a human being must find a way to support himself and his family.
I think, being someone who has been cut a couple of times with mass lay-offs by companies, I might find some empathy for him (bearing in mind that no-one has had a bad word for him, and he is purely a victim of circumstances).
I have said before and see no reason to change my view that this whole fiasco could have been handled a lot better if the powerbrokers had a little empathy for the people they work with.
There is a lot of bad blood floating around this club that is usually so much better with these things. Somewhere along the way, the idea that a club is made by people, not purely profit&loss statements has been lost and is symptomatic of a broader societal trend.