We do it for minimum wage.
This year however, I'm not really complaining about it, because number one, as the headline says, I really love doing it. But also, full time Evanston staff-- that's everyone who works in the office and on the maintenance staff--were given the choice of a voluntary pay cut, reduced hours (threatening their benefit package) or furlough days.
And they really had no choice but to comply, without even the dignity of the noise that has been made on the airways about the same situation in the City of Chicago.
Now don't get me wrong, although we agree to the lowered pay for the ice shows as a condition of employment, it is an outrageous exploitation of highly skilled professionals, and there's no opt-out. But at least we know this going in. Evanston's full time staff was simply told, hey, folks, you're not going to be making as much money as you used to, and by the way, just in time for Christmas!