As a new lawsuit from a former Jets cheerleader, or excuse me, member of The Flight Crew, reveals, the NFL does not reward its cheerleaders as handsomely as they do their football players. Krystal C., the woman filing the lawsuit, paid her $150 per game and $100 for special events.
I met Emily Reese when we worked together at Kickstarter. At the time, Emily, 24 and newly out of grad school, was working on the support team and struggling to find what she was great at and excited about doing. Then a few months I heard that Emily moved to the product team and was hired as a full-time engineer. WHAT. Luckily, Emily agreed to talk to me about she managed to teach herself programming on nights and weekends and then change her career without leaving the company.