Of course I’m happy that the Bears seem to have spent the extra $180 they’re getting from me this year and every year going forward after they increased my ticket prices when they signed Peppers, Taylor and Manumaleuna.
And of course I’m hopeful that Mike Martz will rediscover his magic here and Lovie’s pathetic defense of the last 3 years will be reborn.
But today I was reminded that the Bears organization will always be the Bears organization. I paid for my season tickets today, and tacked onto my lump sum bill was a $2 “Invoice Payment Fee.”
I’m freaking serious. The Bears charged me $2 to pay them. I can’t even begin to think of what to rant about this, so let me just have a laugh about it and ask everyone else what they think.
Yes, it’s only $2, but if the Bears have 20,000 season ticket holders, that’s an extra 40 grand to the McCaskey’s that they think some of us are stupid enough to let slip without saying anything.
Yes, I know that I paid online via credit card so I can reap reward points, and this is a luxury the organization would say they provided last year as a benefit to me. But accepting credit cards is a cost of doing business most corporations realize they must deal with these days, and they don’t pass along to their customers.
I think what I find funniest is, couldn’t they have pulled the wool over my eyes by coming up with ANYTHING a little less obvious to name it other than “Invoice Payment Fee?” My God that is terrible.
Good thing I like my employer and they’ve been good to me. Otherwise I might ask, what do you think would happen if I suggested that I charge them a “paycheck receipt fee” every other week?