Originally Posted by SpanksIPB
If you want a good reliable ref look for someone that needs a paycheck not a discount, its that simple. That's not to say that player refs are bad refs but most players, at least around me, think refs just sand around and get paid. Look for those players that help out when you need it without you asking them to. If you do have player refs get commitments from them to work. I will tell you from experience when your field gets unexpectedly slammed and all of you "refs" say they want to play and not work it is not a fun time. Once you have a good refs don't take them for granted and don't let any one disrespect them.
Good point, I'm researching as a potential owner, what would you say to the idea of refs getting a 1 hr or 30 minute break (at different times) to use at their discretion (such as grab a bite to eat, play a round of paintball, go check their social media platforms, etc.)? Do you think that would deter employee complaints or create more issues?