Originally Posted by NY's stepchild
If you basically refused to come to work until you got a raise you would either have been let go or things would be very uncomfortable for you. If you did it a 2nd time all your good will, and trust would be used up. If the third time was looming and the company did not protect itself they would be idiots. If you switched companies you would give up your seniority, and whatever legacy you may have had there. Who knows how well you would do? Money isn't everything. Btw he doesn't want to be the highest paid at his position. He wants to be the highest paid defensive player.
Trying to compare it to day-to-day scenarios is ridiculous. Revis is better at doing something that is a marketable skill than anyone one of us is at anything. He is, quite literally, the single best cornerback in the world, in a system where the top player gets more than $10M a year, with a limited timeframe to do it.
Your company, if they wanted to spend the money, could replace you, me, or anyone else in a heartbeat. The Jets cannot, there is no one in the world that the Jets could use to replace Revis. Now, that's not the same as me saying he's worth the money, I don't really care about the holdouts, but I don't think the Jets should spend $15M/year on him either. But making comparisons to people working at jobs they can realistically do into their 60s that are similar to 1000s of people around the country doesn't serve a purpose.