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Old 04-26-2019, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Sherrerd View Post
For people who don't have major savings, being a long-term Jeopardy! champion could mean an incredible drain on their finances---assuming their jobs aren't in the LA area, they'd have to be living on savings during the weeks they're playing. (And have an understanding employer, who'd be willing to give them a long leave of absence, unless the winnings are so huge that they can quit their job.)
Doesn't MGP put up out-of-towners while they're on the show?

As for getting leave, most players (even the ones who don't win big) are entrenched professionals, so I expect their employers would be sympathetic to their participation in Jeopardy!
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