AZDuffman
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November 13th, 2010 at 5:11:33 AM permalink
Please note I am not asking about an office "bookie" or runner. I mean the person who runs the block-pool where you get the 2 numbers or the pick'em pool. The woman who runs the pool was mumbling that this is her last year for it as no one is tipping. I hit one of these pools only once and that was at a place where tipping was not expected since it was a super bowl party and no real work was involved. But the office person does go around and collect then run it. The people at my place seem to make it harder on themselves than they need to (ie: accepting credit players as long as they pay before kickoff. Where I come from you play a pick'em or block pool you pay when you book.) but if I won I'd give something.

But what? I think one "block" is more than enough for a half or final score. That way they can play free and get a little cash. It is not supposed to be profit-making for them but I agree at the least they should play free. If they wanted over 5% I would call that crazy, if I want that kind of negative expectation I'll book a regulaar bet.

What does everyone think?
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Mosca
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November 13th, 2010 at 6:06:09 AM permalink
I've never seen a tip for a non-profit block game, ever. It's run for fun by someone who thinks having one is fun. Tipping that person would be like slipping the party hostess a twenty, IMO.

And yeah, you pay when you pick.
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DJTeddyBear
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November 13th, 2010 at 6:16:22 AM permalink
If it's an office pool, the person running it should be happy that the boss doesn't object to them doing something like that on company time.

If it's a pool among friends, then, well, you're supposed to be friends.


Bottom line, no tips or free boxes.
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November 13th, 2010 at 8:48:56 AM permalink
I third the motion of no tip. I've never heard of having to tip in these kinds of fun bets among friends. Another reason, the woman running it probably did it on company time, which is reward enough.
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sunrise089
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November 13th, 2010 at 9:20:47 AM permalink
Definitely no tip. The woman running your pool sounds unbearable.
Chuck
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November 13th, 2010 at 10:18:38 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

The woman who runs the pool was mumbling that this is her last year for it as no one is tipping.

I agree at the least they should play free. If they wanted over 5% I would call that crazy



You're both outta your fuckin' minds.
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November 13th, 2010 at 12:08:43 PM permalink
Quote: Chuck

You're both outta your fuckin' minds.



Consider this a warning. The next post like that and you'll be on suspension.
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boymimbo
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November 13th, 2010 at 12:19:09 PM permalink
Given that the person running the pool is probably spending part of their "work day" administering, she should consider it a pleasure to do something different than her normal job. If she spends time outside of her workday doing it, maybe she has a case, but give me a break.

The way I see it, if she whines about the no tipping, as her manager, I would give her a menial job, like cleaning out the pucks in the men's urinals.
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Chuck
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November 13th, 2010 at 1:00:33 PM permalink
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Consider this a warning. The next post like that and you'll be on suspension.



I resign my membership voluntarily. You have no fuckin' idea how to run a message board.
Illiniwek89
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November 13th, 2010 at 1:14:16 PM permalink
I usually tip 10% with a maximum amount and that seems to be the standard tip amongst my friends. The maximum tip might be $20-$50. Usually the people running the pools are the lower paid employees and it seems that many times thaey are running the pool at th behest of someone above them on the food chain, so I think a small cash reward is should be expected.

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