DJTeddyBear
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March 10th, 2010 at 8:49:38 AM permalink
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...and the stupidest question that was asked.

How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
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March 10th, 2010 at 9:00:56 AM permalink
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Quote: AZDuffman

...and the stupidest question that was asked.

How do you keep an idiot in suspense?



From high school science.......
I believe you need to find a liquid that has a higher specific gravity than the density of said idiot. ;-)

| forgot to add that you have to drop the idiot into the liquid
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AZDuffman
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March 10th, 2010 at 9:13:04 AM permalink
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Quote: AZDuffman

...and the stupidest question that was asked.

How do you keep an idiot in suspense?



I'll take this as "interest" and post the story later today. My boss actually gave me a project to do!
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DJTeddyBear
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March 10th, 2010 at 10:05:59 AM permalink
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Quote: AZDuffman

...and the stupidest question that was asked.

How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

I'll take this as "interest" and post the story later today. My boss actually gave me a project to do!

Yeah, I wasn't trying to 'stir the pot', or solicit other stupid sayings or questions.

I was merely saying that you posted a cliff-hanger, and you've piqued my interest, all right!
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AZDuffman
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March 10th, 2010 at 10:58:38 AM permalink
Glad everybody seems to be interested. :-)


So anyways, with table games coming the local casino had open interviews for dealers. They need 300-400 or so, rumor has it 2-3,000 people showed up to interview. Note I said "interview" because there was not one table for an "audition." In fact when I mentioned I dealt part time they took notice but didn't get very excited. It was a little weird in some ways, but as far as open interviews go I will give them credit for a bang-up job.

The whole thing started about 11:00 so to beat the crowds I got there by 11:05. Step one was to take a number, just like at the deli. I thought it would be a long wait based on that. There were plenty of people working the room and keeping it lively. Asking who had been to the casino, some trivia contests for trinkets, and introduction of a state gaming borad officer who was in the room, no idea if he was required or was just to answer gaming reg questions since this is all so new. Within 15-20 minutes I was called for step one.

Step one was to see if you could do simple math. If you could add to 22 you could pass. Seriously, this was the kind of quiz I got in second grade. There were only five problems and it was the kind of test that was so simple you rechecked your answers to be sure you didn't do something stupid.

They then handed your "application" back and took you to room 2 if you made it. Here a very nice lady asked me some "service" related questions. Now the secret here was you had to be "on." They were testing personality not only by what the answer was, but byhow personable you answered it. There were just 2-3 questions, one of which was the one I used Croupier's canned answers to. She then directed me to sit in another room and be talked to by another person.

Here I sat down and a guy next to me said he found the "test" to be "insulting" in how simple it was. I replied, yup, but people fail it.

I got called in minutes again. This interview was a little more about what kind of supervision you work best under, as well as a very little on what games you prefer to learn. At the end he gives me a ticket for yet another room.

In the final room we were told, "YOU ARE ACCEPTED!" They told us all the benefits and cool things, and some Q and A.

Clearly many people were knowlegable based on asking about toke-splits and the like. But the dumbest question I ever heard not just there but any new employee oritentation..........................


"I heard there is some organization that looks out for the dealer interests. Is that true?"

Translation: "Is there a union to look out for me?"
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March 10th, 2010 at 11:28:34 AM permalink
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Glad everybody seems to be interested. :-)

There were just 2-3 questions, one of which was the one I used Croupier's canned answers to.



Glad I could help. What was the wuestion if you dont mind me asking. I would love to be able to work in the US, but getting a Visa is too much hard work for me at the moment, hence why I am at Uni as well as working. Nice to have an insight into the way it works if I do get over.
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March 10th, 2010 at 11:42:27 AM permalink
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Quote: AZDuffman

Glad everybody seems to be interested. :-)

There were just 2-3 questions, one of which was the one I used Croupier's canned answers to.



Glad I could help. What was the wuestion if you dont mind me asking. I would love to be able to work in the US, but getting a Visa is too much hard work for me at the moment, hence why I am at Uni as well as working. Nice to have an insight into the way it works if I do get over.



One girl asked, "I heard there is some group that looks out for the interests of the deales, do you know anything about that?"

Now, you might have to have lived in the USA to understand the connotation of "is there a union?" But the execs did instantly. And having just defeated an organizing drive, they were in no mood to have another one. Maybe she was just naive.

Here is a question for you. Do you have restrictions where you can gamble? I was told that dealer level as well as "key" employees may not gamble even a nickel slot in the state here. That's the law.
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Croupier
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March 10th, 2010 at 12:18:03 PM permalink
The law in the UK allows us to gamble at any casino we want to, but have to declare on entry we are Dealers (we still use membership for casinos here. There are only 2 or 3 "open door" casinos in the country and can be refused entry at discretion of the management). Company policy dictates you cannot gamble anywhere owned by the company you work for. Even when you leave the employ of a company, you cannot gamble at any company casino for 2 years, and 5 years at the place you worked. Although you pretty much never get to gamble in the place you worked due to management discretion.

Union involvement isnt really a major factor over here, except in big companies such as British Airways. A gambling workers union is non existant to my knowledge.

I was also curious about the question they asked where you gave my canned answers.
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AZDuffman
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March 10th, 2010 at 12:29:19 PM permalink
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I was also curious about the question they asked where you gave my canned answers.



Oh, sorry I misunderstood.

They asked me how you handle an irate customer and I used the example, "Well, you have to feel them out. If they are POed at cards and ask if you always get 20 you can say, 'no, sometime's I get balackjack," and see how they react. You will know in about 2 seconds if you defused them or not."

They seemed to like the combination of my customer service experience and the relevant example.

Hey, another question. How do they work your employee dining room? This place says it is free soft drinks, salads, and I think some deserts. $2USD if you want the "hot line."
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March 10th, 2010 at 12:33:59 PM permalink
As we are not allowed to leave company premises once our shift has started, where I work there is an allowance 」1.50 per day that is given for food. This means a hot meal from a choice of around 3, or a salad, fresh fruit always available, all soft and hot drinks, and sometimes even a dessert is technically free. We could bring our own food and get paid the money, but I'd rather take the meals, even thought the quality is sometimes poor at best, as I probably drink my weight in coffee which more than makes up for the food.
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