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Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1 Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1

01-18-2022 , 04:26 PM
Hey man, we all make mistakes and have breaking points. Do you have any great stories about times you made no mistakes and stayed calm and professional?
01-18-2022 , 04:38 PM
Being a fly on the wall in the breakroom is what this thread is supposed to be.
Stories here can be heard by all and instead of understanding this place is "off the poker room floor", but everyone is losing sight of the fact that the players don't normally hear these things, much less get to interject and critique. Clearly dealer stories are not okay here anymore unless the dealer is perfect.

The respect for the "breakroom" part is gone.
As for me, I plan to go take my breaks elsewhere.

RIP breakroom. It's been fun.

PS YTF, thanks for the memories and being the golden age of this breakroom. You have been missed.

Last edited by waldoworld; 01-18-2022 at 04:40 PM. Reason: YTF
01-18-2022 , 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by waldoworld Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
The respect for the "breakroom" part is gone.
As for me, I plan to go take my breaks elsewhere.

RIP breakroom. It's been fun.

PS YTF, thanks for the memories and being the golden age of this breakroom. You have been missed.
I don't blame anyone here for leaving because they're tired of reading nit responses. Many times here lately I've started writing something up then stopped because I'm not interested in reading them either.

Last edited by Quadstriker; 01-18-2022 at 05:25 PM. Reason: who knows anymore
01-18-2022 , 06:47 PM
For the record, the response you're complaining about came from another dealer. I am happy to police the thread and keep out the whiny players, but you guys gotta own the fact that you don't all agree all the time either.
01-18-2022 , 07:48 PM
Good grief. I first stated n my response that I appreciated how good it would feel to say something like that to a player. Then I mentioned that in spite of that I thought it was an unprofessional thing to say at a table. And that's exactly the kind of comments that occur in a breakroom all the time. If a dealer came in and was boasting about how he told off a player, the other dealers would laugh and say "way to go". Then they would tell him he shouldnt do that again because he would likely get fired.

And my response wasnt directed at the actions of the dealer per se. We all have bad days where our self discipline fails and we respond like we all often want to. My initial comment was directed at the poster saying he thought the comment was perfect. I posted that I didnt think it was perfect. That was it, a one sentence post. A difference of opinion. If that somehow ruins the breakroom for you, I really dont know what to tell you. We have disagreements on stuff in our breakroom regularly.

Last edited by browser2920; 01-18-2022 at 08:16 PM.
01-19-2022 , 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by football0020 Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
Idk, not paying attention to a $120 bet being assembled and announcing it as $25, premature burn and turn, and an extremely unprofessional comment, all in a span of less than 30 minutes? Sure doesn't seem like it tbh
The best in any profession will have bad days. Even though I never considered myself the best, only slightly above average I sure as hell had days where I would miss the simplest stuff or incorrectly call a bet or hand. The only thing I could do and what any professional can do is shake it off and "go get em next time." It always made me feel better when a regular realized I made a rare mistake and instead of jumping on my case they would say with a smile, "Gil are you hungover or did you roll off the wrong side of the couch this morning?"

As far as the story that started all of this, I would classify that in the "I would love to say something like that but I probably should not say something like that" category.
01-19-2022 , 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by dinesh Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
For the record, the response you're complaining about came from another dealer. I am happy to police the thread and keep out the whiny players, but you guys gotta own the fact that you don't all agree all the time either.
Noted and appreciated.

I guess the main point is that when someone goes through the effort to tell a story here about something funny, silly, or whacky that happened, we don't need the post that comes in straightening their tie and saying "well that shouldn't have happened the way it did because XYZ blah blah blah. That's not professional conduct harrumph." I mean, no **** sherlock? Posting that just dissuades future sharing and effort.
01-19-2022 , 12:39 AM
In the spirit of YTF (I think we all miss that guy) Ill post a couple stories from early in my career when I had my foot in my mouth. And of course, spelling and grammar is iffy since Ol' Gil is all liquored up like he usually is when he comes on here.


I think I was about a year or so in and was dealing a table at around 3am in the morning, with about 6-7 players at the table 4 regulars and a couple random guys. Well action had slowed at one point and action was on the player in the 1 seat but he was not paying attention which was pretty rare for this player. Anyway after tapping the table and calling out his name multiple times he quickly acted and said sorry but he was checking out the scene. It took me a minute or so to realize what he was talking about but right outside the poker room was this absolutely stunning early 20s bombshell. I mean she was 5'5'' long beautiful hair, amazing legs and a well.....a pair that woud beat any royal flush. What made this really rare was our casino was notorious for the average age of our customers being well north of AARP, especially at that time of night. I think I let out a subtle, "GAWD D**" and now I was distracted. Finally one of the random players had to get my attention. I said, I'm sorry I was checking out the.......scenery. He sternly looked at me and said, "Dude that's my girlfriend". At first I thought he was kiding but he looked to be getting more and more angry. I backed down like a whupped puppy and said, my apologies. Meanwhile seat one is nearly falling out of his chair laughing at me. He left not too long after and I never saw him, or sadly his girlfriend ever again. The player in seat one always used to bust my balls over that one.

Second story was another with another regular. He was a long-time season ticket holder for our local NFL team and would attend every game and usually 2-3 road games every year.During the playoffs one year our team was in an insane back n forth game and ended up winning on an insane play in overtime. He always played our Monday & Tuesday tournies unless there was a game but he did not come in for about a month after the game. When he finally came in for the first time in a few weeks I joked with him that "man your heart must have been going crazy during that game". He looked at me and said "I was in the hospital for a week thinking I was dying of a heart failure". I turned pale and apologized and honestly could not talk to him for about a week or two. He finally came up to me and said "Dont feel bad about your joke, that is what I get for rooting for this dam team for 35 years" and winked as he walked away.
01-19-2022 , 01:12 PM
If I play a tourney and don't want to leave a general tip but just tip a specific tourney dealer or two is that cool? Will they get in trouble?
01-19-2022 , 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by pwnsall Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
If I play a tourney and don't want to leave a general tip but just tip a specific tourney dealer or two is that cool? Will they get in trouble?
A tournament dealer sitting at a tournament table can get into trouble if they take tips at every room I worked in. However, there is usually nothing stopping you from walking up to a dealer who is sitting at a cash game (or a dead spread or not at a table) and stuffing some chips or money in their box. So just wait until the dealer is not at a tournament table to tip them.

This can be difficult if you're at a big tournament event where there are no cash games but if it's important enough to you to show your appreciation to a single dealer or dealers, you can likely find a time and place they can accept a gratuity without risking their job.
01-19-2022 , 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by NYCNative Bobby's Breakroom - for gaming employee chatter + YTF appreciation. See restrictions in Post #1
A tournament dealer sitting at a tournament table can get into trouble if they take tips at every room I worked in. However, there is usually nothing stopping you from walking up to a dealer who is sitting at a cash game (or a dead spread or not at a table) and stuffing some chips or money in their box. So just wait until the dealer is not at a tournament table to tip them.

This can be difficult if you're at a big tournament event where there are no cash games but if it's important enough to you to show your appreciation to a single dealer or dealers, you can likely find a time and place they can accept a gratuity without risking their job.

100% this.


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01-20-2022 , 08:16 PM
Same same .. It's almost impossible to tip a specific Dealer if you play a tournament away from your normal rooms. There are stories of Dealers meeting at gas stations and what not to get a direct share of a BBJ in a tip pooling room .. and promptly getting fired over it when the exchange was seen somehow.

I tipped a tournament Dealer one time and the look on their face was awesome. They immediately called over the Floor and it was whisked away for the tip pool of the event. Of course the next Dealer had me out of the tournament in 5 hands .. fun fun. GL

      
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