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Do you tip in the bookies?

  • 12-02-2015 11:15pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ fuzzydunlop85


    Just wondering do people on here tip in the bookies? I work part time in one and will always go out of my way to get punters a back price(within reason), make them aware if they have winning docket they may not know about(cash back etc) make them aware of enhanced prices on bets they do etc etc. If these people hit big on an accum they rarely if ever give a tip, had a fella recently who had 700 of a horse he didn't know about(result got reversed). Had to ring up head office and all to get it cleared and didn't even leave a 5er for a pint! Anyway I always leave a tip if I hit an accum or something, it's good to keep onside of the cashiers I find.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,407 ✭✭✭ ft9


    I can't bare people expecting tips. How much do these cashiers give punters back if their bets lose?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭ keysersoze0330


    One place I'd never even think about tipping


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,162 Eglinton


    Of course I tip bookies.

    I also tip insurance salesmen, bank managers and chuggers on Grafton St. for being really really helpful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,830 ✭✭✭ Cookie_Dough


    I've never heard of tipping a bookie? I definitely wouldn't consider it.

    Would you consider tipping a shop assistant? I would consider it the same thing? They may sometimes point out special offers etc in supermarket.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,304 Jon Stark


    You're tipping the cashier not the bookie.

    I would tip usually barring only getting back what I lost. I've worked in a bookies and it's not an easy job, so I like to let the people working there that they're appreciated.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ fuzzydunlop85


    ft9 wrote: »
    I can't bare people expecting tips. How much do these cashiers give punters back if their bets lose?

    I gave someone back 700 a few weeks ago he didn't even know about, was under no obligation to do so, numerous other times on greyhounds,horses, virtual cash backs etc etc.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ fuzzydunlop85


    Jon Stark wrote: »
    You're tipping the cashier not the bookie.

    I would tip usually barring only getting back what I lost. I've worked in a bookies and it's not an easy job, so I like to let the people working there that they're appreciated.

    Exactly, also goes along way if you ever have an issue with a docket/price etc etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,407 ✭✭✭ ft9


    I gave someone back 700 a few weeks ago he didn't even know about, was under no obligation to do so, numerous other times on greyhounds,horses, virtual cash backs etc etc.

    If he's not capable of knowing he he was due 700 he shouldn't be in there in the first place

    It was his money. If he lost 700 how much would you give back.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ fuzzydunlop85


    Hate this attitude it's not like I'm getting the 700 when he loses am I ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,407 ✭✭✭ ft9


    do you tip cashiers in shops/supermarkets. The cashier is being paid to do his job.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭ fuzzydunlop85


    It's not part of my job to inform customers of winning dockets they are unaware of, in fact it could get me in a world of ****. Don't tip in supermarkets no but generally would in most places. I guess some people just have a different mentality when it comes to this thing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 35,514 ✭✭✭✭ efb


    When I worked in a bookies we were NOT allowed to take tips


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,304 Jon Stark


    ft9 wrote: »
    do you tip cashiers in shops/supermarkets. The cashier is being paid to do his job.

    Not quite the same thing, I mean there's no potential to walk away from a supermarket with a tidy profit. :)

    Plus as someone said I think it pays to be nice with cashiers as if you ever do end up having an issue they'll know you're not trying to chance your arm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭✭ laurenhiggins


    Is tipping a bookie a thing? It's something I'd never even think of doing ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,407 ✭✭✭ ft9


    Jon Stark wrote: »
    Not quite the same thing, I mean there's no potential to walk away from a supermarket with a tidy profit. :)

    Plus as someone said I think it pays to be nice with cashiers as if you ever do end up having an issue they'll know you're not trying to chance your arm.
    There's no potential to walk away from a supermarket with a heavy loss


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,304 Jon Stark


    ft9 wrote: »
    There's no potential to walk away from a supermarket with a heavy loss

    If you lose you lose, the cashiers have no role in that.

    They have no role in you backing a winner either, but having good cashiers can enhance the experience (as opposed to someone who looks at every customer with a death stare), whereas bad cashiers can create a toxic betting experience (by letting muppet punters rule the roost, not being helpful etc...).

    I see no harm in rewarding the former whenever I get a healthy winner. That's just me, I wouldn't judge anyone for not tipping because as you suggested, we back plenty of losers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,522 ✭✭✭ Dodge


    I never get the anger about tipping. If someone provides a great service, tipping them is a good thing. it helps everyone in the long run

    Likewise, I don't get the entitlement some feel about receiving tips.


  • Registered Users Posts: 754 ✭✭✭ jkmanc1974


    Decent cashiers very few and far between nowadays....especially in the Ladbrokes dominated south east!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25 ✭✭✭ JoeFlood


    Is tipping a bookie a thing? It's something I'd never even think of doing ...

    I agree, I have never thought about it or even heard of anybody doing it. I would often ( when i'm winning of course) tip the dealer when in a casino.


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