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Has anyone ever worked for a Lottery?

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: March 28, 2013, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

I sent in an application for employment at the Massachusetts State Lotter today by mail. I will also send one by email. too. It is for a customer service rep position at the Lottery office in Woburn, MA which is close to my home. I applied for the same job last year around the same time but they werent interested in me. It is a job that I am qualified for. Most of the other jobs I am not qualified for and would have no chance getting. I will be 24 next month and I currently work at a Dunkin Donuts and been here for 5 years now. I would love to leave. Most times Im ashamed to say I work there. Thats why I play the lottery so I can quit. Being employed by the lottery would be the next best thing. According to the salary they pay on the job description, I would make more than double what I make at Dunkin Donuts full time in a year which would be amazing for me.

Good luck but I think you may have an uphill battle. Don't you assume state lottery employees on occasion visit this site?  You gave out some info that would easily allow them to figure out who you are and you badmouthed your current employer.  One of the big concerns for people your age is appropriate use of social media.

Just a suggestion:

 

1.) Educate yourself on the importance and reason for social media policies and bring it up at the interview (do your research). I hope you have no "party" pics online as well.

2.) Never badmouth a current employer. Dunkin D.  is a major corp. with offices worldwide...just say you have got all you can out of it, stress what you learned, etc.

3.) Research this state lottery. You should spend 4-6 hours educating yourself on what they do (and I do not mean sell tickets)....their initiatives, etc. Employers do not want you to stress how much you want to make at the first interview. They need you to tell them what value YOU bring to the table and what you know about them.

4.) create a professional linkedin profile for your current job.

 

Good luck.

J'aime La France.

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    Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

    Good luck but I think you may have an uphill battle. Don't you assume state lottery employees on occasion visit this site?  You gave out some info that would easily allow them to figure out who you are and you badmouthed your current employer.  One of the big concerns for people your age is appropriate use of social media.

    Just a suggestion:

     

    1.) Educate yourself on the importance and reason for social media policies and bring it up at the interview (do your research). I hope you have no "party" pics online as well.

    2.) Never badmouth a current employer. Dunkin D.  is a major corp. with offices worldwide...just say you have got all you can out of it, stress what you learned, etc.

    3.) Research this state lottery. You should spend 4-6 hours educating yourself on what they do (and I do not mean sell tickets)....their initiatives, etc. Employers do not want you to stress how much you want to make at the first interview. They need you to tell them what value YOU bring to the table and what you know about them.

    4.) create a professional linkedin profile for your current job.

     

    Good luck.

    I didnt bad mouth them.

      sully16's avatar - sharan
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      Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

      Good luck but I think you may have an uphill battle. Don't you assume state lottery employees on occasion visit this site?  You gave out some info that would easily allow them to figure out who you are and you badmouthed your current employer.  One of the big concerns for people your age is appropriate use of social media.

      Just a suggestion:

       

      1.) Educate yourself on the importance and reason for social media policies and bring it up at the interview (do your research). I hope you have no "party" pics online as well.

      2.) Never badmouth a current employer. Dunkin D.  is a major corp. with offices worldwide...just say you have got all you can out of it, stress what you learned, etc.

      3.) Research this state lottery. You should spend 4-6 hours educating yourself on what they do (and I do not mean sell tickets)....their initiatives, etc. Employers do not want you to stress how much you want to make at the first interview. They need you to tell them what value YOU bring to the table and what you know about them.

      4.) create a professional linkedin profile for your current job.

       

      Good luck.

      Good suggestions, Are you sending him a bill? lol

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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        Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

        I sent in an application for employment at the Massachusetts State Lotter today by mail. I will also send one by email. too. It is for a customer service rep position at the Lottery office in Woburn, MA which is close to my home. I applied for the same job last year around the same time but they werent interested in me. It is a job that I am qualified for. Most of the other jobs I am not qualified for and would have no chance getting. I will be 24 next month and I currently work at a Dunkin Donuts and been here for 5 years now. I would love to leave. Most times Im ashamed to say I work there. Thats why I play the lottery so I can quit. Being employed by the lottery would be the next best thing. According to the salary they pay on the job description, I would make more than double what I make at Dunkin Donuts full time in a year which would be amazing for me.

        Good luck, please let us know how you make out! Thumbs Up

        Edit: I just saw some other posts giving you some tips.  Don't worry, everyone just wants to see you do well.  My tip is to stay energetic, friendly, upbeat, and positive.  None of your answers should be "No, I've never done that", or "No, I don't know how to do that," etc.  If there's something you haven't done, then related to something similar that you HAVE done, and explain that and say how one of your positive traits is the ability to learn new things very quickly, and then quickly become productive.  Stay positive!!!

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
        What grade did your lottery earn?

         

        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

          Artist77's avatar - batman14

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          Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

          Good suggestions, Are you sending him a bill? lol

          no...it was a one time freebie.

          J'aime La France.

            Artist77's avatar - batman14

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            Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

            Good luck, please let us know how you make out! Thumbs Up

            Edit: I just saw some other posts giving you some tips.  Don't worry, everyone just wants to see you do well.  My tip is to stay energetic, friendly, upbeat, and positive.  None of your answers should be "No, I've never done that", or "No, I don't know how to do that," etc.  If there's something you haven't done, then related to something similar that you HAVE done, and explain that and say how one of your positive traits is the ability to learn new things very quickly, and then quickly become productive.  Stay positive!!!

            Amen to the positive especially!

            J'aime La France.

              sully16's avatar - sharan
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              Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

              no...it was a one time freebie.

              Good Karma coming at you.Party

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

                Artist77's avatar - batman14

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                Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                I didnt bad mouth them.

                Kiddo...saying you are ashamed to work there is about as low as one can go. Take the advice you were given by one and all and good luck.

                J'aime La France.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Good luck but I think you may have an uphill battle. Don't you assume state lottery employees on occasion visit this site?  You gave out some info that would easily allow them to figure out who you are and you badmouthed your current employer.  One of the big concerns for people your age is appropriate use of social media.

                  Just a suggestion:

                   

                  1.) Educate yourself on the importance and reason for social media policies and bring it up at the interview (do your research). I hope you have no "party" pics online as well.

                  2.) Never badmouth a current employer. Dunkin D.  is a major corp. with offices worldwide...just say you have got all you can out of it, stress what you learned, etc.

                  3.) Research this state lottery. You should spend 4-6 hours educating yourself on what they do (and I do not mean sell tickets)....their initiatives, etc. Employers do not want you to stress how much you want to make at the first interview. They need you to tell them what value YOU bring to the table and what you know about them.

                  4.) create a professional linkedin profile for your current job.

                   

                  Good luck.

                  These are all great suggestions! 

                  Particularly the part about the lottery.  Being a very good lottery player will not earn you the job!  While it is fantastic to say how you are knowledgeable about playing the lottery, the lottery is just a business -- a marketing business.  They want to hire people who work well with others and are friendly and hard-working.

                  So leave any discussion about how you pick your lottery numbers at home!

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
                  What grade did your lottery earn?

                   

                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                  Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                    Posted: March 28, 2013, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                    These are all great suggestions! 

                    Particularly the part about the lottery.  Being a very good lottery player will not earn you the job!  While it is fantastic to say how you are knowledgeable about playing the lottery, the lottery is just a business -- a marketing business.  They want to hire people who work well with others and are friendly and hard-working.

                    So leave any discussion about how you pick your lottery numbers at home!

                    I Agree!

                    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                      Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Kiddo...saying you are ashamed to work there is about as low as one can go. Take the advice you were given by one and all and good luck.

                      He did not say he was ashamed to work there....

                       

                      Good Luck Genome - Keep us posted !

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                        CHERRY HILL, NJ
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                        Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                        I worked for several years on various printing presses in Georgia(USA) that produced scratch lottery tickets for numerous country's worldwide.

                         

                        It was a MOST interesting job.Learned a lot about prize structures, which are not favorable to us lottery players.

                         

                        This company produced billions of tickets each year on several presses they operated 24/7 including some holidays.

                         

                        A very lucrative business for state and other world goverment coffers.

                         

                        Players are generally the LOSER'S playing this game.....................

                        OMG, you are an angel sent from above. Can you please share more about your old job. Why are the players on the losing end ? We already know that, but can you explain more. 

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                          CHERRY HILL, NJ
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                          Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

                          I worked for several years on various printing presses in Georgia(USA) that produced scratch lottery tickets for numerous country's worldwide.

                           

                          It was a MOST interesting job.Learned a lot about prize structures, which are not favorable to us lottery players.

                           

                          This company produced billions of tickets each year on several presses they operated 24/7 including some holidays.

                           

                          A very lucrative business for state and other world goverment coffers.

                           

                          Players are generally the LOSER'S playing this game.....................

                          How good are the quality controls ? Can misprints happen ? How do they separate the sets with the TOP PRIZES and distribute them ?

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                            CHERRY HILL, NJ
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                            Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                            I worked for several years on various printing presses in Georgia(USA) that produced scratch lottery tickets for numerous country's worldwide.

                             

                            It was a MOST interesting job.Learned a lot about prize structures, which are not favorable to us lottery players.

                             

                            This company produced billions of tickets each year on several presses they operated 24/7 including some holidays.

                             

                            A very lucrative business for state and other world goverment coffers.

                             

                            Players are generally the LOSER'S playing this game.....................

                            Are the sets with the TOP PRIZES printed separately or together with the rest of the series ?

                              Artist77's avatar - batman14

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                              Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                              He did not say he was ashamed to work there....

                               

                              Good Luck Genome - Keep us posted !

                              Mamma you might try improving your reading IQ...let me quote it for you "Most times Im ashamed to say I work there."  And I did not see you taking the time to give any real world advice.

                              J'aime La France.