|Posted: October 31, 2015, 8:29 pm - IP Logged|
One of my close friends just started working at a tech company about two weeks ago and was approached by a few co workers in joining in the company lottery pool. When he told them he frowned on the idea but preferred going Solo, he said that he immediately felt ostracised. I said that he should have joined in in order to " go along, get along" at this point and maybe when his been there a while- simply quit.His take was " they expecting $10.00 per week/ $5.00 for MM- $5.00 for PB, and he plays $2-$5.00 max per week." Could l have added more clearer advice?
Thoughts anyone, esp those who have experience in dealing with pools?
Have a Great Hump Day everyone & stay Healthy People.
I'm wondering if him being ostracized is actually about the lottery. It always sucks to be the new person in a department where everyone's been there for years and have a certain camaraderie already in place.
I've seen the same reaction to a new person turning down going to a group lunch or out to happy hour. I don't think it's really about the activity, I think it's about friendliness and fitting in. Even though he doesn't owe them an explanation, I'm thinking if he'd said his gambling budget is only $x per week or some other answer instead of blowing them off, it would have gone down differently. He pretty much said he didn't want to be a part of their group. He meant lottery group, but it's being taken to mean their working group.
Remember that lady that just got hired at a real estate office, and when they asked her if she wanted to be in their pool she told them that since she just got the job, she didn't have the extra funds to play. The pool then won a $1 million and they gave her a share anyway. I think if she'd told them that she just wanted to play on her own, they wouldn't have been as generous.
I might wake up early and go running. I might also wake up and win the lottery.
The odds are about the same.