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Office Drone Hive 2015

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Spoon wrote:
10 drones on the roster now. Let's try to make this the droniest of drone threads this year. I want to see 20+ drones harvesting those minerals for the hive this year

YOU MUST SPAWN MORE OVERLORDS
Ausedragon
Ausedragon
of Hive James Packer United
Hive Specialisation: Retrieving the gold for Mein Führer
Actual Title: Dealer at Crown Perth (Roulette)

Tonight is my first shift of the new year. Praise the jeebus that it's a Monday, I won't have to deal with many people.

Only recently finished the training for this job, which 9 out of 19 of us passed, so my goal for this year (and hopefully future years) is to stick to it and stop changing jobs. I want to add 'Poker Dealer' onto my list of games known so I need to hold the job, somewhat competently, for 6 months before they even consider teaching me a new game. Also its hard to leave simply due to the large amount of benefits I receive from working here.
Darkshaunz
Ausedragon wrote:
Ausedragon
of Hive James Packer United
Hive Specialisation: Retrieving the gold for Mein Führer
Actual Title: Dealer at Crown Perth (Roulette)

Tonight is my first shift of the new year. Praise the jeebus that it's a Monday, I won't have to deal with many people.

Only recently finished the training for this job, which 9 out of 19 of us passed, so my goal for this year (and hopefully future years) is to stick to it and stop changing jobs. I want to add 'Poker Dealer' onto my list of games known so I need to hold the job, somewhat competently, for 6 months before they even consider teaching me a new game. Also its hard to leave simply due to the large amount of benefits I receive from working here.


Ause, we welcome you to a year and life full of drudgery, groaning and moaning.

Grats on passing that training thing and having staying power in your job is definitely a positive. You should share any funny/weird encounters with people you have at the tables.
Ausedragon
Spoon wrote:
Wow they pay Roulette dealers 200k a year?

I should be changing professions!


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Darkshaunz wrote:
Ause, we welcome you to a year and life full of drudgery, groaning and moaning.

Grats on passing that training thing and having staying power in your job is definitely a positive. You should share any funny/weird encounters with people you have at the tables.


Thank you for the warm welcome!

So far the only weird thing I've encountered is how people love to lose money. Every now and then I'll get to pay someone out a handsome sum (last night being my personal record of handing out over 15k for 1 spin) but a majority of the time I feel like a thieving jew.
Fun
Ausedragon wrote:
Ausedragon
of Hive James Packer United
Hive Specialisation: Retrieving the gold for Mein Führer
Actual Title: Dealer at Crown Perth (Roulette)

Tonight is my first shift of the new year. Praise the jeebus that it's a Monday, I won't have to deal with many people.

Only recently finished the training for this job, which 9 out of 19 of us passed, so my goal for this year (and hopefully future years) is to stick to it and stop changing jobs. I want to add 'Poker Dealer' onto my list of games known so I need to hold the job, somewhat competently, for 6 months before they even consider teaching me a new game. Also its hard to leave simply due to the large amount of benefits I receive from working here.


One of my close friends here in Melbourne has been a deal with Crown for 3 years, sounds like a brutal and frustrating job.

He hates the hours, people and management but he's trained enough to be making a fair bit of money doing it.

Still don't think I'd last a fucking month there from the shit he tells me though.
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We've got a new bird starting that's apparently a customer service whiz that should shake up the support team in a good way. Seems nice so far and is starting training up our end, which means she'll be taught the right way to do things before support try to corrupt her.

The techs have been using Slack for a while instead of Skype and love it, today I'm trying to bring the support team on it too. Should create a more unified workplace, keeps all information in one place, makes people accountable for their actions and will hopefully help with the "us and them" attitude.
Spoon
We used Slack for a while and it was pretty good. The issue was that we were still using another chat program at the same time and Slack is browser only (well for Windows anyway) which is pretty annoying.

We dropped it after a few weeks for just being redundant, even though it offered more features. If their windows client launches at some point and the whole company moved to it, I could see it being a good improvement.
kiral
Spoon wrote:
We used Slack for a while and it was pretty good. The issue was that we were still using another chat program at the same time and Slack is browser only (well for Windows anyway) which is pretty annoying.

We dropped it after a few weeks for just being redundant, even though it offered more features. If their windows client launches at some point and the whole company moved to it, I could see it being a good improvement.


Pretty much this for our workplace too.

You have to completely commit to it for it to be successful. We use hangouts for chat, which makes most of slack redudant. We do have a bunch of different tools being piped into slack though (zendesk, JIRA, Bit Bucket, Mentions, New Relic, Trello, Giphy)

It does have a client for OSX, which is pretty much just the webapp in its own window.
Remedial
Lync everywhere I work, unless they haven't updated in a wihle and call it Microsoft Office Communicator

It's got a lot of fairly useful features, but i imagine it costs someone some money somewhere.
The screesharing/screen control features are very handy when talking to slow people.
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Very interesting to hear what everyone is using at their workplaces :)

Us techs used Skype but moved to Slack completely for a few weeks before Chrissy to test it out and haven't looked back.

I don't think the support team used Skype at all as they just yell at each other across the room. I hope it has staying power here, and I think it should as long as they remember to keep it open each day.
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