Confessions of a Laid-off Lawyer

Just Your Average Joe Blogging Away His Debt—In One Year or Less

No Ka-Ching, Ding, or Bling

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Total Black: $33.08
Total Red: $270,745.95

Well . . . looks like I won’t become a dealer any time soon.  I got my answer without having to ask.  No ka-ching. Nor ding.  And no bling either.  None of that in my near future.  At least not as an employee anyway.

I guess I had the job because, as mentioned in Lifestyle Changes, I received a call from the casino about becoming a dealer.  I telephoned them back on Monday—after 5pm though because we were in trial all day.  This afternoon I received a return call: training starts tomorrow!  But it lasts for four weeks and runs from 8am to 5pm daily.  Twenty days isn’t that long when you step-back—especially not when you must learn to become a pro at black jack, poker, roulette, and any other table games the casino offers.  But I can’t take a month off of work to learn how to be a dealer.  “Judge, I need to take four weeks of vacation to go work my other job.  Thanks.”  Not happening.  Unfortunately because I think it would have been an amazing experience.  And certainly something marketable later—if only some friend’s poker table. 

I didn’t broach the matter with the judge since circumstances took it out of the running.  I will have to discuss the overall topic soon though.  In the interim, I am hoping I will get paid this week.  Still no paychecks.  I’ve been floating on what money remained from my mother’s loan and available credit on cards.  That’s all nearly exhausted.  If my paychecks don’t come through today, it’ll mean having to wait another two weeks.  And another loan from my mother’s line of credit.  What can you do when your job doesn’t pay you? 

Maybe it’s for the best that I won’t be working at the casino.  It would involve a lot of attention to detail.  I’d have to understand casino chips and how much to pay out, how much is won.  I’m sure they wouldn’t put you on the floor without being properly prepared and trained—hence the four-week long training.  But now I need to find another avenue to pursue. 

Maybe sailing?  Or scuba?  Or . . . .

Written by Laid-off Lawyer

July 13, 2010 at 22:10

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  1. I had no idea training to become a dealer was so quick.


    July 14, 2010 at 15:14

  2. What is that, sarcasm? That’s 160 hours of training! 40 hours a week for four weeks. That’s quite a lot. I don’t imagine paperwork and HR policies would take that long to cover. The rest would have been—I presume—security training and then getting paid to play games all day. 😛 If I had had more time to plan this move, perhaps I could have arrived here in advance and did the training before starting at the court. But that sort of synchronicity might have been quite a lot for even life to have pull off, let alone me.

    Laid-off Lawyer

    July 14, 2010 at 15:29

  3. Nope not sarcasm. Just a flippant comment at work. I had really never thought about the time it takes to become a dealer.


    July 14, 2010 at 16:59

  4. Gotcha. Yeah . . . me and sarcasm don’t really get along. Well, the pedestrian “sarcasm” we use nowadays. Like when someone says, “That was the best class ever!” I’d respond and say, “It was alright.” I’m not keen on the whole say-the-opposite-of-what-you-mean sarcasm.

    Now literary sarcasm. That I’m cool with. 😉

    Laid-off Lawyer

    July 14, 2010 at 17:44

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