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Gambling addiction in office

Hey everyone a colleague of mine has a severe gambling addiction, and I can see it's affecting not only his work life but his personal life as well. He wakes up at 730 in the office and is already betting on the John Deere open. He is a colleague of mine but he is a friend first. My other colleague is super concerned as well, but is it appropriate to have an intervention with him or should I sit back and watch him gamble his life away. He's currently asking for advanced paychecks so he can pay his bookie and STILL doesnt see a problem with it. Hes going down a dark hole I dont know if we can get him out of it. Any advice?

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funcoupons
WR Officer
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up in Fiji, under paddy
k seriously what in the fuck is going on in your office?

Your recent threads:

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Yesterday a rep's dog died and now he's gone for two weeks

Now someone else is addicted to gambling...


Are you fucking with us?
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
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Account Executive
He works at Zenefits.Β 
Stratifyz
Opinionated
+9
Business Development Rep
Damn… I think Parker felt this one
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Hi can I work here please? @DeskphonedestroyerΒ 
DeskPhoneDestroyer
Catalyst
+5
Team Lead
I wish I was fucking with you. I work at an adult daycare
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
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Beans
Politicker
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Account Executive
More importantly, are they hiring?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
I was legit about to ask the same thing coup.
freightslinger
Good Citizen
Chief Revenue Officer
Sounds like a freight broker
GDO
Politicker
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BDM
Haha, great company
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
My advice would be to fade his picks🀝
chubbspeterson
Politicker
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Business Development
Even better, post his picks here so we can all fade themΒ 
ColdCallFartBoy
Celebrated Contributor
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Business Development Representative
My advice: throw the house on England to win the Euro
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BusterMcDialRipper
Politicker
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Director of Dials
parlay w john deere open
Hotlead
Politicker
+7
Producer
Suns in 4
Oz
Ozz
Politicker
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Account Executive
Sorry, had to down vote you from last nights performance
Hotlead
Politicker
+7
Producer
Suns in 5
CPfor3
Opinionated
+3
Business Development Representative
Hard to stray away when you're in that deep. Challenge him to go at least as week without betting and if he can't do that, follow Chep's advice and fade his picks. Might as well make some money lol
Swarthymovie
Arsonist
+7
SDR
then he also gets into the addiction and now we have 2 problems xD
inboundsalesrep
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SDR
The big question would be does he usually win or lose? If he makes dumb bets then I would start betting against him and taking him for all he has. Then in the end making him homeless and living a sad pitiful life and then you can tell him you told him so
plssircanigetanotherpo
Executive
+3
IC
Gambling is no joke. I grew up among serious gamblers and I've seen the worst of the worst...like a big house to homeless shit.Β 

If you're tight with your coworker and he's willing to listen, then you should definitely talk to him 1:1. Intervention by a group never helps since the person gets put on the spot and can get defensive or just flatout say what you'all wanna hear to just leave the room.Β 

Honestly, short of going all Britney Spears' legal guardian on him by taking away his cash and stuff, this is a tough one. You can help but he needs to be willing to listen and accept your help or else, this will just go on and on. Again, coming from personal experience...good thing we're all anonymous here.Β 
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I’d definitely have a talk with him, as someone who likes to dabble in sports gambling time to time, last thing I want is to be firing off John Deere picks at 7:30 and lose self control, have a chat with him and slap some sense into him
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
A buddy of mine lost north of $500k doing this shit. If this person is truly a friend, yeah, it's worthwhile to say something. He's on the road to bankruptcy/getting seriously hurt when he can't pay.
Swarthymovie
Arsonist
+7
SDR
Bro that's tough, gambling addictions have ruined countless life's, i haven't deal with that exact addiction but with most of them the best thing you can do i support the person and help them to et some auto control, but that person first has to be aware of his own situation and then start looking for help, if he doesn't do that first there wont be anything you can doΒ 
Wanna.Be.Rick.Spielman
Opinionated
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Account Executive
As someone with a prior gambling addiction and in sales, I have almost zero advice.Β  It will be impossible for him to be receptive to any help until he realizes how its negatively affecting his life.Β 
bamageorge
Celebrated Contributor
+9
International Sales Director
Experienced the same with a colleague, sad situation. The first thing he's got to do is accept he's got a gambling problem, can't do much without him acknowledging his problem.Β 
Corpslovechild
Politicker
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Inbound Sales Manager
Who is his boss? He or she should be stepping in and talking to him about this.Β 
hauru.sales
Arsonist
+8
Sales Enthusiast
Gambling in the office? what is going on? lolΒ 
Santipodero
Politicker
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Sanix
I'm sorry to hear this, the bets are not a joke, you have to have control
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