Pros: Well paid
Cons: Long hours
A typical day at work would be rewarding as you get to interact with many customers and, if you are interested in sports, keep up with all the latest scores, events and results.
I learned a lot about the betting industry as well as learning how to manage and run a Ladbrokes shop.
The staff who worked in the shop were mostly great, however if someone had lost the love for the job, or took too many liberties, it could be a stressful work environment. So therefore it is essential to have a strong team built around you, where everyone has eachothers backs.
The hardest part of the job was doing 14 hour single-manned shifts, which could be potentially dangerous as if a problem occurs in the shop, or you yourself have a problem, there is no immediate cover.
The best part of the job was always the customers, they would brighten up your day and you would have a real bond with some of your favourites who visited the shop often.