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Making The Book Pay Leonard Anthony

Making The Book Pay

Leonard Anthony

Published February 11th 2013
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Kindle Edition
94 pages
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 About the Book 

For the years since off-course betting was legalised, the bookmaking industry has enjoyed a fruitful existence mainly on the goodwill of its hard-pressed workforce. There was an abundance of people willing to part with their pre-decimal andMoreFor the years since off-course betting was legalised, the bookmaking industry has enjoyed a fruitful existence mainly on the goodwill of its hard-pressed workforce. There was an abundance of people willing to part with their pre-decimal and post-decimal currency as they packed the shops! It is only in recent years that patronage has declined and it is the purpose of this work to examine the reasons for this decline. It must be stressed that this is a personal work!The relationship between the bookmaker and his (her) workforce can be described as tolerant at best, antagonistic at worst! Too often, little or no consideration has been shown by the bookmaker towards his (her) staff, when deciding on changes in working conditions. Indeed, there has been scant representation for the welfare of the workforce.This work is an attempt to redress this obvious imbalance or at least point it out!The author has gone to great pains to add a touch of humour to what is essentially a serious subject and has avoided succumbing to the scourge of political correctness - possibly to the delight of the many and the chagrin of the few!So all-in-all it is hoped that the reader will thoroughly enjoy the essay in the spirit in which it is written and not put it down as it is mercifully short!