"Regardless if you put in $1 or $5 the winnings will be divided amongst everyone evenly."
This is finance: we're all about return on investment. One of the Investment Managers naturally replied: "Good idea! However, the line highlighted is a bit troubling for us investment minded folks. Shouldn’t the winnings be proportional to your contribution?"
Client Service: "I figured the investment people would have questions..."At the end of it all, the pool was my CS colleague's baby, so he kept the (in the words of another colleague) "quasi-socialist" equal-share rule despite the protests of others. About 25 of us have put in....which means about $27 million pre-tax apiece. He's getting the tickets this afternoon and will give everyone copies so we can follow the 11 p.m. drawing tonight, ourselves.
Investment Manager: "Someone has to keep the sales/marketing folks in check!!"
Compliance Rep: "I thought that was what compliance was here for. :-)"