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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby Vattené » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:42 pm

kcm7 wrote:A bank teller was super snippy with me once, when I went and asked for large cash withdrawal in small and specific denominations (so I could tip all my wedding vendors) and asked where the bathroom was. Granted, I was running around in leggings and a giant t-shirt too with wet hair, and this was a fancy downtown branch. There was "no public bathroom," she said, and she was visibly annoyed at my request for more than a grand in small and very specific denominations.

When she brought up my account though, she suddenly got nicer. I have a nice investment account with them and a savings account that holds what a relative left me when she died.

Suddenly she was trying to sell me on my pre-approved offers, and asking if I was considering a loan in the near future, and blah blah blah, and a relationship manager would be happy to sit down with me and was "in the branch today." Um, no thanks. Just give me my money.

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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby kcm7 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:34 am

Vattené wrote:"Sorry, sounds interesting but I can't hold my pee for that long" :ppp


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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby pac4toon » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:09 am

I have a few teller friends here and they said their attitude and treatment of their customers/clients depends on their customer/clients attitude when they approach their window. It doesn't matter whether
the customer has a high balance or little to no balance. One of them even said being nicer to someone who has a high balance doesn't really mean anything. It isn't like they are working for tips he said.
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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby TyE » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:30 pm

I can speak to this first hand since I was a teller when I was in college. For me personally, the answer is no. I didn't care how much money someone had, if they were a rude person, I wouldn't suck up to them.

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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby InCreditWeTrust » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:02 am

I've noticed they are more friendly and more helpful to your concerns when you have a relatively 'high balance'.

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Postby ingramjuan » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:22 pm

InCreditWeTrust wrote:Do you guys think that bank Tellers treat you better if they see you have a high balance


Have not been inside a bank in the last 3 years, but on my next visit i will have to see.
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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby Tubpbs » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:30 pm

ingramjuan wrote:
InCreditWeTrust wrote:Do you guys think that bank Tellers treat you better if they see you have a high balance


Have not been inside a bank in the last 3 years, but on my next visit i will have to see.


Technically, if you haven't been in three years, you would need to go at least twice and on one visit have a high or low balance and on the other, the opposite.
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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:45 pm

Tubpbs wrote:
ingramjuan wrote:
InCreditWeTrust wrote:Do you guys think that bank Tellers treat you better if they see you have a high balance


Have not been inside a bank in the last 3 years, but on my next visit i will have to see.


Technically, if you haven't been in three years, you would need to go at least twice and on one visit have a high or low balance and on the other, the opposite.

But the teller could still see an account history that recently included a high balance, and see a formerly big customer as a potential future big customer.

Plus, you'd need to adjust for clothing, the actual bank business you're doing, etc.
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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby Tubpbs » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:21 pm

We're dealing with perfect science here.

I dress like shit and I've had varying balance levels over several years and my experience varies between banking in affluent areas and not so affluent areas.

It's been my experience that if you're friendly and nice to the tellers, they'll be friendly and nice back.

There are exceptions of course, but I'd wager that's a pretty reliable rubric to work with.
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Re: Do Bank Tellers treat you better if higher balance?

Postby webbrowan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:03 pm

I don't think bank tellers are allowed to be that discriminatory but I'm sure that some of them do so unconsciously. It'd be sad to find out that someone who is poorer would be treated according to the amount of money in his bank though!



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