We had two players during a bidding round both wanting to be the gondola. They both bid 0 and because of tiebreakers the one who won the tie wasn't able to get what he wanted. Is that how it’s supposed to go or would he have the choice?
I believe that is how it's supposed to be.
I often rejoice in drawing the Tailor as my initial stock share, because I know it means I can guarantee myself the tiebreaker if I want the gondola. There are indeed times when more than one person will bid zero to try to get it, so the randomness of the initial stock draw can be advantageous. Just watch what stocks you purchase.
That said, I wonder how a home rule about that would work. I don't like the advantage the initial draw gives, but I'm not sure how the tie-winner's choice would upset that part of the round. Why not just let the Gondolieri become like the other roles? That wouldn't work well.
I think the game should be played as written, odd mechanic as it is (encouraging low bidding? Strange, but it works very well with the drawback of not being able to influence orders). If you really want the Gondolieri, you're going to have to fall behind on stocks, so there's a give and take.
Anyway, please feel free to ask all the questions you need!