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Millionaire lottery winner goes back to job at McDonald's

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dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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KyMystikal, you stated that "money can't buy happiness." Since you did not take a poll of all Americans or all the people in the world, your generalization is not valid. 

What is happiness to one person -- may not be happiness to another person. Of course, good health is usually considered by most people to be worth more than any amount of money. However, we know of individuals who can afford the best of health care that money can buy...the medical teams would be  salivating and with blushing cheeks to work on and to work with Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Donald Trump, etc.

There are plenty of miserable, poor people existing from day-to-day, here in the US, and abroad. Money should be a tool for one's enjoyment and money should be able to provide a sense of freedom!

See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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    Well, great for him!  Perhaps, he will become supervisor -- then a manager. Who knows, he might want to invest in a McDonald's franchise.

    For me, I would attempt the latter: a franchise invesment -- if it is affordable. He is young and he can afford to take risks!

    Nobody would buy a Mcdonalds franchise, that's disgusting. If your'e going to network market then you should franchise something like a white castle or a arby's or something like that. With millions of dollars Mcdonalds should be beneath you.

      dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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      Posted: March 25, 2008, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

      rubberbandman, the only reason I mentioned McDonald's franchise is because he seemed to enjoy working there: sure, he could have gone to Arby's or White Castle to work -- before his winnings or after his winnings. Only he can answer that question.

      However, you do have a point. I did not think of Arby's or White Castle for a franchise investment. Thanks for reminding me to think outside of the box!

      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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        Posted: March 25, 2008, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

        you're welcome.

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          Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

          I hope he doesn't eat there.  Those big macs does a number on your heart and waist.  My bet is he would not say long there. Most likely go back into retirement or look for another job. 

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            Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

            It was 5.85 pounds an hour. That's a bit over $11.50 an hour. When I worked at McDonald's I was only getting  $3.35 an hour.

            Not bad at all. 

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              Posted: March 25, 2008, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

              I hope he doesn't eat there.  Those big macs does a number on your heart and waist.  My bet is he would not say long there. Most likely go back into retirement or look for another job. 

              My bet is he would not stay long there.

              Exactly, but it is delicious.

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                Posted: March 25, 2008, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

                If he loves working at McDonald's so much, why doesn't he just buy a franchise?  I hope after all this publicity, McBurglar doesn't find out and we'll need to call McGruff the crime dog.

                Exactly what I was thinking, for crying out loud man, just buy a franchise!

                (McGruff  Green laugh)

                In the early 1980's a guy hit the Illinois lottery for $43,000,000 and insisted he was goinmg to keep his $650 a week printer's job (good money back then) - but that lasted all of about a month.

                He loved to bowl and a few friends asked him why he just didn't buy a bowling alley - DUH! - so he did.

                I wonder how long this English guy will last.

                To each his own, but.... 

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: March 25, 2008, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                  If i were to hit the jackpot i would love to go back to college for music .i love playing my hammond B3 with twin leslie speakers.i don't even care if i make money or not, i just love playing my organ.NO PUN INTENDEDParty

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                    Posted: March 25, 2008, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                    i would prrrrrrrrrrrrobably do the same thing because I really really love my job. The people and the company are great.  

                    Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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                      Posted: March 25, 2008, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                      I can understand why he wishes to continue to work, but, I cannot understand why he tells the world about his win, appearing in a national newspaper with photographs. Some people, no matter how much money they have, lack common sense. He could have started a cafe himself, and not made a public spectacle of himself.

                       

                      Whatever about happiness, it seems you cannot buy common sense!

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                        Posted: March 26, 2008, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                        Now if this guy had just listened to time*treat, he would have invested in a lot of McNuggets. Yes Nod

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                          Posted: March 26, 2008, 2:46 am - IP Logged

                          If he loves working at McDonald's so much, why doesn't he just buy a franchise?  I hope after all this publicity, McBurglar doesn't find out and we'll need to call McGruff the crime dog.

                          McDonald's doesn't simply sell franchises to anyone who can afford it, and neither do any other companies that have a lick of sense. Having a store with their name on it run poorly isn't good for anyone, so they vet people thoroughly before allowing them to purchase a franchise. Right now, returning his call would only be a matter of courtesy. If he works his way up to manager and does a good job for a few years, then they might consider letting him have a franchise. Of course there's nothing to suggest that he wants one. Working at one where he's already friends with other employees is far different than being completely responsible for one, and turning his friends into employees.

                          Here are my questions. If he won 1.3 million pounds, why is there a picture of his girlfriend holding a big check with her name on it?  Is spending almost 20% of a relatively modest jackpot on the house an indication of bad financial judgement?

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                            Posted: March 26, 2008, 2:48 am - IP Logged

                            Nobody would buy a Mcdonalds franchise, that's disgusting. If your'e going to network market then you should franchise something like a white castle or a arby's or something like that. With millions of dollars Mcdonalds should be beneath you.

                            Personally, I think the success of McDonalds may be an indication of the poor collective intelligence of the human race, but for those who are capable or running one effectively, it's generally a very good investment. Since Arby's and White castle don't have any franchises in England, that isn't likely to be an option, and they're almost certainly not nearly as good an option where they are available.

                              Bondi Junction
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                              Posted: March 26, 2008, 4:11 am - IP Logged

                              He should have used his newfound financial freedom to immigrate to Australia or New Zealand, and give his children better opportunities.