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Millionaire lottery winner goes back to job at McDonald's

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Captain Lotto's avatar - CaptLotto
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Posted: March 26, 2008, 9:55 am - IP Logged

Wow, can't you guys just be happy for the guy?  He has a job he enjoys and is living the life he wants to lead.  Shouldn't we all be so lucky? 

And I disagree he should keep his mouth shut.  What better story to tell, obviously one we all need to hear.  It's not about the money.  It's about living a life that has meaning for you. 

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    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.

    it's generally a very good investment, Probably would be a good investment, but just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you should do it, again with millions of dollars under your belt, a Mcdonalds franchise should be BENEATH you.

     

    Since Arby's and White castle don't have any franchises in England, that isn't likely to be an option, The chances are that they will let him open up a franchise where he resides, multiple business opportunities come your way when you have financial abundance.

     

    and they're almost certainly not nearly as good an option where they are available. What do you mean, they're generally not well-established businesses or that they do not have the ease of start-up franchise like Mcdonalds?

     

    "Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
    "The same thing we do every night, Pinky- try to take over the world."

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      Posted: March 26, 2008, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

      He loves his job so much then he should give his co workers $1,000 cash eachApprove

      $5. 85 an hour sucks!

      I don't believe he has to start handing out money to his co-workers. That's a good way for him to go broke.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: March 26, 2008, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

        it's generally a very good investment, Probably would be a good investment, but just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you should do it, again with millions of dollars under your belt, a Mcdonalds franchise should be BENEATH you.

         

        Since Arby's and White castle don't have any franchises in England, that isn't likely to be an option, The chances are that they will let him open up a franchise where he resides, multiple business opportunities come your way when you have financial abundance.

         

        and they're almost certainly not nearly as good an option where they are available. What do you mean, they're generally not well-established businesses or that they do not have the ease of start-up franchise like Mcdonalds?

         

        "Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
        "The same thing we do every night, Pinky- try to take over the world."

        I'll certainly agree that running some other business might be more socially useful than running a McDonald's, but running any successful business isn't beneath somebody. They may be capable of more (a very subjective concept, of course), but that doesn't mean it is beneath them. Your claim that "With millions of dollars Mcdonalds should be beneath you " is utterly without merit, because there is no qualification about how they came into the money. I guarantee that running a successful drug or prostitution ring isn't beneath some of the people who have millions of dollars. Other than the possibility that their overall offerings are slightly better, I don't see how an Arby's or White Castle wouldn't be beneath somebody when a McDonald's would be.

        Ease of startup has little to do with how successful or sensible a business opportunity is. All else being equal, I'd say the chances for success and return on your investment are much better with McDonald's than with an Arby's or a White Castle. White castle is nearly twice as old as McDonald's but doesn't even have 5% of the stores that McDonald's does. That has implications for the possibility of success with anew franchise, as well as expansion to England.

        While it's possible that Arby's or White Castle would offer a franchise to a qualified individual in England, the fact that they haven't already expanded there suggests a lack of interest. Having money increases your opportunities, but that doesn't mean that any given company is going to change their plans to offer you an opportunity. Neither Arby's nor White castle would be likely to make money from opening only a few stores in a new country. They'll only expand there if they believe they have a real opportunity, and this guy is not that opportunity.

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          Posted: March 26, 2008, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

          KY F, my strongest viewpoints have been removed so it'll be pointless for me to continue talking about this, so i'll end my comments.

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            Posted: March 26, 2008, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

            KY F, my strongest viewpoints have been removed so it'll be pointless for me to continue talking about this, so i'll end my comments.

            They were not strong, they were very lame and very offensive. I am glad that you are going to "end your comments."

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              Posted: March 26, 2008, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

              They were not strong, they were very lame and very offensive. I am glad that you are going to "end your comments."

              "very lame" Understandable

              "very offensive" To whom?

              No more instigating from me, you happy?

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                Posted: March 26, 2008, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                "very lame" Understandable

                "very offensive" To whom?

                No more instigating from me, you happy?

                Offensive to whom? TO EVERYBODY but YOU.

                ETA: I had the misfortune of reading your post before it disappeared.

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                  Posted: March 26, 2008, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                  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?

                  KY Floyd...I was wondering the same thing????

                  Girlfriend....daughter ....her name on the check....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

                  YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!! ........LATER WIFE!!!! Cheers

                  ....I just punched  your pimpette card!!

                  ...she let that be known up front...quick.....fast...and in a hurry!!

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                    Posted: March 26, 2008, 7:21 pm - 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, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                      What a story, and just goes to show that "Money" can't buy happiness!

                      WOW>>>>>>>>>>>

                      PSYKOMO...............see's >>>>>>>>> AH >>>>>>>>FRANCHISEE>

                      in their    COUNTRY or ORGIN>>>>  AH >>>>>>>>SOS GREAT!!!

                      only in USA of:

                      AMERICA^^^^^^^

                      LOL

                      PSYKOMO 

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                        Posted: March 27, 2008, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                        Offensive to whom? TO EVERYBODY but YOU.

                        ETA: I had the misfortune of reading your post before it disappeared.

                        OK, I'm going to let that one slide, this once.

                         

                        You know this isn't the fire forum right, this is the Mcdonalds forum, i've said nothing but good things on this forum, the fire forum on the other hand I can understand your justification of what you call "offensive", even though I believe I didnt offend anybody, and as I stated to CT earlier I was just stating the facts.

                         

                        Anyways, back to the topic at hand, even though I wouldn't invest in Mcdonalds, that doesn't mean he shouldn't do it, and like KY F said it might be a good investment opportunity. Me personally, I have standards and mcdonalds WOULD be beneath me, unless it made me an obscene amount of money which will never happen so yes it is beneath me to invest in such mediocraty.

                        Thank you

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                        "The same thing we do every night, Pinky- try to take over the world."

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                          Posted: March 29, 2008, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                          I agree some people don't deserve to win the lottery,a millionaire working for peanut money that's sucks!I wouldn't go bad to that job if it was me,if i win the lottery i will most likely start my own business.

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                            Posted: March 29, 2008, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                            KY Floyd...I was wondering the same thing????

                            Girlfriend....daughter ....her name on the check....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

                            YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!! ........LATER WIFE!!!! Cheers

                            ....I just punched  your pimpette card!!

                            ...she let that be known up front...quick.....fast...and in a hurry!!

                            Her name was on the check and the article mentioned how he spent some of the money. Maybe he spent too much, she cut him and that's the real reason why he had to go back to work at McDonalds.