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Posted: December 19, 2008, 7:01 am - IP Logged

Every dime they spend on legitimate expenses is deductible, so givingit to the employees would be at least as good as giving it to charity,as far as taxes go.  Apparently they're trying to be a good corporatecitizen and give back to the community that supports them.

as far as giving it to the employees, why do they deserve anything? What did any of them do that is special? They sold a lottery ticket. Whoop dee freaking doo. As far as effort goes, that ticket was just like all the losers they sold. Have you considered that perhaps the employees at  the next Krogers up the road worked just as hard, or perhaps even harder, and are equally deserving?

Here, Here KY Floyd, well said!

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    That's essentially what they're doing. Kroger's is "kept afloat" by the community that shops there. By donating to charity, they're giving the money back to the community.

    can you think of any better way to donate that 100K than to do it within your own community?

     

    Um...donate it to the people that keep the money making machine that is Kroger afloat? It never fails to amaze me how little lower tier employees are appreciated yet without them the company would sink within a day.

     

     

     

    Hey KY Floyd, Do you really think that GM person is going to comprehend that in the slightest way? I think a 10 year old comprehends more than that person does.

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         I'M HAPPY FOR THEM .....

         

        If I won that large amount of money , one thing , I would NOT DO , let the world know about it .

         Go through a TRUST COMPANY or keep my name out of the media .  Do alot of research where

         this can happen . 

         1.  Sign  2.  safe deposit box   3. Keep it to myself   4. Hire a friend of mine who's a TAX LAWYER , plus my cousin works for this Tax lawyer in the

           same office , she's an Accountant  . Make sure BOTH has to sign a paper where they can't tell who won the lottery .  5.  Make sure everything

           is in order , so taxes and trust funds are taken care of . Live off the interest not the total sum of money . Brad Duke who won the lottery

           he done the right thing , except I'm not going to spend $60,000 on bike cycles .  6 . Let the money work for me , not go out and spend

           millions of dollars at a time . This is example what I would do .........

           Those who won this $207 million , should all Quit there jobs , so other people can apply for there position

           This would be  a nice Christmas Present ,,,,,,,,,Thousands of people in Ohio are laid off .........they deserve a chance too .

            People shouldn't be so selfish .

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        Congratulations to all ! God Bless and Merry Christmas.

        Hira

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          can you think of any better way to donate that 100K than to do it within your own community?

           

          Um...donate it to the people that keep the money making machine that is Kroger afloat? It never fails to amaze me how little lower tier employees are appreciated yet without them the company would sink within a day.

           

           

           

          Hey KY Floyd, Do you really think that GM person is going to comprehend that in the slightest way? I think a 10 year old comprehends more than that person does.

          I've been quiet for a while now on this post, but I'm not going to be anymore. Why so hostile? Is it really necessary to be so rude to people who disagree with you? There is a way to gets ones point across without belittling someone. GamerMom has as much right to her opinion as you do. Refering to her as a 10 year old because she doesn't agree with you makes your behavior look like a child. Maybe she "comprehends" what you are saying, but she just doesn't agree with you. Seriously, try to calm down a bit and try stating your opinion without going into full attack mode.

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

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               I'M HAPPY FOR THEM .....

               

              If I won that large amount of money , one thing , I would NOT DO , let the world know about it .

               Go through a TRUST COMPANY or keep my name out of the media .  Do alot of research where

               this can happen . 

               1.  Sign  2.  safe deposit box   3. Keep it to myself   4. Hire a friend of mine who's a TAX LAWYER , plus my cousin works for this Tax lawyer in the

                 same office , she's an Accountant  . Make sure BOTH has to sign a paper where they can't tell who won the lottery .  5.  Make sure everything

                 is in order , so taxes and trust funds are taken care of . Live off the interest not the total sum of money . Brad Duke who won the lottery

                 he done the right thing , except I'm not going to spend $60,000 on bike cycles .  6 . Let the money work for me , not go out and spend

                 millions of dollars at a time . This is example what I would do .........

                 Those who won this $207 million , should all Quit there jobs , so other people can apply for there position

                 This would be  a nice Christmas Present ,,,,,,,,,Thousands of people in Ohio are laid off .........they deserve a chance too .

                  People shouldn't be so selfish .

            While I agree with most of what you said, there are some things I have to disagree with.

            1. Getting any friends and family involved, even if they are tax lawyers and accountants. There are potential dangers in doing so that might not happen using people you have no relationship with. Granted I do not know your aunt, the person she works with or friend but there are potential conflicts that could cause more trouble than it's worth. Even with a signed agreement it doesn't mean that it won't get out, at least from your aunt the accountant. The lawyer of course is bound by attorney/client privilege and wouldn't be able to say anything without getting themselves into potential trouble.

            2. Using a tax lawyer who is affiliated in any way with the accountant, especially if they work together is a bad idea. Some might not agree but there's also another potential conflict of interest here that's almost as bad as having the tax attorney and accountant be the same person no matter what kind of relationship they have. You know what they say about friends/family and strangers right?

            Now, if you just use them do set things up and claim the winnings then maybe that wouldn't be too bad as long as there's an agreement in place that states that after the prize is claimed that full control and the trustee position go to you and it ends their involvement. Though still, IMO I'd rather it be someone who is in no way a part of my family or inner circle.

            I don't where you live but I live in a rural area so I'd also be looking for a reputable law firm that that I know has several major clients and at the very least is outside my area just to throw as many people off as possible by making it seem like the winner was someone who was just passing through town. Brad Duke has done well and if there's a lottery winner I'd want to at least some what mold myself after it would be him but IMO he still made a mistake by putting himself out there as much as he did by going public. I'm sure he still gets pestered quite a bit though at least it doesn't seem like he brings a lot of attention to himself like certain lottery winning idiots.

            I don't know what you do either but of course the really important thing to do is educate yourself so you know at least the basics, probably go beyond that too and can follow along with what the people that are working for you are saying so you can make competent, ignorance free decisions. You certainly don't want anyone but you to have ANY control over your finances.

            3. It's not selfish to want to keep working and besides there's no real guarantee that the position they vacate will be filled by anyone else anyway, I'm sure the city will be looking at this as an easy way to trim their budget, especially if what they did wasn't anything significant which, from my experience sums up a lot of city employees. Besides it'd really be selfish to immediately quit and leave the city hanging without someone who can properly replace them if they do fill an important role. After all the taxes they'll probably be paying out (not just the initial taxes) they're going to be able to make more than enough to retire as long as they don't go stupid with spending because money won't last forever if you're reckless and they don't have very much room for error.

            You can't predict random.

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              I think donatine to charity is definitely not a bad move, but I also think giving the employees a bonus wouldn't have been a bad move either.  If I worked at an establishment that received a bonus out of the blue, I would hope they would share it with all of the hard working employees, but if I found out it went to a charity instead I would not be dissapointed.  Hey, at least the CEO didn't just get a $100,000 bonus.

              Taking care of the 'little guy' in your company is a nice gesture, but so is donating to charity.  50/50 call if you ask me.

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                I've been quiet for a while now on this post, but I'm not going to be anymore. Why so hostile? Is it really necessary to be so rude to people who disagree with you? There is a way to gets ones point across without belittling someone. GamerMom has as much right to her opinion as you do. Refering to her as a 10 year old because she doesn't agree with you makes your behavior look like a child. Maybe she "comprehends" what you are saying, but she just doesn't agree with you. Seriously, try to calm down a bit and try stating your opinion without going into full attack mode.

                Hey ScaryChick, FYI I think you also need a lesson or two in how to comprehend what you read! Not to only see what you want to see! Now read this and next time make sure you read what you're reading correctly before you open your mouth and stick your nose in where it doesn't belong! You Got That! This is what I said and I quote: "I think a 10 year old comprehends more than that person does" unquote. That statement doesn't in the least call GM a 10 year old! What it says is as plain as the nose on your ScaryChick face!

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                  This is an open forum. I will stick my nose wherever I want. If you don't want people commenting on your posts, post to a personal blog. This isn't your personal forum where you get to spout nonsense and not be called on it. Oh and FYI, I don't need any lessons from you. Go ahead and reread your own posts. It looks like you need to. By the way, I'm not the only one who read your post as being rude so whatever. Roll Eyes

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                    Hey ScaryChick, FYI I think you also need a lesson or two in how to comprehend what you read! Not to only see what you want to see! Now read this and next time make sure you read what you're reading correctly before you open your mouth and stick your nose in where it doesn't belong! You Got That! This is what I said and I quote: "I think a 10 year old comprehends more than that person does" unquote. That statement doesn't in the least call GM a 10 year old! What it says is as plain as the nose on your ScaryChick face!

                    Dude, chillax; it's not a big deal, when you win you can decide what you can do with your winnings, but not everyone share your philosophy on distibution, keep that in mind.

                     

                    p.s. there are multiple sides to an argument, and i think some of us needs to remember that fact

                    my two cents

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                      This is an open forum. I will stick my nose wherever I want. If you don't want people commenting on your posts, post to a personal blog. This isn't your personal forum where you get to spout nonsense and not be called on it. Oh and FYI, I don't need any lessons from you. Go ahead and reread your own posts. It looks like you need to. By the way, I'm not the only one who read your post as being rude so whatever. Roll Eyes

                      It's ok to comment on my post and to call it whatever you like or anyone else for that fact! I could careless if you think what I have said on this post subject is nonsense or not! And now you're attacking me from another direction by saying what I have wrote as being rude. And maybe you are right in that regard. I'm not the one who can't handle being called on something, "That distinction goes to you" ScaryChick. I don't change directions as to draw someones attention away from my short comings, like you just did by going in another direction and calling me rude! That's here nor there. But nonetheless you got your nose rubbed in the can of worms that you willingly opened all on your own! Maybe next time you'll take the time to read and digest what you read before making a comment and sticking your foot in your mouth because of your inability to comprehend what you have just read! ROFL

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                        Blah, blah, blah. You didn't call me on anything. I called it on you because it was the truth. If you can read what you wrote and see that when GM didn't agree with you and you got nasty, then that is not my problem. The fact is, you are pissed because you're the one who got called out and it hurt your feelings.  I don't feel bad or shame or whatever it is that you think I should feel about this conversation. I was defending someone who was getting picked on because she didn't agree with you. It's obvious. Keep on responding back to me, because I don't back down, just because someone thinks that they can be nasty. Oh and you didn't rub my nose in anything. It's the other way around. I rubbed your nose in the truth and I can tell. Look around. I am not the only person who has told you to calm down and get a grip. Now go ahead and respond back to me, sticking your foot in your mouth along the way and trying to make it look like you won some big, bad battle on the internet, which you didn't.  Because it is very obvious you can't comprehend anything when your ego is involved. ROFL LOL Big Grin ROFL

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                          Blah, blah, blah. You didn't call me on anything. I called it on you because it was the truth. If you can read what you wrote and see that when GM didn't agree with you and you got nasty, then that is not my problem. The fact is, you are pissed because you're the one who got called out and it hurt your feelings.  I don't feel bad or shame or whatever it is that you think I should feel about this conversation. I was defending someone who was getting picked on because she didn't agree with you. It's obvious. Keep on responding back to me, because I don't back down, just because someone thinks that they can be nasty. Oh and you didn't rub my nose in anything. It's the other way around. I rubbed your nose in the truth and I can tell. Look around. I am not the only person who has told you to calm down and get a grip. Now go ahead and respond back to me, sticking your foot in your mouth along the way and trying to make it look like you won some big, bad battle on the internet, which you didn't.  Because it is very obvious you can't comprehend anything when your ego is involved. ROFL LOL Big Grin ROFL

                          I'm not in the least pissed about anything. You have yet to call me on a thing other than the fact that I have been rude and I said maybe your right on that. But that's it nothing more. I don't care if someone else said for me to chill, big deal! No feelings hurt here! Wow, I was called out for being rude, blah blah blah. And you need to face the facts you have been called on your inability to comprehend what you read and had your nose rubbed in it! Facts are facts and I have more of them to back me up than you do! And if you lived around the corner or even if I knew you personally and this was to happen, I'd do exactly as I'm doing now but to your face! I know what I say and how I say it! And you know what, at times it hurts the one I'm telling it to, but that's life and no said life was going to be given to us with a teaspoon of sugar! I don't sugar coat anything "EVER", I have never done that nor will I ever do that! I think everyone deserves the truth no matter how much it hurts and I take what I give everyday, so don't even try to say that you have hurt my feelings in any way shape or form! Because that couldn't be further from the truth.....

                          I do have to admit though it has been hysterically funny as hell watching you try to turn the table on me, but as it be your piss poor attempt proves unsuccessful at the very least! I have to hand it to you, you have made me laugh so hard that I got a side ache! I give credit where credit is due! Big Smile

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                            Sure you aren't. lol. Go ahead and pretend it doesn't bother you, cause I know it does. Yes Nod I was calling you out on one thing (being rude) and that is it. Can you comprehend that I was only talking about that one thing from the start? I doubt it.  Keep on keeping on with trying to change the whole point of this conversation. It must help you cope. And I read your posts fine. I Just do not agree with your belitting. Understand. You're not going to get a "Yes sir, you're right." out of me. Just like I know you don't see anything wrong with your reply. So, I got the fact that you don't like people disagreeing with you and when they do you, you get defensive and belittle. Fine. Bullies usually do.

                            And I guess I should be happy that you can laugh at your delusions and at your lame attempt to think you turned anything on me. (Again, with the whole thinking you turned this convo on me. Odd.) Well, It least you can get pleasure out of those delusions and feel all strong and powerful. Crazy Crazy Crazy

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                              Sure you aren't. lol. Go ahead and pretend it doesn't bother you, cause I know it does. Yes Nod I was calling you out on one thing (being rude) and that is it. Can you comprehend that I was only talking about that one thing from the start? I doubt it.  Keep on keeping on with trying to change the whole point of this conversation. It must help you cope. And I read your posts fine. I Just do not agree with your belitting. Understand. You're not going to get a "Yes sir, you're right." out of me. Just like I know you don't see anything wrong with your reply. So, I got the fact that you don't like people disagreeing with you and when they do you, you get defensive and belittle. Fine. Bullies usually do.

                              And I guess I should be happy that you can laugh at your delusions and at your lame attempt to think you turned anything on me. (Again, with the whole thinking you turned this convo on me. Odd.) Well, It least you can get pleasure out of those delusions and feel all strong and powerful. Crazy Crazy Crazy

                              I called you out on the fact that you can't comprehend what you read, plain and simple! I never called GM a 10 year old, like you tried to say I did! I don't take to kindly to anyone putting words in my mouth! I don't give a hoot if I had been mean/rude in what I said to GM or not, because of their inability to also comprehend what they read! Heck I guess you two could be called two peas in a pod! And if anyone attacked anyone here without provocation, that distinction solely goes to you again! Because of the simple fact that you thought to fight someone else's fight, who might not have wanted you too, but you jumped in anyway just like a "busybody". < < aka Mrs. Cravits  ROFL LMAO

                              I was also taught from a very young age that when a person who accuses someone else of something is most likely the guilty party to what they are trying to accuse the other person of! That's to get the attention away from them and what they are guilty of themselves! And your accusing me of being a bully, but I didn't jump in on someone else's heated discussion, Did I! No I didn't! You did ScaryChick! So who's the one here that's the bully and living in a life full of delusions? And again that distinction solely goes to you ScaryChick! Your delusions are that you think you are making a difference, but in reality your not Mrs. Cravits/ScaryChick! ROFL LMAO

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