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Boss wins lottery, stays on job for his staff

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LONDON — A Briton who won a £7.7 million (US$11.9 million) in a lottery has promised to continue working for the sake of his employees who had even worked for free to save his recession-hit firm.

There is no longer any need for Ivan Westbury, 64, to go to work. But he has pledged to keep working to save the jobs of his 30 employees.

Westbury, who supplies lightning protection, shared the win with his wife Susan.

"It couldn't have come at a better time. Everyone's job is secure.

"The employees of the company have stood behind us through tough times when the banks wouldn't help us. So we can't just walk away and leave them in the lurch now. There are no jobs out there," Westbury was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

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Posted: July 27, 2010, 6:18 am - IP Logged

True humanitarian.

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    Posted: July 27, 2010, 7:35 am - IP Logged

    Cheers


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      Posted: July 27, 2010, 7:52 am - IP Logged

      Thumbs UpWhat a good guy, that the kind of boss you want,I must say cheers to the employees.Cheers They too did a noble thing by supporting their boss in a time of recession.A win, win for everybody.CONGRAT!!!!!!!!Party

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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        Posted: July 27, 2010, 10:13 am - IP Logged

        That's very nice of him. Yes Nod

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

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          Posted: July 27, 2010, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

          I like reading this kind of story.....with all the negativity, it's good to know that good things happen to good people.....

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            Posted: July 27, 2010, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulations, Westburys, on your tax-free lottery jackpot win!!!

            What fun.  Now you are able to promote a couple of those faithful employees to executive management positions soon, so that your family will be able to take quarterly 1-2 week eppisodes away from work.  I hope you won't put-off enjoying these jackpot monies for longer than 1-2 quarters.

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            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

            Disney

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              Posted: July 27, 2010, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

              PartyCongrats...thats so sweet......

              "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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                Posted: July 27, 2010, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                may god continue to bless him there are still some good hearted people on this earth

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                  Posted: July 27, 2010, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                  Lightning even strikes at lightning protection firms. Mr Westbury sounds like a good man. He deserves it.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

                  "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                    Posted: July 27, 2010, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Lightning even strikes at lightning protection firms. Mr Westbury sounds like a good man. He deserves it.

                    Yes!

                    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                    Disney

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                      Posted: July 27, 2010, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to "The Boss" and his employees ...........

                      I am hoping that the lottery lightning strikes me tomorrow !

                      US Flag 35% in taxes is enough for the Regime !

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                        Posted: July 27, 2010, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                        Hurray!What a loving, kind man!  Congratulations to him and is crew.

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                          Posted: July 28, 2010, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                          Good guy. That'd be a tough spot to be, big jackpot winner and a boss who determines the fate of many. You'd want to quit to enjoy everything that comes with being a jackpot winner but if you do so you cause a lot of unemployment. Maybe he'll be able to promote some people and be able to take a long vacation and enjoy the money.

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                            Posted: July 29, 2010, 7:07 am - IP Logged

                            What a boss! Talk about being loyal to those who were loyal to you!