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UK Lotto player wins $12.7 million but sticks with job helping elderly

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Posted: November 12, 2013, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

I hate to be the only one to point out an obvious fact.  But he is helping the elderly becauseHE IS elderly. (Well almost anyway)

And besides, he should just quit, and perhaps just become a professional volunteer.

Its all good.  Good Luck to the winner!  Go easy on that champagne.

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    B2B- He plays the game to win just like everyone else,  thing is in his case he sees what his priorities are,  and to him its helping others at present.  It could very well be that in a few years from now, he could say- l did what l could, l will pass the mantle to others.
    I would rather read a story like this than some lunkhead blowing through his fortune in a few years on drugs & alcohol and saying " at least l had a great time".
    I salute this guy.

    A perfect response Noise-gate. When one wins that much money, one cannot spend 24/7 and be happy.  One has to feed the brain and the soul. Amen to him for being down to earth and remembering those in need and not feeling above it all in getting his own hands dirty.

    J'aime La France.

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      " His helping the Elderly because his elderly?" - that statement does not hold water LB.
      Ever visit a hospital or care home recently- the care staff is almost all under 40 years of age in the places l have seen * California.When was the last time you had a 60 something nurse look at your chart?
      Almost all of the care staff are Phillipino as well. Elderly staff is almost always in Management unless things are different in your neck of the woods.

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        Posted: November 12, 2013, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

        There are many qualified people who would wish find work in 2013 and can't find any and since Ron Elliot doesn't really need the job I think he should let someone else have it and maybe if he likes his job so much then he can volunteer.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          There are many qualified people who would wish find work in 2013 and can't find any and since Ron Elliot doesn't really need the job I think he should let someone else have it and maybe if he likes his job so much then he can volunteer.

          His only getting 15 grand a year bud, its not like his pulling down K100 .Plus the residents may not want some new blood waiting on them. You know how the Elderly can climb on walls & furniture when they dont get their way.  Perhaps Ron knows how to handle them. You don't fix what is not broke.

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            There are many qualified people who would wish find work in 2013 and can't find any and since Ron Elliot doesn't really need the job I think he should let someone else have it and maybe if he likes his job so much then he can volunteer.

            I agree, maringoman.  In this 13-year huge depression/recession, there is still someone capable who would be greatly helped by taking over this $15K/annual part-time job.

            It would be great if this jackpot winner gave a couple of weeks notice, helped interview the new part-time job applicants, still gave all the residents a big December party, and maybe even donated monies so that instead of one part-time employee being hired TWO part-time employees (paid 20 hours per week, each) could be hired.

            What?

            Regardless, congratulations to this lottery jackpot winner!!! Disney

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

            Disney

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              I agree, maringoman.  In this 13-year huge depression/recession, there is still someone capable who would be greatly helped by taking over this $15K/annual part-time job.

              It would be great if this jackpot winner gave a couple of weeks notice, helped interview the new part-time job applicants, still gave all the residents a big December party, and maybe even donated monies so that instead of one part-time employee being hired TWO part-time employees (paid 20 hours per week, each) could be hired.

              What?

              Regardless, congratulations to this lottery jackpot winner!!! Disney

              Look- this is a known fact, some people just love to work, its not about the money. You tell them to quit just because they won the lottery,  its been known that such action has  hastened people to their graves. If his loved by his community of Elderly persons, l think it's up to him say when his ready to go. Its not like his job is paying a great deal.
              There are some millionaire jackpot winners in this country who have continued to work despite winning millions, does one push them out the door?
              Once again,  its not about the money,  they just figure that they would be bored if they retired. People react differently to retirement. It's not like his still collecting foodstamps after his windfall.

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                I agree, maringoman.  In this 13-year huge depression/recession, there is still someone capable who would be greatly helped by taking over this $15K/annual part-time job.

                It would be great if this jackpot winner gave a couple of weeks notice, helped interview the new part-time job applicants, still gave all the residents a big December party, and maybe even donated monies so that instead of one part-time employee being hired TWO part-time employees (paid 20 hours per week, each) could be hired.

                What?

                Regardless, congratulations to this lottery jackpot winner!!! Disney

                HaveABall    I think he afraid of the loneliness that many seniors nearing retirement experience. There are people who have no life outside their careers, a shame. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of people out there who are pushed to desperation by the tough economic times through no fault of their own. Ron Elliot should consider them now that he has been rewarded so well.

                That money's gone fo ever

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                  His only getting 15 grand a year bud, its not like his pulling down K100 .Plus the residents may not want some new blood waiting on them. You know how the Elderly can climb on walls & furniture when they dont get their way.  Perhaps Ron knows how to handle them. You don't fix what is not broke.

                  £15,000 is almost $24,000. I am sure there are plenty of people here in the US and over there in UK who would happily take a job that pays that. It's not much but it is something. I am happy for Mr Elliot but I disagree with his decision about staying on the job. 

                  That money's gone fo ever

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                    £15,000 is almost $24,000. I am sure there are plenty of people here in the US and over there in UK who would happily take a job that pays that. It's not much but it is something. I am happy for Mr Elliot but I disagree with his decision about staying on the job. 

                    Get this Maringoman:In order to help out people in the recession - The farmers in the valley out here  offered people $12.00 an hour to pick strawberries & not a single Caucasian or Black lasted past noontime- all complained about " their backs"..l would submit to you that there are " some people" who are not prepared to do hard work..Walmart offers part time jobs yet you see  people standing in their parking lots with signs asking for money. What's going on?- looking for the easy way out.

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                      £15,000 is almost $24,000. I am sure there are plenty of people here in the US and over there in UK who would happily take a job that pays that. It's not much but it is something. I am happy for Mr Elliot but I disagree with his decision about staying on the job. 

                      You are assuming his position would be filled. They may just split up his duties among existing staff. I will never understand people who think people should step aside in any job if they win the lottery.  They worked to get that job and they are just as entitled to keep it if they wish to do so. This guy probably has a great relationship with these people that is irreplaceable. Ministering to the sick and elderly is not not something one just walks away from if they have a calling to do it. Would you have expected Mother Teresa to have said, if she won the lottery, "see you later street urchins, I am going to Disneyland!!!"?

                      J'aime La France.

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                        You are assuming his position would be filled. They may just split up his duties among existing staff. I will never understand people who think people should step aside in any job if they win the lottery.  They worked to get that job and they are just as entitled to keep it if they wish to do so. This guy probably has a great relationship with these people that is irreplaceable. Ministering to the sick and elderly is not not something one just walks away from if they have a calling to do it. Would you have expected Mother Teresa to have said, if she won the lottery, "see you later street urchins, I am going to Disneyland!!!"?

                        First of all if the company that employed Ron was effieciently ran then they would have to hire someone to take over Ron's place when he left. Effieciency here means every employee has enough work to keep them busy and cannot possible take on more work. Also Ron Elliot is not the only person who can do his job. What one man can do another can do, no? New RNs & LPNs are hired all the time and the patients understand that that is part of life.

                        That money's gone fo ever

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                          First of all if the company that employed Ron was effieciently ran then they would have to hire someone to take over Ron's place when he left. Effieciency here means every employee has enough work to keep them busy and cannot possible take on more work. Also Ron Elliot is not the only person who can do his job. What one man can do another can do, no? New RNs & LPNs are hired all the time and the patients understand that that is part of life.

                          MM, a "calling" is something different and more than a job.

                          J'aime La France.

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                            MM, a "calling" is something different and more than a job.

                            That is true from the perspective of the individual. But from the general perspective Ron Elliot is just a worker. A good worker but still a worker. He trades his energy and enthusiasm for £15,000 a year. If he were to give up that salary and volunteer even if for part-time hours then it would show beyond doubt that he has a calling.

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                              That is true from the perspective of the individual. But from the general perspective Ron Elliot is just a worker. A good worker but still a worker. He trades his energy and enthusiasm for £15,000 a year. If he were to give up that salary and volunteer even if for part-time hours then it would show beyond doubt that he has a calling.

                              I think Ron Elliott is " More than just a worker"- he sees those in his care as a major responsibility. If those Elderly were interviewed and asked " how would you feel about Ron quitting his position here", dementia or not, the elderly may declare open war for all we know.  He could be the piece in the puzzle,  the rubberband that is not supposed to break.
                              We read a report and come up with all kinds of scenarios as to why he should hightail it out of there, but all of us know that he is not sticking around for the money- heck his even going to throw a party for those folk with his winnings and not as a " going away present"- like l said, Ron is for real.
                              Just as an illustration: When Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave-and word got to the religious Leaders of that event, they sought to kill both Jesus and Lazarus.
                              Let's not attempt to undermine Ron's good deed.