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Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Posted: July 18, 2014, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

I already had my employer cut me down to 2 days a week, quit, you bet!

I think I would devote money and time to helping Vets and their families.

Sully16, I am sorry to hear that!  This is a painful experience on several levels to a person.  Yet another evidence of overpopulation, inflation increasing, theft increasing, and wistful employers/companies not receiving the community/nation support they require to keep and ADD to their full-time employees each year! 

Love/charity your neighbor -- switch to mainly buying American services and products people.

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

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    Posted: July 18, 2014, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

    You betcha I would quit, and leave them in the lurch.  The last time I described my boss to one of my fellow employees, I called her a malicious arsehole (used the nasty word), and she agreed with me, from what she has heard from me and others.

     

    On the other hand, I have lots of things that would keep me busy trying to do them.  And if we won enough, hubby has ideas of a shop he wants to open, and a couple of friends who would be able to help with it.

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      Posted: July 18, 2014, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

      Sully16, I am sorry to hear that!  This is a painful experience on several levels to a person.  Yet another evidence of overpopulation, inflation increasing, theft increasing, and wistful employers/companies not receiving the community/nation support they require to keep and ADD to their full-time employees each year! 

      Love/charity your neighbor -- switch to mainly buying American services and products people.

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      Yes i will have to quit mines now that i've discover the greatest historical discovery unknown to mankind,

      Yes Indeed,all because it would be very profitable for me,

      because i learnt alot over the past three weeks....

      And ""Time Traveling""is something unheard of in history,

      Now if you believe that or not its up to you,

      but as God as my witness

      From the future was the ..

      422..

      120..

      and the 178

      its all to amazing to even talk about it....

      So i won now i'm waiting to see history again

      Totally amazing

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        Posted: July 18, 2014, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

        Yes, I would then tell the owner and CEO of my Co. to go #*%$ themselves...

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          Posted: July 18, 2014, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

          Well, the idea of continuing 'work-for-pay' depends.  The survey didn't indicate how much monies were netted from the lottery win!!!  So, if after my accountant/I set aside the remaining 18% that would be due to Federal Income & Medicare+Taxes, I had a remainder/net worth of over $2.9M ... I would, within 1 month, quit my current paid work/job/career at any age!

          Because, in the above scenario, I would no longer have EXCESS daily time.  Instead, I would quickly need to switch my available daily "work time" of apx. 8 hours to: begin taking some part-time on-line finance/investing courses to invest apx. $2.5M; fill-out paperwork to join an on-line investment/options service; begin "pretend investing" into 4-5 different industries to benchmark my understanding/success rate; research and buy a well-kept 2 year-old vehicle; sell my current vehicle; research and buy a different home; arrange donating or selling many of my current usable, yet no longer desired furniture and electronics possessions; and move -- either within or outside of the state.  I would be SUPER BUSY that first 11-13 months post-win!

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

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            Posted: July 18, 2014, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

            Sully16, I am sorry to hear that!  This is a painful experience on several levels to a person.  Yet another evidence of overpopulation, inflation increasing, theft increasing, and wistful employers/companies not receiving the community/nation support they require to keep and ADD to their full-time employees each year! 

            Love/charity your neighbor -- switch to mainly buying American services and products people.

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            Thanks HaveABall, it was my choice to work less hours, for some much needed r&r, when I am ready they will be happy to give me more hours.

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

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              Posted: July 18, 2014, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

              This is the middle class mindset imho. The upper class thanks you for your desire to keep working to line their pockets

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                Posted: July 18, 2014, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                If i had a fire at home  id jump out the window  depending on the situation.  winning too much can be a lot of work,and maybe more than ever.

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                  Posted: July 18, 2014, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                  I would probably work for one more year,maybe in my state you can get ur monies anonymously.Don,t want to draw to much attention.

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                    Posted: July 18, 2014, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                    If I ever had a muti million dollar hit, I would seriously consider quitting. One of the advantages or dreams of hitting the lottery is to travel the world. Well it would be hard to see the world if you are still stuck at your job with only two weeks of vacation a year right?

                    Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                      Posted: July 18, 2014, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                      I took the lazy route and didn't even read the article before posting. Simple answer: YES!! a resounding YES!!!

                      "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                        Posted: July 18, 2014, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                        This is the middle class mindset imho. The upper class thanks you for your desire to keep working to line their pockets

                        I really hate to sound like a snob but i COMPLETELY AGREE!!! Most of us have been working for so long, so focused on that next pay check, the rent, the mortgage, retirement if lucky that we fail to realize that we really haven't been living....merely existing. Nothing wrong with that in some respects but most of us don't even think of life as it could/should be. We aim so much to survive that we forgot how to thrive.

                        We are all very different, but i am yet to conceive one possible scenario wherein I'd continue working (in teh same capacity i am now) should I win the lottery. I wholeheartedly find the question as ludicrous as i do insulting.

                        But to each their own i suppose.

                        "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                          Posted: July 18, 2014, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                          I think most people have been so focused on not loosing their jobs, saving for the future, paying those bills, taking care of the kids, keeping that security.... and in doing do, for years, they failed to develop hobbies, challenging interests, explored new ideas, traveled, relaxed and go beyond themselves. If i won the lottery I'd be the busiest man on planet earth. Soooooooo much to do. Soooooooo many places to explore. Sooooo many classes to enroll in. Sooooooo many books to read. Sooooooo many places to volunteer. Languages to learn. Cuases to devote to. Businesses to build. I could go on and on and on. Not to mention that managing your winnings is a full time job itself, that's why so many fools go broke after winning. When you win the lottery you are basically inheriting a business that requires serious management. 

                          Is this even a serious question??????

                          I am still seething from how insulting this question really really is. Am I alone in feeling this way???

                          "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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                            Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes, I would then tell the owner and CEO of my Co. to go #*%$ themselves...

                            Lots of people would probably do the same thing and those who say they will continue working will eventually do the same thing. I can't imagine winning $10 million or more after taxes and allowing some clown to order me around.

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                              Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                              This is the middle class mindset imho. The upper class thanks you for your desire to keep working to line their pockets

                              >>"This is the middle class mindset imho. The upper class thanks you for your desire to keep working to line their pockets." <<

                               

                              If that's the case why should the middle class even work if all that does according to you is line the pockets of the upper class.

                              We are middle class and we work to support our family by taking care of the mortgage, food , clothing and the necessary expenses needed for a normal life. if we were fortunate enough to win a major lottery there is a good chance my husband who is in the medical field would still keep his job but perhaps cut his hours a bit. I would keep doing all the daily chores of performing the duties of a housewife and raising a child without seeking outside help.