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Would you quit your job if you won the lottery? Many say no

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IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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Posted: May 27, 2016, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

Anything over 2 million and I'm done.  Working for others sucks!  I was 100% self employed for 6yrs running sites and its an amazing feeling doing what you want when you want. I would laugh at the 9 to 5 people as they were stuck in traffic being sheep... now  I'm one of those loosers.  Personally I'd buy more rental property.  I currently have 2 rentals.

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    Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:39 am - IP Logged

    Why would you give your time to enrich some corporation or some business owner?  I'd rather donate my time to the needy all day at some helpline org or open my own charity and get busy that way.

    First thing I'd do after winning the lottery is buy a big RV and travel across the US.

    Well said, TIME is invaluable. Not to mention time for family, why would people keep working and miss many things in their family's lives  just so they can 'feel' - busy, needed, and companionship. 

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      Posted: May 28, 2016, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

      I have a job where i have to deal with the public every day. I would continue to work until the first customer i had gave me a hard time about something. This would more then likely be day one after i hit so once the day was over goodbye job.

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        Double nickel baby here, I'd be gone.  That's about $670K in KY.  Already getting an Army pension so why stick around?  They canceled a co-worker to come in @ 11 yesterday and the two of us worked like dogs in a 26 bed PICU, so being treated like that makes up mind once and for all.

        Good point with - "being treated like that"

        SO many companies are SO based on JUST making money and that is all that matters.  Even small companies. They treat front-line employees like dirt - no training, long hours, ect.  Then they replace you if you make one mistake (and often that is due to lack of proper training or the company not giving you the tools needed to do the job they are asking)

        So the people they talked to were not in these type jobs, that is clear.

        Wonder if they went to silicon valley?

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          Posted: May 29, 2016, 7:28 am - IP Logged

          Good point with - "being treated like that"

          SO many companies are SO based on JUST making money and that is all that matters.  Even small companies. They treat front-line employees like dirt - no training, long hours, ect.  Then they replace you if you make one mistake (and often that is due to lack of proper training or the company not giving you the tools needed to do the job they are asking)

          So the people they talked to were not in these type jobs, that is clear.

          Wonder if they went to silicon valley?

          Your last sentence is exactly what I was thinking especially some of the companies named.  Good catch there.

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            I would be out of there faster than you could say toodles! I'm an ER nurse and for anything more than 5 mil they can have that job. There's no way that after a 7 figure pay day anyone would spend another moment holding down a drugged up psych patient or dealing with another 18 year old with a cold who can't seem to understand why the doctor didn't rush right in to see her. Besides, knowing you don't need to put up with stuff like that just makes for a volatile situation. It's best for all parties if you leave. 

             

            2-5 million I'd probably do the bare minimum to keep my license intact. I'm only 31 and I haven't even owned my house 2 years so I'd feel the need to be cautious.

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              Oh and I failed to mention that for anything above 10 million I'm moving to Aruba! B-D

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                Posted: May 29, 2016, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                I would get a 2nd job... So I could quit it too

                LOL!

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                  I would be out of there faster than you could say toodles! I'm an ER nurse and for anything more than 5 mil they can have that job. There's no way that after a 7 figure pay day anyone would spend another moment holding down a drugged up psych patient or dealing with another 18 year old with a cold who can't seem to understand why the doctor didn't rush right in to see her. Besides, knowing you don't need to put up with stuff like that just makes for a volatile situation. It's best for all parties if you leave. 

                   

                  2-5 million I'd probably do the bare minimum to keep my license intact. I'm only 31 and I haven't even owned my house 2 years so I'd feel the need to be cautious.

                  At least in the ER you get to 'treat 'em and street 'em'.  As for that 18 y/o probably some entitled person, or so they perceive the world owes them something.  Running up healthcare costs for non-ER visits.

                   

                  I certainly would not miss the child abuse cases and can't help think Karma when those <snip>s go to jail.

                  You could certainly make it on 2-5 million and be on your way.  Let the license lapse, why would you care about that?  LOL.

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                    Posted: May 29, 2016, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Lol just because you never know. Accidents and divorces happen. Losing 2 million is NOT inconceivable. Don't get me wrong, if I were set up with some SOLID investments and was living off my returns eventually I'd tell them to kiss it lol.

                     

                    The ONLY good part about the ER is you can treat em and street em but remember they come back lol. Although you still have that small sect of people where that just isn't good enough either. Non emergent is the majority of what we do and of course it is your least sick that have the energy to be VERY annoying. You know its all about those PRC scores and it begins in the ER. The big push now is to get the minor care patents out as quickly as possible because of the direct link between length of stay in the ED and satisfaction scores. So now we get to push these people to the front of the line instead of drilling it through their heads that this isn't FastMed or the free clinic. Instead management wants us to pander to these people which of course reinforces that they should come back instead of actually working with a primary care MD. Its a vicious, never ending cycle. In fact, I work in a "free standing" ER which has been our hospital's attempt to take the heat off the main hospital/trauma center. I think what has happened is instead of deflecting traffic from the main hospital we have developed our own "customer" base. When I first started January last year we were averaging about 70-75 patients per day. A little over a year later we are now averaging over 100 patients a day in a 12 bed department. They were supposed to construct us a little "fast track" area but because ortho makes more money than we do they've decided to build them a brand new extension next door instead. So here we are figuring out where to put these people..closets...hallways...whatever we have. ...now that I'm getting mad thinking about it maybe I would figure out how to make 2 million bucks last the next 50 years! lol

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                      Posted: May 29, 2016, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                      They should of asked them if they would continue working where they are. I'm sure 98% would of said no like myself.

                      I agree.

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                        Posted: May 29, 2016, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                        Lol just because you never know. Accidents and divorces happen. Losing 2 million is NOT inconceivable. Don't get me wrong, if I were set up with some SOLID investments and was living off my returns eventually I'd tell them to kiss it lol.

                         

                        The ONLY good part about the ER is you can treat em and street em but remember they come back lol. Although you still have that small sect of people where that just isn't good enough either. Non emergent is the majority of what we do and of course it is your least sick that have the energy to be VERY annoying. You know its all about those PRC scores and it begins in the ER. The big push now is to get the minor care patents out as quickly as possible because of the direct link between length of stay in the ED and satisfaction scores. So now we get to push these people to the front of the line instead of drilling it through their heads that this isn't FastMed or the free clinic. Instead management wants us to pander to these people which of course reinforces that they should come back instead of actually working with a primary care MD. Its a vicious, never ending cycle. In fact, I work in a "free standing" ER which has been our hospital's attempt to take the heat off the main hospital/trauma center. I think what has happened is instead of deflecting traffic from the main hospital we have developed our own "customer" base. When I first started January last year we were averaging about 70-75 patients per day. A little over a year later we are now averaging over 100 patients a day in a 12 bed department. They were supposed to construct us a little "fast track" area but because ortho makes more money than we do they've decided to build them a brand new extension next door instead. So here we are figuring out where to put these people..closets...hallways...whatever we have. ...now that I'm getting mad thinking about it maybe I would figure out how to make 2 million bucks last the next 50 years! lol

                        Hear you loud and clear.  The average Joe has no idea how broken our healthcare is.  It is slightly different where I work in a PICU, many kids come in over and over again.  Most of them are chronic, CP types or from a nearby convalescent center.  We call them frequent flyers.  Where I had my heart surgery, I heard the Dr. in the hallway refer to 'those types' as frequent offenders.

                         

                         

                        You can vouch working in the ER that so many of your patients do not take care of their health.  You know, the heavy smokers/boozers, but now the shift is to the drug abusers.  It is quite scary and believe this will further bankrupt a broken healthcare system quickly.  Think what it does to SSI/SS you name it.  Also so many folks don't work and feel their 'entitled' to everything for free while the average Joe pays through the wazoo.  I don't know about your hospital chain, but our healthcare is not free for employees.

                         

                        Yes, Ijustwannawin, you could certainly make it on 2-5 million.

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                          Hear you loud and clear.  The average Joe has no idea how broken our healthcare is.  It is slightly different where I work in a PICU, many kids come in over and over again.  Most of them are chronic, CP types or from a nearby convalescent center.  We call them frequent flyers.  Where I had my heart surgery, I heard the Dr. in the hallway refer to 'those types' as frequent offenders.

                           

                           

                          You can vouch working in the ER that so many of your patients do not take care of their health.  You know, the heavy smokers/boozers, but now the shift is to the drug abusers.  It is quite scary and believe this will further bankrupt a broken healthcare system quickly.  Think what it does to SSI/SS you name it.  Also so many folks don't work and feel their 'entitled' to everything for free while the average Joe pays through the wazoo.  I don't know about your hospital chain, but our healthcare is not free for employees.

                           

                          Yes, Ijustwannawin, you could certainly make it on 2-5 million.

                          I'll put it to you like this...I had better health care coverage before I became a nurse when I worked for a pharmaceutical company...

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                            Posted: May 29, 2016, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                            Anything over 2 million and I'm done.  Working for others sucks!  I was 100% self employed for 6yrs running sites and its an amazing feeling doing what you want when you want. I would laugh at the 9 to 5 people as they were stuck in traffic being sheep... now  I'm one of those loosers.  Personally I'd buy more rental property.  I currently have 2 rentals.

                            Darn good idea. I want to get into real estate investing one of these days but its a cash game. A nice lotto win would certainly help with the cash!

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                              I believe it depends on the amount if someone or a couple wins $5 million from the lottery (maybe $3.5 after taxes) that money is probably enough to pay bills, put food on the table and retire. Let's say for example the elderly Tennessee couple that won the 1/3 billion powerball jackpot. The wife Mrs. Robinson worked at a physicians office do you think the medical staff still wanted her there after winning such a large lump sum, Mrs.Robinson didn't need to work as hard as before. As for Mr. Robinson He was a warehouse manager I don't think anyone at his job would want to be around a multi-millionaire or take orders from one. So they we're probably forced to quit because if they're good fortune. If I won tomorrows $235 million mega millions jackpot I'd quit pronto and lay low.