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after winning a jackpot what would you buy first?

a car [ 32 ]  [30.48%]
a house [ 36 ]  [34.29%]
a new wardrobe [ 3 ]  [2.86%]
other [ 34 ]  [32.38%]
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Posted: June 16, 2005, 2:45 am - IP Logged

there are people in this world who really enjoy working.  no amount of money would make them stop.

                                                                  Cheers

I've always figured it's all a matter of what a person calls 'work'.  Most jobs I ever had I thought it was crazy they'd pay someone to do it, liked them pretty well until I got so I didn't.  But it also is a matter of whether there's any challenge to  it, whether the folks who give the orders are able to do it in a way that keeps a person wanting to do what they say to do, whether the job feels like it needs doing.  But even with all that a lot of people wouldn't continue doing what they were doing before they didn't have to anymore.  Likely as not they'd do something else they enjoy more, and sometimes that will be something others think of as work.

I suppose what I find troublesome is the fact that we tend to make a lot of value judgements about whether the way others spend their time are  'good' ways or a worthy ones.  But my particular body of experience has been that I spent a lot of years doing things that I thought were 'important' and elevating my own esteem based on those things, but discovering by long hindsight that those things weren't important at all, didn't actually need doing, and that any self-elevating I gave myself from it was illusion.

But a great part of those kinds of value judgements were the result of listening to the value judgements of others, combined with the ego driven desire to be important.

In retrospect, I'd say some of the worst grunt jobs, some of the least 'important' ones.... construction, for instance, might well have been the most worthwhile jobs I ever did in my life, because I was, at least, producing something.

From my perspective, the end of the career days are the wrong time to make such discoveries.  Younger folks, whether they are lottery winners or just muddling along trying to get through the years, might do well to back off and consider how they're spending all those precious hours of their lives while they still have a lot of them left to shape into something that suits them, as opposed to letting someone else do the shaping.

Just my way of looking at it.

Jack

 

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    by definition work means: to fashion or create a useful or desired product by expending labor or exertion.
    when i was younger i didn't mind this simple 4 letter word but as i got older i realized it meant entirely another thing. Because if you weren't being rewarded for it it wasn't all that much fun most of the time. Because it meant that i couldn't do things i wanted to do. Then i found out you could get paid for it so i thought what the heck i'd work for money doing everything i like to do. And i did. Then as i reached what i observed was the age of reasoning i realized that this work thing wasn't all it's cracked up to be because of several reasons. One being if i wasn't working for myself then i must work for someone else. It was a lot easier working for someone else but at what cost the better employee i was to whatever outfit i worked the more they wanted out of me to do keeping me from further being able to do things i wanted to do.
    Mainly because i was spending more time slaving for them than doing what i needed to or wanted to at home. Then it hit me smack in the face i liked working because i was doing something to help benefit mankind. NOT!! me and all the other suckers i was working with were making someone else rich. They were using us we weren't using them we could never obtain what they had, never earn enough to go into business for ourselves. WORK is a 4 letter word not always a good one.
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      Posted: June 16, 2005, 8:24 am - IP Logged

      I hope a lot of people read your post carefully and repeatedly, Four4me.

      Jack

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        Posted: June 16, 2005, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

        Thank,s Rip yea i got a kick out of writing that cause i know what it means to climb the ladder and get knocked off for whatever reason and climb the ladder again. A part of living. Most have been through it. I could write a lot about the thing called work also. While i know there has to be to doer's and the owners. Some even get satisfaction out of their chosen professions which in some cases translates to success. Working for a living and scraping every penny together pay check to pay check. Just to keep food on the table and roofs over heads. The less fortunite are left to scramble through the want adds looking for part time jobs to make everything they want happen for themselves and their familys. The more fortunite employees whom are gettin far too much money for less work are suvirvors of another kind. hiding behing degrees that mommy and daddy paid for.

        Truly the individuals that can work for someone else and overlook all the obsticles pay for a home and raise their children to become tax paying adults are heroes.

        So if people who might win millions of dollars want to work for free or pay that's ok by me. I just know if i win that much it'll be enough work for me just trying to keep peoples hands off my money. And i could do all the things i always wanted to do and never could afford to do.

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          i can say this if i ever win a jackpot i see no reason to keep working and filling another bosses pockets while a little bit trickles down to me although i did the biggest part of the work.once you get to the top its strange how those at the bottom do the most work for the least part of the pie.something is backwards about that.one of the hardest jobs i ever had was working in a mcdonalds.those people have a harder job than people think they do.its one of the reasons i do security work because i sit on my butt making hundreds of dollars a week reading books all night.when i found that job and saw i could make that money without sweating my brains out i took it.been there five years in one spot and its the easiest money i've ever made.i even took off nearly a year after winning some on the lottery last year.my brother has a phd in journalism and has been with fed ex twenty years.me i've just kind of drifted from job to job and never took any college courses because i feel like i already learned what i need to know in the school of life.i might eventually go take courses to get a better job eventually but i'm doing well and i'm content with where i'm at........

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            Posted: June 16, 2005, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

            Lottomike:

            I agree with you.  Those folks in food service all have a tough gig.  The managers make a bit more, but on an hourly wage basis they'd be about on a par with someone in a third world country.

            Good to hear you enjoy your job.

            Jack

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              Posted: June 16, 2005, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

              thanks rip,thats what more people should do if they have the chance.if you don't like your job look for something else that you might like better.

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                Posted: June 19, 2005, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                just read where another near record payout was paid on powerball,when lower numbers hit a split jackpot is very possible....

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                  Posted: June 22, 2005, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                  looks like most people chose a house as the first thing they would purchase.

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                    Posted: June 24, 2005, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                    just winning a jackpot and having the money and not having to worry about bills would make me contentSmiley Santa

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                      Posted: June 24, 2005, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                      smoke a cuban cigar first then think what to do after winning.

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                        Posted: July 2, 2005, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                        good idea i think i'll try thatCheers

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                          Posted: July 6, 2005, 8:00 am - IP Logged

                          .....and a very expensive bottle of champaigne


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                            Posted: July 6, 2005, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                            well i am clueless untill that day comes ( any jackpot please)

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                              Posted: July 7, 2005, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                              anything is possible....

                                 
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