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so would you tell your boss why you were quitting your job

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GamerMom's avatar - tails

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Posted: July 30, 2008, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

if you decided to quit when you hit the big JP?  I mean eventually s/he wound find out but this is assuming you wanted to quit the moment you confirmed you were a winner.   

 

How would you do it? take this job and shove it? or would you be nice about it?

 

I have visions of scanning my ticket and attaching it to an email with the subject:  Letter of resignation.

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: July 30, 2008, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

    Right now I don't have a boss, but when I did, I definitely would have given 2 weeks notice, or at least enough time to allow the company to make arrangements to replace me.  In this economy it would take a few hours!  Lee County FL has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

    I would never say why I was leaving.  I'd probably just say I decided to move back to Boston or take some time off. 

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      Posted: July 30, 2008, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

      I honestly don't know if I could concentrate 2 more weeks to work.  I guess it depends too on how long it takes to get the JP money deposited into your bank account.  Not sure how FLA lottery works


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        I honestly don't know if I could concentrate 2 more weeks to work.  I guess it depends too on how long it takes to get the JP money deposited into your bank account.  Not sure how FLA lottery works

        I would immediately quit, but with a financial understanding between me and my employer. I would probably give a high end estimate of what i would owe if I had still been working for the next two weeks.

        I'd also give extra just because.

        I totally agree GamerMom. I couldn't stand the wait. Too busy planning.

        I couldn't leave this place fast enough...lol

        Bottom line, I'd make sure my employer was satisfied, especially with perks.

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          Posted: July 30, 2008, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

          I would quit immediately. Whether or not I'm nice about it depends on how I was treated at that job. A piece of paper is very fragile. Who knows what might happen to it. I might lose my wallet. I might forget to take my wallet out of my pants and put it in the wash. Someone might steal my wallet. I am a person who has no problem claiming the very next day. I want that money in the bank. I'll get advice AFTER I actually have the money.

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: July 30, 2008, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

            I would quit immediately. Whether or not I'm nice about it depends on how I was treated at that job. A piece of paper is very fragile. Who knows what might happen to it. I might lose my wallet. I might forget to take my wallet out of my pants and put it in the wash. Someone might steal my wallet. I am a person who has no problem claiming the very next day. I want that money in the bank. I'll get advice AFTER I actually have the money.

            my thoughts exactly.  if I won tonight I would be in tallahassee tomorrow.

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              Posted: July 30, 2008, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

              my thoughts exactly.  if I won tonight I would be in tallahassee tomorrow.

              Claiming hours at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters starts at 8:30AM. If I win tonight's $75,000,000 Powerball or $2,000,000 Lotto, I'll be walking up to the clerk at 8:30AM on the dot.Cool

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: July 30, 2008, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                Waiting out the two weeks seems like the right thing, but truth be known if you made that kind of score anything that even upset you a little bit and you'd be out of there, right then and there.

                As a lot of casino workers say, if they're going to fire you how much notice do you get?

                Scared

                One of our shift managers got 100% vested in the profit sharing, and once he knew that he told us it bcame harder and harder to show up at work every night. This was in the early 1980s and he showed us his check after he quit - $333,333.33

                (He wound up blowing it all gambling and going back to work less than two years later- another Las vegas "success story").

                As a side note to all this, I remember reading in a self-help book that the most common time for heart attacks in America is during the morning commute rush hour, most often on Mondays. People hate their jobs so bad and hate the thought of going bck to them after their days off that their body actually shuts down on them!

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: July 31, 2008, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                  Honesty, if I won a big jackpot, my mind says that I would probably quit the same day. If I needed the money until I got the paycheck, I would probably stay a little bit longer.

                  "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 31, 2008, 12:34 am - IP Logged

                    I think it depends on your personal situation.  It's true that we can all be replaced, sometimes by machines.  LOL  However, as times goes on, you learn that many things you do in life has an effect on others.  If it doesn't matter to you, then I guess that's okay.  I'm not patting myself on the back, because I'm done some terrible things in my life. However, as we get older and do an inventory of crappy vs nice stuff, it's a good feeling to have more in the nice stuff column.  (I'm still working on that.)   

                     

                    Oh, BTW - I've walked out of jobs without notice, but not where I was treated fairly. 

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                      I've worked for the same company for 20 years so if I ever won a jackpot I'd call HR very quickly and start planning my retirement.... I have so much accrued leave time I'd get about 3 months of "pre retirement vacation" at full pay :) Dance So I'd be able to be "on vacation" while working with financial advisors to make sure I can stay that way.  And to let my coworkers know I was leaving ... I have an old Far Side cartoon that I've been saving ... guy in a Hawaiian shirt has a hammock strung up across his desk and he's stretched out in it strumming on a ukulele waiting for the boss to show up so he can tell him he just won a jackpot and was quitting.  I'd enlarge it, edit it to reflect that it was me who was in that hammock,  then make copies and leave one on each person's desk  Big Grin Angel I'd probably give 2 weeks notice cuz it takes that long to "retire" from the place. Though poor coworkers ... that place is so slow it takes about 8 months to replace an employee no matter how many people are clammoring for the job.   But I'm just not that nice Red Devil  I won't hang around til the new person gets hired.

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                        Posted: July 31, 2008, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                        As crazy as it might sound, I envision winning enough...but, not enough to tell my employer, see ya!  See Ya!I'm looking at just enough to be comfortable, get rid of the anxiety and focus all that wasted energy on somethings more constructive be it charity/volunteer stuff, family time or whatever!

                        But, ya'll are right, I couldn't get to the lottery office fast enough!Big Smile

                        To answer the question, as it is, assuming I did hit the big JP, I would give two weeks notice and tell them why.  I'm not one to burn bridges!  Besides, they would find out eventually anyway.  It's a small world we live in today!

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                          Posted: July 31, 2008, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                          I respect people and what they have done for me.

                          If I didnt have that job I would not have been able

                          to purchase that 'winning' lotto ticket.

                           

                          I would resign and give my boss 2 weeks notice.

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                            Posted: July 31, 2008, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

                            Even if you love your job, co-workers are going to treat you a little differently and as one jackpot winner said, when you win, some people think you have become their ATM.

                            If you found yourself in that kind of situation you'd have to quit.

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: July 31, 2008, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                              people think you have become their ATM

                               

                              I never understood why people think that way.  Even if my own mother won I wouldn't expect anything from her. HOPEFULLY she would throw me a couple a bucks but it's her win, not mine.