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

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Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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Posted: July 31, 2008, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: July 31, 2008, 1:28 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.

    Just the way some people are.

    I remember one jackpot winner saying her sister-in-law actually told her, "Oh good, now that we won...."

    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, 2:45 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!

      I would not tell my employer.  It is really none of his concern. I traded my hours for dollars and that is the extent of our arrangement. No one will find out in my case, I would claim it anonymously.  I would quit as soon as I know the money is secure in my bank account.  No need to worry about burning bridges, after a big jackpot win, I can build my own ;-)

      People’s outlook of you will change once they know that you have more than you need to live comfortably. They will see you as an atm, wells Fargo, etc.  As far as anyone will know I just got a better job...;-)

       

      That doesnt mean i will share, i will.. Because out of a desire to do so, not because i was asked or pestered.

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        Posted: August 1, 2008, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

        Since I live in Ohio I would claim it anonymously by a blind trust. I would still go in to work that day and go in the office and tell my boss that I  had to quit due to "personal reasons". I would stay till the first break not really working too hard. I wouldnt tell anyone at work that I won because it would cause quite a commotion. Say my goodbyes and then never come back again.  Then I would give my last couple checks to some  random person who looked like they could use it.

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          Posted: August 1, 2008, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          Very cute!  Love it. 

           

          I like what Chippie wrote.  If you've worked with/for people you've grown to like & respect, you can't just walk out on them.  However, if your boss was a creep and your co-workers were nasty, I'd suggest calling on Mon to say "There was a family emergency over the weekend & I have to leave the state!"  In most cases, waiting 2 weeks to cash in a ticket won't kill anyone.  I definitely would NOT want to stay at a job after winning a large jackpot.  Look what happened to that doorman in NY.  Maybe he did goof off, but maybe he's telling the truth & was fired because the other people working there resented his new fortune.  Still, after seeing all those photos, I'm sure he violated a lot of the co-op rules he signed when he took the job.   

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            Posted: August 1, 2008, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

            Since I live in Ohio I would claim it anonymously by a blind trust. I would still go in to work that day and go in the office and tell my boss that I  had to quit due to "personal reasons". I would stay till the first break not really working too hard. I wouldnt tell anyone at work that I won because it would cause quite a commotion. Say my goodbyes and then never come back again.  Then I would give my last couple checks to some  random person who looked like they could use it.

            I think that would make it pretty easy to figure out though. You'd probably be better off waiting until things are set up if you want no one to know. Then again, you might not care who finds out after you're gone. In a way that's how I feel because then it won't matter as much.

             

            If I was working for someone I'd still give a notice after a few days, it'd be hard and there would be a difference in my attitude, pretty much I just wouldn't put up with anyone's BS. If I get annoyed enough I wouldn't hesitate to say where they could shove it.

            You can't predict random.

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              Posted: August 1, 2008, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

              I don't think I would tell my boss about my lottery win that's insane, i'll just say it was for personal reasons.

              "Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
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                Posted: August 1, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                I work in one city and live in another so I dont think it would be too obvious for them to know.  It might take a bit to catch on and like you said by then I'll be gone. Sulk Off

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                  Posted: August 1, 2008, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                  There is no way I would tell my boss why I was leaving.  I would try to give proper notice (2 weeks).  I want as few people as possible to know I have won.

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                    Posted: August 2, 2008, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                    If it was a sizable jackpot, The first thing I would do is call in sick the next morning so I could take that ticket and lock it  up safe in a safe deposit box.  I would then go in and ask for a week's vacation and take that time to arrange things between my finance advisor and a CDARs bank.  At the end of that week, I would go make my claim at the lottery office, then head back to work before word was widespread and quit.  I would most likely tell my boss the reason for no notice is because of the jackpot, but ask him to be quiet about it.  I am sure he would not 'blab' except for his immediate boss and the division manager.  And that's okay.

                    For a lesser jackpot, I would give a two week notice before going to the lottery office simply because it might take two weeks to get everything set up.  I'd have to lock the ticket either in my fireproof safe in the basement or in a bank lockbox.  I like my boss, and I like my company.  But in this case, I would not tell them it was a jackpot, only that I am moving back to Texas.

                    I do have a quit-job minimum jackpot, though. I would not quit unless I could bank $10 million after actual taxes. 

                    Thinking about it, I would have to go in at night and clean all my personal stuff off my work computer before I quit.  Sun Smiley 

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                      Posted: August 3, 2008, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                      This is another thing I daydream about.  It's a wonder how I get anything done with all this daydreaming.  LOL. 

                      In my head, this is how it would go down: I'd go back to work, but over a period of a week, every day I'd take a few items of personal stuff home with me until it was all cleared.  Then I'd leave my ID badge on my desk along with a letter of resignation. 

                      In reality, I'd talk to my boss face to face and say that due to personal reasons I am putting in my two weeks notice.   

                      That's being nice considering my boss is evil and can be really mean to people.  They are quick to tell people if you don't like it here, you are free to go.

                      Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.

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                        Posted: August 3, 2008, 12:22 am - IP Logged

                        I definitely would not tell, however, I would provide a two week notice.


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                          Posted: August 3, 2008, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                          This is another thing I daydream about.  It's a wonder how I get anything done with all this daydreaming.  LOL. 

                          In my head, this is how it would go down: I'd go back to work, but over a period of a week, every day I'd take a few items of personal stuff home with me until it was all cleared.  Then I'd leave my ID badge on my desk along with a letter of resignation. 

                          In reality, I'd talk to my boss face to face and say that due to personal reasons I am putting in my two weeks notice.   

                          That's being nice considering my boss is evil and can be really mean to people.  They are quick to tell people if you don't like it here, you are free to go.

                          I just love your signature...lol

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                            Posted: August 3, 2008, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                            I guess I should say I work online and have never met any of the people I work for.  That's probably why I would want to scan and email my winning ticket.  I wouldn't tell anybody around me I won.  I'm sure the local media would do that for me since I live in a different state than I play in.

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                              Posted: August 3, 2008, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                              That is the worst thing you could possibly do.  Taxes, man, taxes.  See an estate attorney first and keep your mouth shut to co-workers and friends.  Get your ducks in a row first!