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Will You QUIT Your Current Job

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Will you quit your job if won 1 Million Dollars

yes, with a 2 week notice [ 8 ]  [17.39%]
yes, without a notice [ 10 ]  [21.74%]
no [ 19 ]  [41.30%]
im already unemployed [ 6 ]  [13.04%]
what is a job [ 3 ]  [6.52%]
Total Valid Votes [ 46 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
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Posted: September 17, 2013, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

Work is NOT life!

I'd have to hit at least 10 Mil on the Lotto to quit my current job.  I'd pay off my house, my bills, set up my kids college funds, invest, put some away for savings and become a full time Musican.  I'd still be 'working' though, even though it's something I love doing.  So I don't see how life isn't WORK, IMO.

"JACKPOT BABY!" ...those elusive words still elude me! LOL

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    Posted: September 17, 2013, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

    Well, I just work in a store at the moment and I like the guys I work with and the boss is awesome and I wouldn't want to just leave straight away and leave him a staff member down.

     

    Plus I would have to win enough to not work again for it to be worth quitting.

     

    I would guess I would work for a month or two more then maybe after a year or so buy some property to fix up and rent out.

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    EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

    UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

    2016 Total: -£24

    Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

     

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      Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

      My wife must be extremely confident.  Last thursday she told her boss "to take this job abd shove it". I'm proud of her!"

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        Posted: September 19, 2013, 10:56 am - IP Logged

        Work is NOT life!

        I agree.

         HyperBe Happy.

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          Posted: September 19, 2013, 11:42 am - IP Logged

          There's a fair chance I'd be down in Mississippi and up to no good.

          Heh,heh,heh...

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            Posted: September 19, 2013, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

            not enuff Hit With Stick

            I need more See Ya!

            "You have to be in it to win it!"

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              Posted: September 19, 2013, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

              If you match all 5 and not the Powerball. And won only
              1 million. Would you u quit or stayLurking

              I don't work for other people but if I won I'd go get a job workin' for some jerk and quit as soon as he hired me and demand severance pay.


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                Posted: September 19, 2013, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                I don't work for other people but if I won I'd go get a job workin' for some jerk and quit as soon as he hired me and demand severance pay.

                Not sure, but I think you can only get severance pay if you get laid off.


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                  Posted: September 19, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                  I Agree! good idea

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                    Posted: September 19, 2013, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Not sure, but I think you can only get severance pay if you get laid off.

                    Not according to the dictionary.

                    The operative word is "dismissed."

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                      Posted: September 19, 2013, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                      My wife must be extremely confident.  Last thursday she told her boss "to take this job abd shove it". I'm proud of her!"

                      My income sitiwation is not that secure otherwise I would have done that ages ago. The favoritism at work is what drives me up the walls and I won't kiss assets to get the preferential treatment lol so I'm kinda stuck.

                      That money's gone fo ever

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                        Posted: September 19, 2013, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                        Not sure, but I think you can only get severance pay if you get laid off.

                        Most businesses are giving everyone they "release" from work for whatever reason severance pay now (secretaries to attorneys).  But you have to sign the agreement where you promise not to malign them, not to discuss the terms, etc, you agree not to sue them later/a legal release, and it helps a company hide layoffs/financial issues before they are found out (not saying it is right, but it is routine now in a lot of companies).

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                          Posted: September 19, 2013, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                          My income sitiwation is not that secure otherwise I would have done that ages ago. The favoritism at work is what drives me up the walls and I won't kiss assets to get the preferential treatment lol so I'm kinda stuck.

                          I was lucky enough to get a dinky pension. Got old enough for SS. Son collects SSI. Family pools money and we live well. Learned to live poor. Saw a sign the other day. a Quarter Lb hamburger starting at $3.99. Great! 50c of hamburger for $4.  $4 feeds the whole family! A big $16 pork loin @ $1.99/lb goes to 5 meals for us. Tracfone costs me $12 per month. Cut my elect bill in half and live better. We like a small place to live. So I can live WELL on $1 mil. Living poor the last few years is was great training.

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                            Posted: September 20, 2013, 12:57 am - IP Logged

                            Not for $1 million. Perhaps that would be fine if one was going off the grid and wanted to live in a house identical to Ted Kaczynski's, a  million is plenty.

                            You start small in your plans then move up. Ok, 100 sq ft might be small. Measure each room and move up until you find the right size. For us 1000 sq ft is PLENTY big. Live in the country where you have septic and a well. You have water.  Then add insulation and solar and no bills.  If you are a hunter, shoot/ fish for meat. Grow a garden. I would LOVE to be off the grid! Out of the rat race! That is the LIFE!