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Career cover story after winning the lottery?

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Posted: August 16, 2014, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

I would just tell them I am a importer/exporter with Vanderlay Induststries.

This might just be the best answer ever supplied. Thanks for the laugh!

ROFL

I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

The odds are about the same.

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    Posted: August 16, 2014, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

    After winning the jackpot maintaining a low profile is a huge concern for some people. And after telling the few select people you trust you're probably not going to want to tell anyone else. But if you decide you want to quit your job, buy a new house, a new car (or a few) and take vacations...people may start to take notice. So comes my question, what would you tell people when they ask what you do for a living? I think that is a question I would have a hard time answering. I think people would notice that you are not working yet seem to be maintaining a certain style of living and I think they would start to ask a lot of questions. They would want to know the secrets to your success, they would want details, they would want to know how you got to where you are.... So what would you tell them? What would your cover story be?

    Kudos to the people who never get asked that question, but I get asked that about once every one to two weeks so it definitely comes up and I've always wondered what my answer would be. I think I'd go with I made an investment that paid off. It definitely wouldn't be a lie.

    I know others have said that if you don't claim anonymously then everyone would already know but that's not true unless you're Gloria or Pedro or a winner who enjoys extending his time in the limelight. Months or years down the line no one remembers the names or faces of winners, so yes, if being a lottery winner is something you don't want broadcasted then a cover story makes sense. Good question, Magenta.

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      Posted: August 16, 2014, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

      I usually answer that question with a question,"Why do you wanna know?". If you still insist, I'll simply inform you that it is none of your business.

      Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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        Posted: August 16, 2014, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

        Most people who are asking you intrusive financial questions are likely having financial issues and/or busybodies. You don't need to give out any info and can always turn it around and ask a question back.  I have a number of people in my neighborhood who do not appear to work and are not retirement age.  I cannot imagine asking them how they support themselves. I was told one woman was left money by her mother so good for her but it is none of my business.

        When I am asked questions like that, I say "OMG! It sounds like you might be having some financial issues.", "maybe your employer can do a referral to a financial counselor", "Have you met with a counselor and does your family/employer know?", etc.  Nine of ten times this seems to work.

        J'aime La France.

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          Posted: August 17, 2014, 8:29 am - IP Logged

          I think you guys are of the mindset that it's a stranger coming up to you on the street or a neighbor just showing up at your door demanding to know what you do for a living. In those circumstances then of course that would be rude and presumptively intrusive. 

          But if you've ever joined any kind of social group (say a book club, toastmasters, writing group, volunteer organization) or a community group (e.g. Kiwanis club, Lions Club, etc) there's about a 99% chance that you will be asked your profession at some point in time, and it won't be because of nosiness or someone needing a handout, it will simply be because it's good to know everyone's expertise and industry in those settings. They come in handy. Saying "it's none of your business" would not only be rude, but it will attract more unwanted attention than simply giving an answer.

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            Posted: August 17, 2014, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

            A hitman for the mob...why ya asking so many questions???

             

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              Posted: August 19, 2014, 4:58 am - IP Logged

              hmm this is gonna be tricky for me since I'm currently unemployed but if someone did ask me that then I would say...I have a generous uncle who helps me out.

              This can be a good excuse too cause I do have an uncle who is like that. lol

              I am gonna focus on the small lotterys for now...

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                Posted: August 19, 2014, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                I will say I have a sugar daddy on K st....

                or I will say I am an employee and stock holder of the Chicken Soap in a Sponge company headed by Ridge.

                J'aime La France.

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                  Posted: August 19, 2014, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                  I will say I have a sugar daddy on K st....

                  or I will say I am an employee and stock holder of the Chicken Soap in a Sponge company headed by Ridge.

                  Or, you could say this:


                  A people that elect corrupt politicians, impostors, thieves and traitors are not victims...but accomplices.
                   - George Orwell

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                    Posted: August 20, 2014, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

                    Or, you could say this:

                    lol I may use that also!

                    J'aime La France.

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                      Posted: August 20, 2014, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                      I used to work on drilling rigs and during the bust times, I'd be out of work for a while and when someone would ask me what I did for a living, I'd say that in my best Blanche DuBois impersonation.  It usually went over their heads, esp. if they weren't movie buffs like me.

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                        Posted: August 20, 2014, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Since I'm only a couple of years from retirement anyway," I'm living off my investments" would have to suffice (and yes, that dollar or two would have been a heck of an investment!)

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                          Posted: September 14, 2014, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                          I Agree!Cheers

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                            Posted: September 15, 2014, 3:48 am - IP Logged

                            Chances are you will move to a neighborhood where everybody has money and no one cares about how their neighbors make theirs.

                            Pretty much what I was thinking. If you move to a neighborhood where everybody has money, your neighbors most likely won't try to mooch from you, because they have no need to. The ones I'd be worried about are relatives and old friends/acquaintances/former coworkers etc., who don't have all that much money.

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                              Posted: September 15, 2014, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                              These are all good responses, but I think I would go with. I had a lucrative business and wound up selling it when I was offered

                              an amount I couldn't turn down, and I'm looking to start another business...

                                                                           

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