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Old 04-20-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Say tomorrow, 10,000,000 was deposited in your checking account, would you still work?
F--K, NO!








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Old 04-20-2019, 09:20 AM
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No and no notice either. Well, I might work one more day after I knew to taunt a few people though.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Say tomorrow, 10,000,000 was deposited in your checking account, would you still work?
Certainly not - I have many HOBBIES (unpaid) that I love. I don't need to get paid to feel like I'm a valuable person!
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: PVB
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No. I would thing about what good I could do with it and leave a lasting legacy.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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I would probably work more. I would start a foundation to help older people who don't have high incomes stay at home versus nursing homes (I work in nursing homes). A place where we could get them ramps built, hospital beds, and home care services and respite care for caregivers. I would also do something for residents in nursing homes, so they have access to stores and things they need that the home doesn't provide. Little but very important things, like a phone charger or electric shaver, for whom is next to impossible for residents to get who don't have family. I often buy things for residents now, simple things like a pencil sharpener, or even a belt on occasion (from a thrift shop not brand new).



So I'd go on vacations and play, but I'd "work" in a way that made me happy and allowed me to give back in a setting largely ignored in the world of charity. It would be work, but I think it'd be fun, too. It feels good to make people happy. I would not want to work in a setting with "rules" however. If I want to sleep in I want to be able to.



It would actually be hard to get or keep a job after a lottery win. Most wouldn't put up with anything, they'd probably call out or be late because it didn't really matter, and most employers know that and wouldn't want to deal with it.
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Say tomorrow, 10,000,000 was deposited in your checking account, would you still work?
Most certainly, definitely not. I am sick of working.
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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At least for two weeks since it would still take that long for my bank to release the full amount to my account.
Seems the govt likes to trickle that money into a commoners act. Good ole s.e.c regulations.

Tbh, it would be mostly gone in a week. I'm a believer in pay in full. So the home...the family ..and causes would all be funded upfront. After which I'd mosey out to my backyard...hang out my laundry and sip my mint tea. Yeah life would be good.
Til that day comes...work ,rinse,repeat.
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:34 PM
 
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Probably would continue work for at least another 4-6 months, because I would want to have something else to occupy my time lined up rather than just quitting with nothing to do.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I have been working full time for 30 years. Hand me 10 million tomorrow, and I am GONE.

What I would do instead: Buy a bigger place with more land and foster greyhounds. Also volunteer at hospitals to read to sick kids. (I know I can do this *now*, but not having to work could free me up to do it during regular 'work hours', if needed.) Be a baby cuddler at hospitals. Volunteer at a local library.

I would travel some. There are places I'd want to see. I couldn't travel a *lot*--I'd want the comfort of my 'home base'. Buy all the books I want. See about a shelter with counselors for homeless vets. Donate school supplies to a needy community so the teachers don't have to buy out of their pockets.

I would be content with this.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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Yes. Id start a non profit or consult in a industry Im passionate about and not care if I was profitable.
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