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Old 04-21-2019, 07:34 PM
Location: Denver CO
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I'm not sure it's feasible but I'd like to keep my current job, but do it part time and only work on the things I enjoy working on. I don't mean not dealing with office politics and all that, I mean that I really enjoy some of the things I work on, but find other projects tedious. I'd love to pass on the tedious stuff to someone else, and keep just the things I really enjoy working on.

I already work for a not for profit, so I'd just as soon keep doing that as opposed to doing volunteer work someplace else. And if I worked part time, I would have time left for more travel and other interesting things locally that I don't always have time for.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mugatu View Post
Nothing to do? You'd have millions of dollars. You really couldn't find something to do immediately? I never understand responses like this. How some people think you either work or sit at home all day. Like there's nothing else in life. I could list dozens of things I would want to do immediately if money suddenly was no object and I didn't have to waste all my time at a job.

Heck, I'd be content to just expand on the hobbies I already do now, like biking and photography. If I suddenly had millions of dollars in my bank account, I might just get on my bike right away and ride the Great Allegheny Passage to DC just to relax and contemplate this new windfall of FREEDOM. I've ridden it once before, but had to do it in 5 days....because work. I could only get one week off. I would love to have the TIME to relax and just travel at my leisure and explore and LIVE life. Then plan other things. I always wanted to see a game at every MLB ballpark. Take a road trip across the entire US while doing this until I've seen most everything. Then travel outside the US. I want to learn to fly a plane. I want to learn new languages. Maybe write a novel. Walk the Great Wall of China. See the Pyramids. Go on a safari.... I could go on all day, this is just stuff off the top of my head.

Nothing to do????
To me, that not doing anything really. That is call unlimited vacation. I like vacations, but I don't want to spent the rest of my life taking vacations.

Humanity didn't get here because people decided to take vacations instead of working.
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:53 PM
Location: League City
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Yes. But I would work at things that I want to do and not things that I have to do. I would go back to school full time to become a scientist (researching something related to biology), since now I could do that with no pressure of survival. I'd also become a perpetual student and audit things like music and art and language. If the scientist gig got to be too stressful, well then I would just quit. There are 50 billion hobbies that I would love to dabble in and right now I am only able to read about them since I have this job thing that gets in the way. I'd travel some, but I get the most satisfaction from learning, creating, and contributing something. With 1 million dollars, I could do a lot of that.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:13 AM
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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I'm semi-retired now at a much lower amount by choice. If I was working my old job and won 10 million I would have left ASAP. However, for me, I would find some type of "work" to do and not just travel and do things to entertain myself.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:48 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Originally Posted by JrzDefector View Post
Nope. I've always wanted to write novels. So I'd be WORKING, but no guarantee of a payout. I'd be spending my days typing away at my computer, hiking with my dogs, reading books and puttering around the kitchen when I wasn't traveling. $10 million properly invested can keep you pretty darn comfortable for the rest of your life.
That's along the lines of my thinking too. I'd 'work' at something that didn't have deadlines or expectations to fulfill. More like a potentially money making hobby I guess. For me that might mean taking my interest in gardening or house designs and learning enough to turn those into a part time career of sorts. If I felt like 'working' I would but if I didn't there wouldn't be anyone to make me feel bad about it either.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:07 AM
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Originally Posted by Tarkinson View Post
Say tomorrow, 10,000,000 was deposited in your checking account, would you still work?
Yes, for a while. I'm 58, my job is important and I wouldn't want to leave my co-workers in the lurch suddenly if I could help it. I'd wind it down in, say, two years and still have plenty of golden retirement years.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:26 AM
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When working my last job I use to say I would work after winning lotto just long enough to really be a pain to the bosses..lol.

Since I like my current job, I would give a little notice...
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:40 AM
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You mean be a traditional W2 wage earning employee?

Not just "no" but, "F--K NO!"
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:47 AM
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Yes, most likely I would work, but it would be on my terms. I'd try to find something I'm more passionate about, and maybe do that for 20-30 hours per week. The rest of the time I'd spend on hobbies; reading, cycling, traveling...those sorts of things.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:06 AM
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We all say we would work. I can imagine still working but it is hard to tell unless you really experienced that million dollars.
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