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FemmeAdamWest October 30th, 2014 9:06pm

Do you frown upon people who win the lottery and quit their jobs?

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RepMorris Pennsylvania
10/31/14 1:48 am

Not at all. Good for them!

TheLoveThief Enjoy The Silence
10/30/14 11:03 pm

Why the fuck would I? Good for them. That seems like a logical decision. Depending on the amount won of course.

jamichl Seattle
10/30/14 10:54 pm

More like "envy".

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
10/30/14 8:30 pm

what happens if you lose all your winnings?

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/30/14 9:15 pm

Probably a number of things, the most obvious to me be start looking for a job.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 7:47 pm

Only if they don't win enough to actually quit their jobs.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
10/30/14 7:39 pm

Winning the lottery is a temporary liberation from the capitalistic chains that bind us all. I'd be surprised if somebody didn't take advantage of such an opportunity.

vin woof
10/30/14 9:10 pm

I would do the same and try to free as many of my friends as well.

EarlyBird Portland
10/30/14 5:21 pm

No, I don't frown on people living their dream.

Rotavele Alabama
10/30/14 4:18 pm

Yes. I've been playing heavily lately but I think I'd get another or keep my job.

You need something in life to work for and my family never has had a ton of money. I'd rather my goals be a new car in a few weeks instead of a fighter jet in 2 days.

Rotavele Alabama
10/30/14 4:18 pm

Plus there's a guide if you ever win the lottery what to do, you need 2 different lawyers, a financial advisor, and they say don't quit your job. I don't remember why but it said that.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 7:49 pm

I'm guessing that you don't quit your job for 2 reasons. First, you still need money until you actually receive the winnings. Second, you still need something to do until you decide what you are going to do with your time.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 7:50 pm

Keeping your job means staying in your current routine.

Rotavele Alabama
10/30/14 8:04 pm

It's more likely 2, I read as soon as you win, you can get a ton of loans.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/30/14 8:35 pm

I'm not surprised to hear that.

I've heard where people go to the Cash Now places to sell future payments.

fredd TrumpLand
10/30/14 3:56 pm

No. Why would I?

Personally I'd give reasonable notice at my workplace and offer to stay long enough to help train my replacement. But it's an individual decision.

TreeHugs Oregon
10/30/14 3:38 pm

Only if I worked with them and had to take up the slack until they found a replacement because they quit without notice.

swervin Maryland
10/30/14 2:50 pm

I am happy for them. They don't have to deal with the daily grind anymore and can really start enjoying life.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/30/14 2:20 pm

Nope, I'd do the same. I do, however, frown on people who won the lottery and then proceed to squander it all. Like, you can go into massive debt without winning the lottery, let me have the money instead and it'll save you a step.

jvc1133 61535
10/30/14 2:18 pm

No, if I were able that's what I'd do, oh gosh I'm able maybe I'll buy a ticket.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/30/14 2:17 pm

I would quit so quickly I might get whiplash. Good for them.

Cole12 ...
10/30/14 2:09 pm

No, assuming they've won enough where immediate retirement is feasible and they invest it properly.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/30/14 2:50 pm

Haha you would. I love it.

Cole12 ...
10/30/14 3:55 pm

The reason I say that is because 50+% of lottery winners go broke in a few years. So if someone wins the lottery, quits their job, and then has financial issues, I definitely frown upon that.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/30/14 5:05 pm

Does seem a bit ridiculous. You are very financially aware... I'm way impressed

Kay41 the Midwest
10/30/14 2:08 pm

No, I would probably do the same. But, I would wait until the end of the school year.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/30/14 2:59 pm

This is someone who cares about the kids :)

Kay41 the Midwest
10/30/14 4:46 pm

:) I would feel horrible leaving them part way through the year!