If you won the lottery, would you still do your job? - page 2

Just a general type of question. Since a lottery is really nothing more than a tax on people who are bad at math, I know I'll never win since playing is the first key. But.... lets say you did... Read More

  1. by   rn/writer
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I'd call in rich.

    Priceless, Mercy. Priceless.
  2. by   fgoff
    My notice would be by email as soon as the check arrived!!!!!!!
  3. by   WaynesvilleRN
    Hmmm, let's see..yeah I would finish out the year....take the time to get my finance in order...pay off a few debts....invest as much as I could the first year...and once I could afford to live off the passive income of my investments....What job? :biere:
  4. by   nurturing_angel
    I have always said if I won the lottery I would quit work in a heartbeat. This is mostly due to the fact that with my diabetes and heart disease I am rapidly becoming too ill to do bedside nursing much longer. But I also fear the fact that there is always a patient out there looking to sue you for something and as soon as it gets out to the public that you have a large amount of money, patients will be racing to find something to sue for. I don't blame the hospital in Mass, for not wanting the nurse working there any longer. I would find some kind of volunteer work to keep me busy or perhaps open my own business in health related education. I love the teaching aspect of nursing the most anyway. With my own business I could make my own hours which would be totally awesome.
    Gotta go buy a lottery ticket now.....heh heh heh
  5. by   tntrn
    My friends at work already know that if I don't show for a shift it's because I've died or won the Lotto! Either way, I'm not coming back.

    As far as keeping busy, no problem there. I have a full life outside work, like it that way and would have trouble finding the time to do all I want to do.

    I'd set my kids up with some kind of trust since they're both adults and doing well already, set up something for any future grandbabies, and make sure we won't be burdens on our kids when we are older.

    I'd travel more and I've traveled a lot. And I would become a volunteer to teach illiterate adults to read.


    And I'd look long and hard for a charity I really really really would feel good about giving lots of money to. I'd also become some kind of athletic booster to Kansas University so that I could once again go be part of the standing room only madness at any or all of their home basketball games. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
  6. by   muffie
    :trout:
  7. by   Dalzac
    Quote from mercyteapot
    No
    Nope
    Nyet
    Not even
    Negative
    No can do
    No thank you
    Not gonna happen
    Not in this lifetime
    No way Jose
    Insert any and all similes or expressions of the word no here

    In other words, no. I'd call in rich.

    Yeah what Mercy said. And then I would build a great big house and surround my self with grandkids. and play all day long
  8. by   santhony44
    I'd call in rich too.

    After the dust settled, though, I'd still do something in nursing. Part time or per diem.
  9. by   Katnip
    I'm one of those who always says "when I win the lottery...oh, I have to buy a ticket?"

    But it obviously would depend on how much the jackpot is. A million dollars doesn't go as far as it used to.

    But if it were truly one of those 50 million dollar things, well. I don't work right now, so it's moot. But I know my husband would quit his job in a heartbeat, so I'd have to do something so we aren't together all day long all the time.

    I'd probably spend time volunteering more at a local clinic.
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I'd do the job, but drop to very part-time to continue to put myself through school.
  11. by   Antikigirl
    Oh heck no! LOL! BUT, I would like to start up a business helping the elderly community here in my town by maybe opening up a place where they could easily do labs and minor check ups so they didn't have to travel 30 miles into town to get these done! Like a clinic open a day or two a week.

    OR even better...take my land and make it into a fun camp for disabled kids or diabetic camp or what not! It would thrill me to no end to have disabled children laugh and smile and be kids in a fun country setting, and great for the parents to get a break and treat themselves (with the child gone, there may be time to rekindle the love and family spirit through all the stresses).

    But no, I would not continue to work in the trenches...I would use the money and my skills for something far better and more my style .
  12. by   Mulan
    Hell, no!
  13. by   nursedawn67
    Well after I picked myself off of the floor from fainting, I would call in to work laughing my fanny off and tell them I won't be in ever again. Now I do like nursing but with all the things we want to do, I won't have time to be working. We are always discussing what we would do if we won, it's fun to discuss but a little dissapointing and depressing too. We have come up with some great ideas that will never come to light.

    Oh well....Happy dreaming!

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