If you won the lottery, would you still do your job? - page 3
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
Jan 17, '07I would buy property and build a nursing home, hire excellent staff so these pitiful elderly nursing home patients could receive top care. I love old people.
Jan 17, '07Yeah, I'd instantly be calling off rich too. Probably keep the license current, just in case (it's only what? 24 hours of CEUs, and $70 every other year?)
Beleive me, I wouldn't get bored without a job. And I doubt I'd miss it.
Oh, Triage? Your camp for disabled kids is kinda how a local center for kids with profound disablities started back in the 50s. A nurse took in a friends child to ease the burden of caring for it. Now, it's grown to be one of the best centers in NE Ohio for kids with MR/DD.
Jan 17, '07Honey, if by some strange chance i did win. I would pay off bills and continue my job, I love it!
Jan 17, '07I don't play the lottery.
If I won real big, I would quit med surg. Get my MSN and teach part time.
Jan 17, '07I love my job. It's why I wake up in the mornings. I'd definitely keep working. The way things are around my unit these days, I could go per diem and still pick up loads of hours. However, I'd be glad of the time and cash with which to go overseas more. I'd probably spend a good half my time in the African bush immunizing babies and handing out malaria meds.
Jan 17, '07I'm not a nurse yet, but I know I will love being one, so no I wouldn't want to quit. But I would hope I didn't win until I had at least 5-10 years under my belt in experience and then I'd get a PhD in nursing and then start teaching and working as clinical instructor.
Working on the floor would leave me open to a lawsuit.
Jan 17, '07Winning a MILLION would NOT change my life.
Yep, I'd have a modest new toy or two - but I'd still work, have the same house and car.
TEN MILLION - I think my life would start to change a bit. Might not work as much - but, right now I'm kinda LOVING the job, so...
WINNIG A HUNDRED PLUS MILLION - life as you know it would change. I think the "working" question would be IMPOSSIBLE. Too much liability, too big of a target and your safety/security would be difficult to ensure.
Now, WHAT will I do with my time? All my FRIENDS and family would not have mortgages, debts or college worries. Several churches and charities will benefit. I have a very full life, exclusive of nursing - but, I suspect that I'd still find a way to help others. I'd devote a great deal of resources to animals, children and the elderly.
I guess it is just this.
It's like having a really good cookie and not sharing. Only YOU know just how good it is. When you share - others can know just how good something is too.
I guess IT would be a good problem to have. But still a problem.
Jan 17, '07Quote from banditrnLOL!!Good grief, no!! If I won the big lottery, I'd tear up my nursing license and dance on it!!
I think people who love their jobs would keep working, because they are doing it for more than a paycheck. I'm currently a SAHM, so I'd be thrilled if I won!
Jan 17, '07If I won a certain amount of money (more than 2 million) I'd quit working bedside and head into research/education. I'd need enough to pay off all my education bills and put down for a house. I love my job, but dealing with administration and working in the Age of Lawsuits is so very stressful.
Jan 17, '07I would be very tempted to quit my job, but in reality...I would stay, for a little while anyway. I would finish out my orientation and get a good solid year (all the while knowing that I could leave at anytime would make it that much better, I think...no pressure). I would definitely put my money into investments to keep it working for me and my decendents.
Then I would finish out my degree all the way to PhD, spend some time in the peace corp or other worthy organization volunteering my nursing services in underserved countries. I believe if God blesses you in such a way, it is your duty to do something with it for the good of humanity. Therefore, that would be the BEST use of my knowledge, time, and expense account!
Afterwards, hubby and I would retire VERY VERY young and have a ton of kids and grandkids to spoil for the remainder of our short time on this planet. I would also start a nursing at my school and teach for awhile too.
Jan 17, '07Even though I said (or hinted, at least, hee hee...) that I would quit my job, I didn't mean I wouldn't work at all. There are so many good causes in the world, and I'd love to have the time and money to support a few of the ones I believe in most passionately.
Jan 17, '07I wouldnt work except for the hours and time i wanted. I wont say i would quit completely but i sure wouldnt take any more crap and i would make my own schedule.
Jan 17, '07Boy that's a hard one really! I would probably continue to work, but on a part time basis. You see, nursing is, aside from my children, my greatest passion. I love it and all that it entails. Besides, I would hate to think of waisting all the hours I put into school to do this. As I am a single mom of six children I would definately not work as much. But, I would certainly work because I would want my children above all to know that even though we had money, nothing in life comes easy or cheap, nothing worth having anyhow!!