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

  1. 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 win big- who/would anyone here want continue nursing on a part time basis? Considering with big winnings you could live comfortably, likely live and have the ability to work where you wanted to, except less hours, perhaps a different nursing specialty, etc.

    Another thought- would anyone continue on to medical school to pursue an MD, DO, etc. but haven't due to student loans and other big associated costs.

    Lastly, for those who are burned out and only in the field because it's money within your trained area, what would you do to keep busy?
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  2. 90 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    I always joke about winning the lottery and the fact that I have to actually play to have a chance at winning.

    I already work part-time and would DEFINITELY quit my job. I would however work in foreign missions - I'm a member of Good Samaritan Medical Mission and we go to Vietnam every summer for 3 weeks. I would find more things to do locally. I would leave bureaucracy forever if I won the lottery . . .

    steph
  4. by   banditrn
    Good grief, no!! If I won the big lottery, I'd tear up my nursing license and dance on it!!

    I would use part of the money to start a foundation to help those who don't already qualify for assistence, but don't make a lot of money - further their education.
  5. by   eltrip
    I would tender my resignation with a 4-week notice. I would focus on volunteering, too. I might even go back for an MSN or an MD to be part of the solution of PCPs for folks without health insurance in my part of the country.
  6. by   RunningWithScissors
    a lottery is really nothing more than a tax on people who are bad at math
    ??????
  7. by   puggymae
    I love my job teaching nursing so I would probably stay part time. But the other part of the time - you would have to have jet propelled roller skates to keep up with me. I would go back to school full time and work on my PhD. I would take pottery lessons, learn how to spin & weave, and travel.
    On second thought, I WON'T be going back if I win!
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from RunningWithScissors
    ??????
    That is actually the truth . . .which is why my dh and I didn't vote for the lottery in CA . . .we lost though . Neither one of us play - it just seems wrong to contribute to the lunacy.

    steph
  9. by   Cattitude
    quit,double quit, and triple quit. then if i had enough of the big money, i'd open up an animal shelter... dreamin....
  10. by   clemmm78
    OUtta here....
    ALthough I'm good at what I do and I enjoy it while I'm doing it, if I had the means to live without working as an RN, I would. I would then concentrate on my writing if I felt the need.
  11. by   TheCommuter
    I would stay employed; however, I would probably change my status from full-time to PRN or per diem.
  12. by   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.
  13. by   JeanettePNP
    I would still go to nursing school. Except that I'd be able to afford a housekeeper. Once I had the RN I probably would not work as a floor nurse though. Probably something in education.
    Last edit by JeanettePNP on Jan 17, '07
  14. by   morte
    you might not be welcome at work, this happened in mass, the nurse was greeted her next shift informed she was not working there anymore...a liability as soon as it became public knowledge.....

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