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
Jan 17, '07Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 11,695; Likes: 14,916Quote from mercyteapotI'd call in rich.
Priceless, Mercy. Priceless.
Jan 17, '07Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in ER, Teaching, HH, CM, QC, OB, LTC ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 273; Likes: 43My notice would be by email as soon as the check arrived!!!!!!!
Jan 17, '07Specialty: Endo, Outpt Surgery, Hospice, LTC, MH, ; Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 99; Likes: 47Hmmm, 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:
Jan 17, '07Specialty: all things maternity ; Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 359; Likes: 146I 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
Jan 17, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: 34 year(s) of experience in L & D; Postpartum ; From: US ; Joined: Nov '99; Posts: 9,721; Likes: 11,860My 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!
Jan 17, '07Occupation: cardiology R.N. Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in cardiac med-surg ; From: CA ; Joined: May '03; Posts: 8,489; Likes: 147:trout:
Jan 17, '07Occupation: retired Specialty: CCU,ICU,ER retired ; Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 720; Likes: 687Quote from mercyteapotNo
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
Jan 17, '07Occupation: FNP Specialty: FNP, peds, epilepsy, mgt., occ. med., ed ; Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 1,821; Likes: 1,564I'd call in rich too.
After the dust settled, though, I'd still do something in nursing. Part time or per diem.
Jan 17, '07Occupation: ER RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 5,322; Likes: 1,329I'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.
Jan 17, '07Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,008I'd do the job, but drop to very part-time to continue to put myself through school.
Jan 17, '07Occupation: Happily in Nursing Education! Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in Education, Acute, Med/Surg, Tele, etc ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 2,757; Likes: 415Oh 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 .
Jan 17, '07Occupation: LPN/staff nurse - LTC facility Specialty: Geriatrics ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '00; Posts: 2,602; Likes: 21Well 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!