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If you won millions of dollars and were single, would you continue to work?

2003
03-15-2010, 06:13 AM
If you inherited or won millions of dollars, thereby securing your financial security for life, would you keep working a 9-5 job?

Or would you sit on MTF all day?

The default answer for many is put the money in the bank and live off the interest, and just be a bum. But man lottery winners who have done just that have commited suicide and led miserable lives, many say not working is harder than working (for a longer period of time, easy to get depressed when the mind is not occupied).

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/3215287/Youngest-lottery-winner-found-dead

Interesting story about the nightmare side of winning lotto.

Obviously, anyone who wins more than a couple million, if they play their cards right, would never have to work again.

But would you anyway? In a recession its hard to find a job, but say you had one when you won, would you pack it in?

This is assuming you had no family to look after, no wife or gf, so would just be bumming around the house or tolling the internet all day.

Mimi
03-15-2010, 07:23 AM
:lol: you finally made a good thread

i dreamed about getting millions of dollars for twenty years but i never got it:lol:

if i ever get these dollars, for sure i will resign from my present job immediately, and buy a single house with no neighbour around, who make noises all the time:shout: I am going to sleep till noon, after that, do some exercises, and at night, sit and watch tv with snacks around, i have enough of work, i have been working for more than 15 years!:shout::explode:

Sri
03-15-2010, 07:54 AM
Work? Yeah! But 'd choose the work wisely and do it on my terms i.e. will do what I feel passionate about. Which is not very different from what I already do. LOL! I love my life! :D

*Ljubica*
03-15-2010, 08:59 AM
Absolutely NOT! I would never get up at 5.30am to stand in freezing cold bus queues in the dark ever again - I HATE work and admit I only do it because I have a mortgage to pay :sad: Like mimi, I've been working more than 15 years now - never any time off apart from annual leave, and I've had enough of it. There are plenty of things I could do in my life much more fulfilling than working.

However I would do voluntary work for charities of my choice, and have a dream to set up a sanctuary for abandoned and ill-treated animals. I would surely never do a "proper" job in an office ever again.

bokehlicious
03-15-2010, 09:06 AM
No, I certainly wouldn't... :o :p

Peta Pan
03-15-2010, 12:01 PM
I've had thoughts about this for years... I guess we all dream of obtaining sufficient money - whether by inheritance or winning lotto - so we don't have to work. I'm not totally sure of what I'd do. I always thought I'd probably cut my hours to maybe 3 days a week - 5 hours each day... Not because I enjoy it, just because I would probably get bored with without working and miss some of the social interaction I have while working.

Thing is, if I won a substantial lot of money then the main thing I'd want to do is travel the world... so that would probably mean I'd have to quit my current job because I'd be away for a LONG time travelling. So I'd have to find a new one when I got back... but I think it's a nice thought of having a job while having the financial security to be able to quit it whenever it pisses you off :p

*exiting dream mode now and jolting back to reality :( *

Shirogane
03-15-2010, 12:05 PM
No.

JolánGagó
03-15-2010, 01:16 PM
No.

For sure i'd do smth useful in the very few spare time i'd have after sleeping, watching tennis, MTFing and scratching my balls on the sofa, most probably some kind of personal charity project involving animals, but i won't have fixed hours, obligations or bosses.

I'd basically enjoy life.

Ivanatis
03-15-2010, 01:35 PM
No. Maybe I would with a kid to have some kind of role model status and keep away the thought from him/her that he would inherit it all day anyway, so no need to have a good education.:shrug:

Har-Tru
03-15-2010, 03:32 PM
I would work: my way.

scoobs
03-15-2010, 03:57 PM
I wouldn't work - but then I already know the things I would do with my time if I had the money...travel a lot, spend some time following the tennis tour around the world, invest, buy a house somewhere, return to uni and study some things that interest me, expanding my horizons...

No, I think for a few years at least I'd be more than capable of filling my time happily and productively.

~Maya~
03-15-2010, 04:15 PM
I would probably still work part time. I would also demand more vacation for traveling. I am in love with my job, couldn’t totally give it up. At least for now

scarecrows
03-15-2010, 04:16 PM
I would work: my way.

yep, work just for fun
not caring about salaries, schedule and stuff like that

Midnight Ninja
03-15-2010, 04:19 PM
Yes. My finances are kinda secure (family) but now its time for me to prove myself. Though once I know I can earn money on my own, things would change to working for causes and personal interests.

flmmkrz
03-15-2010, 08:49 PM
I love what I do now but i'd drop it in a heartbeat. I'd still work but on my terms, right now I work to better my life if I got enough money that I don't have to think about me i'd work at something that benefited others and wouldn't require that I be up before noon and preferably had a liberal policy on showing up and the state in which i showed up. I'd have to do something, doing nothing kills your spirit, everyone needs a reason to get up.

bad gambler
03-16-2010, 01:28 PM
No. I would do charity work instead

ExcaliburII
03-16-2010, 01:34 PM
Yes, I would work. Golfer and Poker player.

Ilovetheblues_86
03-16-2010, 04:35 PM
No.

For sure i'd do smth useful in the very few spare time i'd have after sleeping, watching tennis, MTFing and scratching my balls on the sofa, most probably some kind of personal charity project involving animals, but i won't have fixed hours, obligations or bosses.

I'd basically enjoy life.

Involving animals...you have all the time and goes to help...animals...the answer is clearly, Africa,..it starts with "a" also.

*Ljubica*
03-16-2010, 05:45 PM
Involving animals...you have all the time and goes to help...animals...the answer is clearly, Africa,..it starts with "a" also.

Jolan is obviously like me - if I won a fortune as I said earlier, I would help animals too - it's a purely individual choice. I respect him for it, just as I respect those who would help other charities. Nothing wrong with helping both if you have the resources.

buddyholly
03-16-2010, 05:59 PM
What is your obsession with people who obtain large amounts of money through work or lotteries and your not-so-hidden hope that they don't enjoy it?

Ilovetheblues_86
03-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Jolan is obviously like me - if I won a fortune as I said earlier, I would help animals too - it's a purely individual choice. I respect him for it, just as I respect those who would help other charities. Nothing wrong with helping both if you have the resources.

YesI know, I am just provoking him. As a matter of fact I just believe humans should be helped before in this world, and even the environment should be helped before animals. We were talking about millions here. Also helping animals is easy, you don´t need to see bad things like poverty or mutilated members in the process. Just wanted to hear a word from him, he would probably get mad at me ;)

Shirogane
03-17-2010, 12:26 AM
Yes, I would work. Golfer and Poker player.
:yeah:

2003
03-17-2010, 09:18 AM
What is your obsession with people who obtain large amounts of money through work or lotteries and your not-so-hidden hope that they don't enjoy it?

Just trying to teach myself not to love my money I guess..

buddyholly
03-18-2010, 10:39 AM
I'll take it off your hands, if you don't feel comfortable with it.

scoobs
03-18-2010, 11:14 AM
I think that having money and no goals must be almost as bad as having no money and loads of goals.

buddyholly
03-18-2010, 01:17 PM
My goal is to wake up every day and do what I feel like doing.
Sometimes that could be: make a capuccino, read the paper and see what the Pope is doing, try to finish the cryptic crossword, go to the market for some fresh fish and a bottle of Chardonnay, swim for an hour, watch Fulham and then Liverpool, watch Indian Wells, ponder if Murray can win it all, check my flight and hotel reservations for the Miami Sony-Ericsson, promise myself to take it easy tomorrow.

xohxmyx
03-18-2010, 01:33 PM
Even though i hate my job i love alot of the people i work with, so id stay there for them :D
and considering i spent like half my shift today sitting out the back on a pile of crates chatting to my team mates and the delivery man...its not like my work is that stressful anyway!:lol: id probably just be more slack at it then i am now!

KaiserT
03-18-2010, 01:40 PM
Although I'm not a millionaire........ a long long way off that..... I do make a good living betting on tennis, which, although it demands a huge amount of hours, is not exactly the most taxing job in the world.

Spending up to 12 hours a day watching tennis/doing research/reading forums like MTF (so not a long way off some lazy peoples idea of what to do if they became a millionaire I guess).

But having done this for 18 months I am beginning to get bored out of my brain, I don't know what career I want to or could go into, but I figure it will be more rewarding than this :lol:

So if I was a millionaire I guess it wouldnt make a difference I'd need a job eventually.

bokehlicious
03-18-2010, 02:07 PM
I would certainly be surrounded by hot horny chicks and bang them all day long :cool: :smoke: :o

Cloudygirl
03-18-2010, 08:29 PM
I'd work but as I wanted. Mixed with huge amounts of travel etc.

Jimnik
03-18-2010, 09:40 PM
Depends how many millions. With enough I'd set up my own business, like a UK tennis channel or academy.

Traveling round the world just watching tennis would be nice but only for a few years. It's more fun to get involved.

2003
03-20-2010, 09:36 AM
I'll take it off your hands, if you don't feel comfortable with it.

Woah, I said I was trying to teach myself not to love my money, not that I wasn't comfortable with my wealth :p

I really started the thread to see how people viewed the world. Because a job isn't just a back breaking constitutional, for many people it's a large part of their social base and identity. And as even if one was rich enough not to work the daytime hours, everyone else still would be working those hours (unless you use your money to help them not to work either) anyway so one would probably be solitary for that time if they were single (notice I said single, as if one has a family they can spend time with them and not be lonely).

Bolar Bolabi
03-20-2010, 10:08 AM
I wouldn't work. Oh yeah, I'm not working anyway as I'm studying full time so I guess it doesn't affect me.

Although if I had a million dollars I could be the next Hugh Hefner.

buddyholly
03-20-2010, 03:29 PM
And as even if one was rich enough not to work the daytime hours, everyone else still would be working those hours (unless you use your money to help them not to work either) anyway so one would probably be solitary for that time if they were single (notice I said single, as if one has a family they can spend time with them and not be lonely).

The error there is when you say ''everyone else is still working'' as if you were the only one who isn't. With the internet it is easy to find other people to share common interests and being able to do these things (such as reserve a tennis court) between 9am and 5pm makes life so much better.

buddyholly
03-20-2010, 03:32 PM
Although if I had a million dollars I could be the next Hugh Hefner.

No need to lower your capabilities.

JolánGagó
03-20-2010, 03:33 PM
Although if I had a million dollars I could be the next Hugh Hefner.

With one paltry million? hardly.

bokehlicious
03-26-2010, 10:48 AM
Also helping animals is easy, you don´t need to see bad things like poverty or mutilated members in the process.

For some reason it saddens me more seeing cruelty on animals than on humans.

Dini
03-26-2010, 10:56 AM
I would not work 9 to 5 but I'd like to be kept busy. Having too much time on your hand can actually be depressing I've found from the gap year I'm currently on. I miss the deadlines and frequent challenges I was faced with before.

But work would probably be charity based and with children in developing countries. I love animals but I'd still be rather saving humans - especially the very unlucky ones.

Horatio Caine
03-26-2010, 01:46 PM
An excellent question, and it has been very interesting to read the responses here. :yeah:

I'd certainly give up my current job in a heart beat...it is simply a means to an end. Ask me the same question in a year or so and I'd like to think that my answer should be different!

It is true that money doesn't necessarily buy happiness, and certainly I wouldn't see anything 'fun' in waking up one morning to discover that I were Łmillions better off. Sure, the financial security would be great, but I'd take the satisfaction out of 'earning' my way up to such a fortune.

But, anyway, to continue with this fantasy...yes, I would give up my current job. However, I am with scoobs in the sense that I could think of plenty to occupy my time. I have always wanted to work for myself (to some extent I already do that in parts of my leisure time, like other degenerates here :angel: ) so I'd use that money to set up a couple of businesses and begin to build up a property portfolio. Like others, I'd like to do some charity work (for animals, and also aid), and also see much of the world. I could also continue with my current social/leisure activities etc...

Basically, as long as you don't become a bum, life could actually be quite good! If you're out of the house enough (running a business, socialising etc), you may not even be single for long... ;) Just don't forget the pre-nup... :tape:

smitty8
03-28-2010, 01:10 AM
I wouldn't work. My doctor wants me to reduce my workload, reduce my stress, and focus on my health as it is. I'd probably take some classes in things that interest me, literature, music, writing.

El Legenda
03-28-2010, 06:32 PM
Depends on how many millions...5-10, yes i would work, I really like my job right now, it's not hard, pays great and its fun work. 10-20, i would quit my current job and open up a bar/restaurant and run that. 20+ i would do nothing for a year or so then figure out something after that.