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11 colleagues who won a $543 million jackpot plan to keep working

By CNN

There are 11 people in California who apparently love, love, love their jobs so much they don't plan to stop working even winning a $543 million jackpotRead full story

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  • I had a chemistry teacher in high school who won the lottery. He continued to finish out the year. The only tell was he gave up on doing his hair. Looked like an insane colonial era guy for the rest of the semester.

  • Max Lockie,

    To validate your social experiment and hypothesis, I volunteer to receive both $50M and a job at NewsPicks. I will let you know within a predetermined amount of time if I am motivated to continue my job.

    I am, of course, only thinking of the company and the social experiment. My actions

    Max Lockie,

    To validate your social experiment and hypothesis, I volunteer to receive both $50M and a job at NewsPicks. I will let you know within a predetermined amount of time if I am motivated to continue my job.

    I am, of course, only thinking of the company and the social experiment. My actions are completely selfless and in the interest of science.

    Best Regards,

    James Randorff

  • I'll wait for them to back me up, but I just know that our NewsPicks team feels exactly the same way.

  • They are playing it smart that’s for sure! I wouldn’t make a huge announcement that I won, nor would I stop working. Though I would possibly change my career since I would be able to afford the training for my dream job! But its definitely smart to not let the money change them.

  • The windfall money earned by luck can vanish faster than you can possibly imagine, after ruining your life, relationship, and personality. Smart choice.

  • I was just sound nice, but they would want to keep working. I doubt very seriously once they get the money if they're going to stay at the old job. A lot of people say that they're going to keep working, but sooner or later I get to the point to where they want to spend some money.

  • The reason why this is great is it takes into account the fact that money isn’t the only reason people work. There is a tremendous sense of pride, achievement and that people garner from their jobs, not to mention the friendships and bonds that are made. Good for the Cali 11!

  • I used to have great workplaces like that where I thought “no amount of money would get me to leave this job.” I still feel that way about the professorate.

  • I'd call them smart. Lol

    Inasmuch as I would love to go on a vacation and enjoy the rest of my money with family, I should think about taxes, family needs and all other things. I believe still working in their workplace gives them a sense of responsibility and makes them conscious that they have an actual

    I'd call them smart. Lol

    Inasmuch as I would love to go on a vacation and enjoy the rest of my money with family, I should think about taxes, family needs and all other things. I believe still working in their workplace gives them a sense of responsibility and makes them conscious that they have an actual job. Well, all the Same, I wish I was part of the 11. they are smart!

  • Guessing they will wait to see how things develop/change etc...betting some go off and life a more relaxed life without work...

  • Money is always after the motivation and the satisfaction.

    Money is just the tool.

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