Here’s a million dollar question for a summer Friday: If you won the lottery, would you quit your job or would you keep working?
According to a new CareerBuilder study, approximately 51 percent of respondents said even if they didn’t need to work for financial reasons, they would still toil away at the daily grind. In addition, 30 percent of all respondents said they would keep their current job. y. Thirty percent of all workers say they would keep their current job.
Here’s the thing — working isn’t always about the paycheck for the survey respondents. Their numero uno concern? Boredom. Plus, working gives them a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Aside from winnings, 42 percent of people who favored working mentioned they want additional financial security. Then there’s the camaraderie part — 23 percent of participants revealed they would miss their colleagues. Awww.
As for the other 49 percent who said they would take that job and shove it, about half of them would give two weeks notice or more time to their employer to find a replacement. A small percentage would actually resign the same day they discovered their massive winnings. An even smaller percentage, three percent, said they would tell off their boss and air grievances (burn bridges, anyone?).