We’ve all dreamt about winning the lottery and what we would do.
There’s the ever-popular “buy a house, buy a car, buy an island” aspect of having more money than you would ever know what to do with.
People would become philanthropists. Hermits, Hide from your family and money-grubbing friends.
But would you quit your job?
Some people work for the sake of working – anything to fill the day. After all, sitting around like Scrooge McDuck on a pile of money may sound enticing, but it’s boring as sin. So why not keep a job… if only for the health benefits?
According to a survey from CareerBuilder, not everyone would carry through with their threat of walking away.
- Just 2% said they would just stop going to work, never telling their boss that they quit
- 51% said that they would continue to work
- Older workers were more apt to quit immediately compared to younger workers. Our assumption is that older workers would see this as a way to reach early retirement.
So why would people keep working? We’ve already mentioned that work is a way to alleviate boredom.
- 42% wanted to guarantee financial security
- 23% would miss the people they worked with
- 76% wanted to continue to contribute in some way