Half (51 percent) of workers reported that, even if they didn’t need a job financially, they would still work after winning the lottery. Thirty percent of all workers say they would (even) keep their current job.
Money isn’t Everything,
The study revealed that working isn’t always about the paycheck. The most common reasons workers would stay employed after winning the lottery included:
* I would be bored – 77 percent
* Work give me a sense of purpose and accomplishment – 76 percent
* I want financial security aside from the financial winnings – 42 percent
* I would miss my co-workers – 23 percent.
Make a Good, Last Impression
While many workers find reasons to continue working after a financial windfall, nearly half (49 percent) say they’d take the opportunity to leave the workforce. When asked how they would quit their jobs, the most common responses included:
* Give two weeks’ notice or give employer more time if they needed it to find a replacement – 48 percent
* Give two weeks’ notice and leave at that time – 31 percent
* Resign that day without giving any notice – 13 percent
* Tell off the boss and air all grievances – 3 percent
* Not show up for work the next morning without formally quitting – 2 percent.
The national survey, which was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder from May 13 to June 6, 2014, included a representative sample of 3,372 workers across industries and company sizes.