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(WCBStv.com)   NY doorman who kept his job after winning the lottery because he had "no immediate plan to change his life" skips work too much, gets fired   (wcbstv.com) divider line 141
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2008-07-30 04:14:37 PM  
now he can collect unemployment. the system works!
 
2008-07-30 04:20:22 PM  
That's been my plan all along if I win.
 
2008-07-30 04:23:35 PM  
If I won the lottery I would probably get a recurring TF membership (maybe).
 
2008-07-30 04:45:58 PM  
Yeah, but who's going to believe the DOORMAN?
 
2008-07-30 04:46:06 PM  
Man, just think of how many lottery tickets you could buy with all of that money.
 
2008-07-30 04:46:26 PM  
Doormen have a union?
 
2008-07-30 04:46:28 PM  
yea agreed who can blame the dude

Question: why isnt he on a farking vacation
 
2008-07-30 04:47:45 PM  
CARLTOwNed!!!

/ancient
 
2008-07-30 04:48:02 PM  
"The Brooklyn resident said when he won that he had no immediate plans to change his life, but allowed that he might indulge in a motorboat and a Lexus."

I too wish to indulge in a motorboat.
 
2008-07-30 04:48:34 PM  
I don't imagine he'll get too much pity. $260,000/yr is a very comfortable amount to live off of. Still, this may not bode well for him, since he won't be getting those checks for life, and if he is this responsible in all ways, he'll probably be broke when the checks stop coming.
 
2008-07-30 04:48:52 PM  
Loud_Mouth_Soup: Doormen have a union?

At 40k a year, I'd say it's a pretty good one too.
 
2008-07-30 04:49:16 PM  
litespeed74: Yeah, but who's going to believe the DOORMAN?

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2008-07-30 04:50:15 PM  
Where is the HERO tag?
 
2008-07-30 04:50:21 PM  
lottery winner trifecta in play?
 
2008-07-30 04:50:44 PM  
I can't say I'd do it any different...winning the lottery is such an unbelievable occurance that if it happens to you, it's hard to believe it. It's scary changing your life around something that doesn't even feel real. Then, of course, reality starts setting in, you get riskier and riskier with shirking your responsibilities, and next thing you know, you're fired.
 
2008-07-30 04:51:34 PM  
MorePeasPlease: CARLTOwNed!!!

/ancient


Rhoda
 
2008-07-30 04:51:45 PM  
Why is it every gas bag who wins a lottery seems to think anybody really cares where they spend their money, where they work, etc.
 
2008-07-30 04:52:27 PM  
Special J: Loud_Mouth_Soup: Doormen have a union?

At 40k a year, I'd say it's a pretty good one too.


This.

i mean, i know it's NYC and all, but 40k a year seems like pretty decent $$ for tending a door.
 
2008-07-30 04:52:42 PM  
rdnjr1234 Quote 2008-07-30 04:48:02 PM
"The Brooklyn resident said when he won that he had no immediate plans to change his life, but allowed that he might indulge in a motorboat and a Lexus."

I too wish to indulge in a motorboat.


You motorboatin' son of a biatches
 
2008-07-30 04:53:31 PM  
Loud_Mouth_Soup: Doormen have a union?

It's NY. Everyone has a union.
 
2008-07-30 04:54:57 PM  
BWeed6: i mean, i know it's NYC and all, but 40k a year seems like pretty decent $$ for tending a door.

well, you wouldn't want your doorman bribed with a crisp 50 and a 20 piece...
 
2008-07-30 04:55:06 PM  
it should be a law, if you make less than a quarter million and you are not self employed then you should have the lotto taken away from you if you stay in your crappy job. Just for being a dork.
 
2008-07-30 04:55:31 PM  
If you win the lottery and you continue to work in a meaningless job and not a worthy cause, you are a loser.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2008-07-30 04:55:45 PM  
Let's get to the point of this entire story. You can make 40k opening doors?

© you get medical/dental with that?
 
2008-07-30 04:56:01 PM  
My friend was a doorman at a nice place in BOSTON and he made around 60,000.
 
2008-07-30 04:56:44 PM  
The Crepes of Wrath: Loud_Mouth_Soup: Doormen have a union?

It's NY. Everyone has a union.


What happens when the doormen go on strike? I mean do they do anything other than opening doors? It doesn't seem like they would have a lot of leverage in a negotiation.
 
2008-07-30 04:58:01 PM  
Headso
Is he sharing?
 
2008-07-30 04:58:03 PM  
litespeed74: Yeah, but who's going to believe the DOORMAN?

Debbie: I'm not gonna go to the end of the farking line, who the fark are you? I have just as much of a right to be here as any of these little skanky girls. What, am I not skanky enough for you, you want me to hike up my farking skirt? What the fark is your problem? I'm not going anywhere, you're just some roided out freak with a farking clipboard. And your stupid little farking rope! You know what, you may have power now but you are not god. You're a doorman, okay. You're a doorman, doorman, doorman, doorman, doorman, so... fark You! You farking fag with your farking little faggy gloves.
Doorman: I know... you're right. I'm so sorry, I farkin' hate this job. I don't want to be the one to pass judgement, decide who gets in. shiat makes me sick to my stomach, I get the runs from the stress. It's not cause you're not hot, I would love to tap that ass. I would tear that ass up. I can't let you in cause you're old as fark. For this club, you know, not for the earth.
Debbie: What?
Doorman: You old, she pregnant. Can't have a bunch of old pregnant biatches running around. That's crazy, I'm only allowed to let in five percent black people. He said that, that means if there's 25 people here I get to let in one and a quarter black people. So I gotta hope there's a midget in the crowd.
 
2008-07-30 04:58:57 PM  
TossedSaladMan:
What happens when the doormen go on strike? I mean do they do anything other than opening doors? It doesn't seem like they would have a lot of leverage in a negotiation.


They find hookers and drugs, too.

/so Ive heard
 
jph
2008-07-30 05:00:21 PM  
FarkinHostile: If you win the lottery and you continue to work in a meaningless job and not a worthy cause, you are a loser.

Well, I agree with this in principle.

IMHO lottery winners have three viable options:

1) Work at a charity or volunteer in some way.
2) Retire
3) Work in a way that makes your money make waaay more money...eg. invest it (wisely).
 
2008-07-30 05:00:33 PM  
so... where did that Brooklyn bridge thread go?..
 
2008-07-30 05:00:44 PM  
He should buy the local cops a police cruiser. That should keep him out of trouble for a while.
 
2008-07-30 05:01:11 PM  
The Crepes of Wrath: Loud_Mouth_Soup: Doormen have a union?

It's NY. Everyone has a union.


What about the union leaders?
 
2008-07-30 05:01:26 PM  
This guy obviously failed to read the ancient bible of personal finance books,

The Science of Getting Rich,

instead of taking the always-messy lottery route. That book actually did teach me some useful things about personal finance and how to save money.

I poke fun all the time at the messed-up lives of lottery winners, but i suppose i shouldn't...i'm pretty certain my life would fall apart if I had that kind of windfall.
 
2008-07-30 05:02:14 PM  
I might get fired if I won the lottery, but how will I know unless I do. I'm willing to take that chance.
 
2008-07-30 05:02:25 PM  
Special J: At 40k a year, I'd say it's a pretty good one too.

In NYC? Hardly.
 
2008-07-30 05:02:49 PM  
Something tells me this guy is going to end up bankrupt in a few years.
 
2008-07-30 05:03:32 PM  
If I won the lottery I'd show up to work the next day...to draft the letter.

"Dear former employer..."
 
2008-07-30 05:03:40 PM  
Damn, that scene made the movie for me, DocBenSpock

Thanks.
 
2008-07-30 05:04:04 PM  
FarkinHostile: If you win the lottery and you continue to work in a meaningless job and not a worthy cause, you are a loser.

Dude's not hurting anyone. Why all the bromide?

/They see me doorin'. They hatin'
 
2008-07-30 05:04:07 PM  
that's funny, because when I win the lottery my plan is to go get a job as a doorman.
 
2008-07-30 05:05:13 PM  
Well after pics of him and some stripper in an AC hot tub surfaced in the Post, his cover was blown.

The way he is going I am sure he will be updating his resume within 5 years.
 
2008-07-30 05:05:35 PM  
TossedSaladMan: The Crepes of Wrath: Loud_Mouth_Soup: Doormen have a union?

It's NY. Everyone has a union.

What happens when the doormen go on strike? I mean do they do anything other than opening doors? It doesn't seem like they would have a lot of leverage in a negotiation.


They don't need to go on strike, you just stop getting packages, mail and other deliveries.
 
2008-07-30 05:06:31 PM  
If I make nearly 200k a year currently and then win the lottery which pays me an additional 250k a year....will it still be OK with you farkers if I keep my job for a while longer?
 
2008-07-30 05:06:50 PM  
at one of my job site, the doorman there makes about 60 a year. and then around the holidays he makes about 80k in cash in tips...its just sick.
 
2008-07-30 05:08:09 PM  
tweekster: The Crepes of Wrath: Loud_Mouth_Soup: Doormen have a union?

It's NY. Everyone has a union.

What about the union leaders?


actually the doormen's union is a pretty tough one to get into, and then getting a gig at one of the top notch buildings gives them some pretty sick cash...see my comment before.
 
2008-07-30 05:08:26 PM  
KJM315: at one of my job site, the doorman there makes about 60 a year. and then around the holidays he makes about 80k in cash in tips...its just sick.

Robbing doorman around the holidays sounds lucrative

I probably am not the first one to have thought of that either though.
 
2008-07-30 05:10:24 PM  
Somacandra

Dude's not hurting anyone. Why all the bromide?

/They see me doorin'. They hatin'



No hate, it's just pathetic. You don't have enough of a life that a doorman job is what gets you up in the morning? You don't have a worthy cause you believe in that you can now spend your time on? You don't have family or friends you can lavish time and money on? You have no interest in seeing this big, beautiful earth and all it has to offer?

Frankly, I'd go back to school and take courses in interesting subjects for several years just because I want to.

After two chicks at the same time, of course.
 
2008-07-30 05:10:39 PM  
tweekster: KJM315: at one of my job site, the doorman there makes about 60 a year. and then around the holidays he makes about 80k in cash in tips...its just sick.

Robbing doorman around the holidays sounds lucrative

I probably am not the first one to have thought of that either though.


Best time to do it. I know of more than a few doormen that make well over $100K a year because of tips.
 
2008-07-30 05:11:22 PM  
spleef420: If I won the lottery I'd show up to work the next day...to draft the letter.

"Dear former employer..."


or you could write one to your old boss - "Dear employee..."
 
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