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(KTVB Boise)   You win $100K in a lottery. Do you C) call in rich   (ktvb.com) divider line 174
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2013-02-05 05:54:01 PM
for only $100k?


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2013-02-05 05:55:41 PM
From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 05:59:18 PM
Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.
 
2013-02-05 06:07:26 PM

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


You mean a burger flipper makes more than I do? Because that's like 2 1/2 years for me before taxes

/I must be in the wrong racket
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 06:10:42 PM
Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.
 
2013-02-05 06:17:59 PM
Give the guy a break, his brain is in the right place. He knows he can't blow it all on fun otherwise he'll have to go back to his shiatty life, so instead h e's spending it on going back to college. Whether he succeeds and follows through is a different story, but at least he knows what the right thing to do is.

His only mistake is buying college time for his fianceé as well. TV and Films about university life has taught me that women find someone else in those dens of iniquity.
 
2013-02-05 06:19:00 PM
I'd do the same.  One hundred grand won't buy much, but it will buy a good chunk of education.
 
2013-02-05 06:25:58 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.

You mean a burger flipper makes more than I do? Because that's like 2 1/2 years for me before taxes

/I must be in the wrong racket


Most mollusks don't make nearly what you do.
 
2013-02-05 06:26:16 PM

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


He'll pay about 20K in Federal taxes. Idaho looks like they have pretty high rates. Call it 7 for state taxes. Working a fast food gig in Idaho, he probably makes less than 15K a year even before taxes (and he won't have made anything so far this year that would make my tax estimates go up), so I figure he's looking at about 5 years of income.
 
2013-02-05 06:29:19 PM

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?
 
2013-02-05 06:36:03 PM
I would have a series of operations done so that can look like Ken.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-05 06:39:54 PM
Only $15K per year would suck. I hope he's smart enough to get some benefit out of college. They won't have much left by the time they get out.
 
2013-02-05 06:58:52 PM

St_Francis_P: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.

You mean a burger flipper makes more than I do? Because that's like 2 1/2 years for me before taxes

/I must be in the wrong racket

Most mollusks don't make nearly what you do.


And I don't make near enough clams
 
2013-02-05 07:01:20 PM

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


More like three. You pay taxes on McPaychecks, too, regardless of what Republicans say.

If I had ten grand in FU money I'd call my current boss and tell then they're fired, and change cities. 100grand, even after taxes? That's a LOT of money in the fry jockey payscale.
 
2013-02-05 08:42:03 PM
Fast food job? I don't even call in.
 
2013-02-05 08:56:48 PM

Kyosuke: Fast food job? I don't even call in.

 
2013-02-05 09:09:19 PM
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"I slipped on pee-pee at the Costco. Got me a $53000 settlement. I'll never have to work another day in my life".
 
2013-02-05 09:12:30 PM

Kyosuke: Fast food job? I don't even call in.


Depends on the place.... yeah, if it is McDonalds or BK, most who work there probably don't care.    At least IMO, seems like places like Culver's are usually family owned (at least the ones around here) and the employees are in general much more cheerful than other fast food places.  I would guess someone leaving there would do so nicely.
 
2013-02-05 09:19:38 PM
Christ, some of you guys are wet blankets.  I think it's awesome.  Dumbass tag is for subby.
 
2013-02-05 09:22:19 PM
he and his fiancé plan to attend college with their winnings.

Sounds like a plan, Hannibal!
 
2013-02-05 09:24:46 PM

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


Minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25. That would leave him with about $14,000 a year after taxes.
 
2013-02-05 09:31:19 PM
Is this a trick question or just a stupid one?
 
2013-02-05 09:44:13 PM
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1. Fool
2. Money
3. Parted.
 
2013-02-05 09:55:47 PM

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


Really? You think people flipping burgers make $30,000 per year?
 
2013-02-05 10:04:05 PM
I ran outta sick days and had to call-in dead.
 
2013-02-05 10:04:24 PM
"he and his fiancé "

Well, I guess it's legal in a few states...
 
2013-02-05 10:05:12 PM
"My friend and I started hugging right there in the car! I couldn't believe it."

Your friend Gene Masseth?
 
2013-02-05 10:05:24 PM

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


This.  Good for him.
 
2013-02-05 10:06:24 PM
In short, no.
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2013-02-05 10:06:47 PM
Roth account and foggetabouddit.
And by roth account, I mean give it to Eli Roth and bankroll it on his next endeavor.
Then we can talk.
 
2013-02-05 10:08:19 PM

ZAZ: Only $15K per year would suck. I hope he's smart enough to get some benefit out of college. They won't have much left by the time they get out.


If they get out of college with little or no debt then they are years ahead of the game.

Of course if you invest that money in high return MBS's you might be able to lose it all before retirement.
 
2013-02-05 10:08:57 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: he and his fiancé plan to attend college with their winnings.

Sounds like a plan, Hannibal!


Yep, they'll fall face first into a pile of coke, stat farking other "hot"  people and breakup and the lawyers will pick the bones  of what's left before finals are posted.
 
2013-02-05 10:10:07 PM

Solid State Vittles: Christ, some of you guys are wet blankets.  I think it's awesome.  Dumbass tag is for subby.


He's a dumbass for getting engaged while still working a fast food job in Idaho

/submitter
 
2013-02-05 10:10:17 PM
 
2013-02-05 10:10:17 PM

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


5 years income if he's lucky for fast food. Where have you been?  some country that pays a decent minimum wage?
 
2013-02-05 10:10:17 PM

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


Long ago in 08 when i worked at a pizza place three GM made 50k. The managers made $9. Cooks $7.50. The rest of us made $7.15 or so.

And no way did most of us work 40 hoots a week. More like 15 or 20.
 
2013-02-05 10:11:04 PM
Subby, quit hitting yourself. You're not THAT big of a dumbass.
 
2013-02-05 10:12:01 PM
Every time my co-worker goes to Vegas, he has the fantasy that he will be able to call in rich and retire.  Actually, that would be a good ad campaign for Vegas.
 
2013-02-05 10:12:06 PM
It's cool that he won, but I don't think I'd quit my job, even if it was a basic burger flipper job. Why? Well it really isn't a lot of money, compared to school costs, and it isn't like you can start university right now. So, keep your job, bank the cash, then quit when school starts, or better yet, scale back to part time if feasible. Make it last longer.

I think it is a great idea to use it for university but he's going to wind up with $60-70k or so. Even for one person, that is a stretch for four years of tuition plus living expenses for university. For two, I don't think it'll be enough.

The university I work at, a public state university, is $5,000 per semester for full time, in-state students. So you are looking at $40k for a degree, assuming no increases. Add in books, a place to live, food, etc, and you are gonna need all that money and probably more.

So, maybe instead of quitting the job keep it until you go, and then look at working part time. Makes it a hell of a lot more feasible.

Unfortunately, I think he is more likely to blow through it since he doesn't seem to have the best grasp on money management.
 
2013-02-05 10:12:07 PM
The GM, not three GM. Hate phones.
 
2013-02-05 10:12:26 PM
1. Fast food worker (everyone needs a job)
2. Engaged at a young age while being a fast food worker (Uh, love conquers all?)
3. Likes to play $20 scratch off tickets while being an engaged fast food worker (McDonald's will welcome you back after failing out of college)
 
2013-02-05 10:12:46 PM
Slaxl: 
His only mistake is buying college time for his fianceé as well. TV and Films about university life has taught me that women find someone else in those dens of iniquity.

Yeah, the right move would to only buy an education for himself, so he could strengthen his position in the relationship (or dump her when he moves up).
 
2013-02-05 10:12:50 PM
Why would someone call in to a McJob?  They don't even do you the courtesy of paying you enough to make a living. (in other words they were rude first)
 
2013-02-05 10:13:31 PM

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1. Fool
2. Money
3. Parted.


Can't do worse than that Jack dude from WV who won the megamillions
 
2013-02-05 10:13:53 PM
Oh no, what if his plan fails, how will he ever find another job in the fast food industry?
 
2013-02-05 10:14:43 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: Subby, quit hitting yourself. You're not THAT big of a dumbass.


Do you mind putting that in writing and giving that to Mrs. Smurf the next time I find a new and exciting way to injure myself?
 
2013-02-05 10:14:48 PM

Fano: wambu: [i.imgur.com image 470x263]

1. Fool
2. Money
3. Parted.

Can't do worse than that Jack dude from WV who won the megamillions


wait for the followup tag...
wait for it....
 
2013-02-05 10:14:55 PM

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


They'd have to be  real frugal to stretch $100k (gross, not net) to cover college educations for 2 people without any other source of income.  And they obviously aren't going to start school next week so why quit work now?  September's a long way off.  Bank another $10k at the McJob.
 
2013-02-05 10:16:33 PM
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2013-02-05 10:16:57 PM
There will be no college.
 
2013-02-05 10:17:19 PM
There was this guy who won the lottery. He immediately calls his
wife and says to her, "Honey, I won the lottery, pack your bags."
And she says, "Well, we only have one suitcase."
And he says, "No, just pack your bags,I want you gone when
I get home!"
 
2013-02-05 10:18:05 PM
After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.
 
2013-02-05 10:18:55 PM
I remember a guy winning the California Lottery a few years ago. A reporter asked him if he was going to quit his job. He replied, "No, but my attitude is sure gonna change!"
 
2013-02-05 10:21:35 PM

Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.


Not likely.  That's Mormon country.  You can't even see titties at the titty bar let alone find a hooker.
Blow?  Forget it. The best you can do is score some meth that may or may not kill you immediately.
College?  Oh yeah ISU is a great college.  Or they can move to Boise and attend Bozo U I mean Boise State University.
 
2013-02-05 10:22:15 PM

Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.


Where do you "properly invest" to get 8% interest?
 
2013-02-05 10:22:18 PM

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


Still, this.

It's $100K-ish, after maybe 30% taxes, so... um... $70K. To spend on education, if you choose or to better your life with it in another way. Best of luck to the kid...

/he still needs a fast food job if he want's that cash to last
 
2013-02-05 10:22:58 PM
America: Where you need to win lottery to afford an education.

/first thought in my head
 
2013-02-05 10:22:59 PM

vudukungfu: There was this guy who won the lottery. He immediately calls his
wife and says to her, "Honey, I won the lottery, pack your bags."
And she says, "Well, we only have one suitcase."
And he says, "No, just pack your bags,I want you gone when
I get home!"


Version I heard was more succinct:
Guy wins the lottery, calls his wife and says 'honey I won the lottery, pack your bags'
Wife says 'where are we going'?   Guy says 'nowhere...get the fark out'.
 
2013-02-05 10:25:15 PM

jtown: Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.

They'd have to be  real frugal to stretch $100k (gross, not net) to cover college educations for 2 people without any other source of income.  And they obviously aren't going to start school next week so why quit work now?  September's a long way off.  Bank another $10k at the McJob.


Eh, the kid is probably thrilled that he got a chance to have a Jerry McGuire moment. Sure, that's the more reasonable thing to do. He could just walk in with no ethic at all and dare them to fire him every day.
 
2013-02-05 10:26:50 PM

Begoggle: Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.

Where do you "properly invest" to get 8% interest?


Gun stocks.  I'm already up 16% this year.
 
2013-02-05 10:29:51 PM

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


yup.  that's what I'd do if I hit the lottery for that much.  go back to school for a couple/few years and get myself two or three shiny new degrees.
 
2013-02-05 10:30:26 PM
Dumbass? He was working a min wage job. He dropped it to go to college.

I'm shocked, shocked I say, that someone is doing something responsible with his winnings.
 
2013-02-05 10:30:26 PM
I hit a Conn scratch ticket for $250,000 a couple months ago.
After Taxes, I got about $160,000.
I was looking to go Bankrupt, but I was able to wipe out all my debt.(About $16K) Now working to restore my credit.
I put some in a Roth IRA, Got a $20K 5 year CD, and I purchased a foreclosure House for $55K, and am putting about $45K into it, New Roof, Swapped out from an old Oil furnace and getting Natural Gas. I put blown in insulation in the whole house where there was nothing before.(It gets pretty cold here in CT.)

I have an emergency fund put aside of about $10K that I do not plan to touch in case something happens. Still got some money to spend foolishly,

Still working all 3 of my jobs. Just not quite as hard.

$100K is a lot of money, but not enough to stop working, but, it is enough to make your life easier in the long term.
 
2013-02-05 10:30:39 PM
With the dumbass tag I expected he quit a job one normally just can't go back to... A fast food job isn't one of those. Those aren't hard to get. So now he goes to college without flipping burgers. Nothing dumbass about that.
 
2013-02-05 10:34:44 PM
You'll find him at a Chevy dealer tomorrow, throwin' down for a '14 Vette.
 
2013-02-05 10:34:54 PM
Now let's watch and see how they so. Coming to you this fall on the CW...
 
2013-02-05 10:36:15 PM

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


Are you kidding? Try nearly half that.
 
2013-02-05 10:36:50 PM
A better article had this to add:

Messier has lived in Post Falls all his life and had dreamed of starting trade college but lacked the money to do so, despite working long, extra hours at his job.  He and his fiancé are planning to be married at the end of this month and both want to attend school to learn a profession that could lead to better paying jobs. Messier was planning to work for two or three more years to save the money for his education and put his fiancé through school first. "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise. "This is a dream come true and couldn't have come at a better time."

In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.
 
2013-02-05 10:38:09 PM

Macular Degenerate: Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.


That would cover my heating bill: $5k
and Gas to and from work: $1k.
 
2013-02-05 10:38:11 PM
$100K after taxes? Not rich. Still has a chunk of money, but not rich.
 
2013-02-05 10:38:40 PM

ZAZ: Only $15K per year would suck. I hope he's smart enough to get some benefit out of college. They won't have much left by the time they get out.


You know, I think going to a trade school would be better. Split that kind of cash with your girlfriend, and you'll have enought to get through a community college. Take that money, and go learn yourself some air-conditioning repair.
 
2013-02-05 10:40:32 PM
He works fast food, and buys $20 lotto tickets.  I don't think this kid is cut out for even community college.

But who knows.  Maybe he'll manage to squeak out his AA, and then he'll have the credentials to become shift manager at that fast food joint.

Extra stupid thinking whatever's left after taxes can support both him AND his fiancee through college, even community.  If he were a little bit smart, he'd put himself through college first, then use his increased earnings to support them both while his fiancee gets through.

None of it matters though.  The money will likely be pissed away within 18 months.
 
2013-02-05 10:44:23 PM
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His fiancé?
 
2013-02-05 10:48:07 PM

mesmer242: In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.


And as long as he keeps playing those $20 scratchers, the honeymoon will pay for itself.
 
2013-02-05 10:52:24 PM

mesmer242: In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.


This.
All you haters can shut it. U jelly.

How dare any of the lower classes dare aspire to a happy married life and a job above their lowly station. If they're not tired, poor, and miserable when they go home to live in sin, America and freedom are dead, amirite?
 
2013-02-05 10:53:18 PM

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


What fast food places do you frequent that you think they pay $30K. I have a feeling even managers are barely pulling in that much.
 
2013-02-05 10:54:21 PM
When he is getting paid somewhere in the ballpark of minimum wage ($7.25/hr), he would be risking 4 hours of work on two $10 tickets.  I know some people that play lottery, and they had to work up to buying the more expensive tickets.  People that just play it on an impulse, don't seem to risk more than a buck or two.  That being said, I can guarantee you he spends about half his paycheck on them.  Its kinda funny that every story makes the winner look like someone who just casually strolled in and won their first time playing.
 
2013-02-05 10:56:13 PM

Soupysales: And as long as he keeps playing those $20 scratchers, the honeymoon will pay for itself.


Yes, again, how dare he spend his own money in a way you don't approve of. It must just burn you up inside to see a  peon luck into some money.
 
2013-02-05 11:01:08 PM
Well, if you are used to making 16k a year, are young, and get a lump net sum of ~$70k, you are probably pretty happy, and have a lot of options. Being a 43 year old Software Engineer in the Seattle area, I would buy my wife a new car and add the rest to my stock fund while not missing a day of work..... It's all perspective.
 
2013-02-05 11:08:37 PM

Marshall Willenholly: Managers at Chipotle make $95,000/year.


That includes benes, cash portion is around 60k.
 
kab
2013-02-05 11:10:11 PM
Dumbass tag?  I'm guessing subby would have instead used the money to rice out his WRX and go to disneyworld.
 
2013-02-05 11:10:17 PM
Hell, when i was 18 and working at a pizzahut, there was a guy at my store who went to wendover on the weekend and came back with $10k, and called in rich.
 
2013-02-05 11:11:38 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: Soupysales: And as long as he keeps playing those $20 scratchers, the honeymoon will pay for itself.

Yes, again, how dare he spend his own money in a way you don't approve of. It must just burn you up inside to see a  peon luck into some money.


Nice try, asshole. If you took your head out of... Just kidding. I'm not one of those guys (usually).

Honestly, I have no problem with lotteries. I play myself on occasion But $20 is a hefty chunk for a fast food worker, and very few people do the scratch offs as a whim. A whim will be a couple bucks on the Mega Millions when it keeps rolling over to 5 kajillion dollars. So yes, I will judge this kid on being foolish with his money when he has all these grand plans for the future.
 
2013-02-05 11:12:32 PM

Giltric: That includes benes, cash portion is around 60k.


That's only the general managers, too. I'd be surprised if the shift managers cleared $12/hr, but I've never worked for Chipotle. Are they all corporate or are they franchises?
 
2013-02-05 11:12:37 PM
Messier quit his fast food job, and now he and his fiancé plan to attend college with their winnings.

The bolded part is the only thing I can see that is wrong with his plans. I have no problem with him going to school, but you don't go around fattening up the frogs for other snakes.
 
2013-02-05 11:19:56 PM

Soupysales: Nice try, asshole. If you took your head out of... Just kidding. I'm not one of those guys (usually).

Honestly, I have no problem with lotteries. I play myself on occasion But $20 is a hefty chunk for a fast food worker, and very few people do the scratch offs as a whim. A whim will be a couple bucks on the Mega Millions when it keeps rolling over to 5 kajillion dollars. So yes, I will judge this kid on being foolish with his money when he has all these grand plans for the future.


Eh, who knows. The knee jerk reaction seems to be that anyone who plays the lottery at all is wasting their money. Can't say I completely disagree, but somehow the leap is made that spending $20 on a lottery ticket means he spends half his paycheck on lottery tickets, yada yada.
It seems like he's doing a sensible thing with the money, using it to put into a action a plan he was already pursuing with wages from his McJob. It really doesn't sound to me like he was blowing all of his money on lottery tickets.
If he spends $20 regularly on lottery tickets, who are we to judge what he does with his own money? His lottery tickets budget might match my beer budget, but if we get the same enjoyment out of it, who cares?
I take more issue with the folk who insist that money needs to be utilized fully for monetary gain or it's wasted. You know, the "If you invest that money in an IRA instead of spending it, at 65 you'd have an extra $23,000." types, when a case of beer or a lottery ticket at the end of the week to blow off steam will make the years before retirement pass that much more easily.
 
2013-02-05 11:34:05 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: Eh, who knows. The knee jerk reaction seems to be that anyone who plays the lottery at all is wasting their money. Can't say I completely disagree, but somehow the leap is made that spending $20 on a lottery ticket means he spends half his paycheck on lottery tickets, yada yada.
It seems like he's doing a sensible thing with the money, using it to put into a action a plan he was already pursuing with wages from his McJob. It really doesn't sound to me like he was blowing all of his money on lottery tickets.
If he spends $20 regularly on lottery tickets, who are we to judge what he does with his own money? His lottery tickets budget might match my beer budget, but if we get the same enjoyment out of it, who cares?
I take more issue with the folk who insist that money needs to be utilized fully for monetary gain or it's wasted. You know, the "If you invest that money in an IRA instead of spending it, at 65 you'd have an extra $23,000." types, when a case of beer or a lottery ticket at the end of the week to blow off steam will make the years before retirement pass that much more easily.


I am personally a big fan of blowing discretionary income on things that bring enjoyment, whatever that might be. You are right that my comments were negative, not in a sour grapes way, but just in a jaded "damn kids, don't know what the hell they're doing" way. I guess I've just seen it turn out badly too often.
 
2013-02-05 11:35:21 PM

phrawgh: In short, no.
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2013-02-05 11:44:32 PM
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2013-02-05 11:48:07 PM

Solid State Vittles: Dumbass tag is for subby.


This.
 
2013-02-05 11:59:15 PM

mrlewish: Why would someone call in to a McJob?  They don't even do you the courtesy of paying you enough to make a living. (in other words they were rude first)


I would call in and say "Guess what? I can afford to tell you to f*ck off after two years of working at your sh*tty job!"
And then hang up.
And also remember never to use them for a job reference again.

And then find the person who called me a dumbass for rejoicing in losing a bad job and beat the crap out of him.
 
2013-02-06 12:03:38 AM
I recently had this conversation with a coworker.

How much money would you have to win to not work again?

We both agreed on about $5 million. This takes into account the cost of living in our area, which is high.
 
2013-02-06 12:15:18 AM

jtown: Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.

They'd have to be  real frugal to stretch $100k (gross, not net) to cover college educations for 2 people without any other source of income.  And they obviously aren't going to start school next week so why quit work now?  September's a long way off.  Bank another $10k at the McJob.


Alternatively, he could go to school for 2 years at a community college and get a degree in one of the Trades...( Electronic Engineering Tech., Machinist, Welding)
 
2013-02-06 12:17:59 AM

ongbok: Messier quit his fast food job, and now he and his fiancé plan to attend college with their winnings.

The bolded part is the only thing I can see that is wrong with his plans. I have no problem with him going to school, but you don't go around fattening up the frogs for other snakes.


Ribbit?
 
2013-02-06 12:19:15 AM

Gilligann: I recently had this conversation with a coworker.

How much money would you have to win to not work again?

We both agreed on about $5 million. This takes into account the cost of living in our area, which is high.


Depends a little on how committed you are to a high-cost-of-living area. And how close you are to the grave.

A cool post-tax million at 30, assuming you average 3.5% above inflation, should last you to 100 pulling out ~$38,000 a year.  Which is middling, sure.  It's also an average-to-above income in many states (houses are also under $100k in much of the country).  Also, that $38k isn't getting hit with FICA taxes, and under the current tax code is probably not paying much tax on dividends or capital gains.  It's really more the equivalent of a $50k job.  I'm lazy... sign me up.

The problem with that has been health insurance as a slacker. A million doesn't last long if you are in a wreck uninsured.  We'll see how much of Obamacare lasts, but the design makes it look plausible.
 
2013-02-06 12:19:31 AM
Hookers and Viagra.
 
2013-02-06 12:20:41 AM
It worked out pretty well for that Charley fella, who bought that candy bar and wound up with a chocolate factory that was full of oompla loompas,,,,*giggles*
 
2013-02-06 12:23:15 AM

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


More like 6-7 years after taxes, assuming minimum wage and 29 hours/week.

He can always go back to fast food if necessary.
 
2013-02-06 12:24:49 AM

jtown: why quit work now?


You've never worked in fast food, have you?
 
2013-02-06 12:33:26 AM

mesmer242: A better article had this to add:

Messier has lived in Post Falls all his life and had dreamed of starting trade college but lacked the money to do so, despite working long, extra hours at his job.  He and his fiancé are planning to be married at the end of this month and both want to attend school to learn a profession that could lead to better paying jobs. Messier was planning to work for two or three more years to save the money for his education and put his fiancé through school first. "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise. "This is a dream come true and couldn't have come at a better time."

In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.


Yup, $100k sounds like the ideal amount for a lot of people (not Farkers, obviously, because we're all financial geniuses who could properly manage billions). It's enough to make a positive impact on your life, or have a helluva good time for a while, but not enough to ruin it with a flood of "relatives" coming to you looking for handouts.
 
2013-02-06 12:36:51 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: jtown: Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.

They'd have to be  real frugal to stretch $100k (gross, not net) to cover college educations for 2 people without any other source of income.  And they obviously aren't going to start school next week so why quit work now?  September's a long way off.  Bank another $10k at the McJob.

Alternatively, he could go to school for 2 years at a community college and get a degree in one of the Trades...( Electronic Engineering Tech., Machinist, Welding)


The only community college is in Nampa some 250+ miles away.  The only higher edumacation in that region is in Montana or at Idaho State University in Pocatello.  Pokey has a sum total of 2 bars.  Both suck.  Is that a proper college town?  I think not.
 
2013-02-06 12:39:19 AM

mesmer242: A better article had this to add:

Messier has lived in Post Falls all his life and had dreamed of starting trade college but lacked the money to do so, despite working long, extra hours at his job.  He and his fiancé are planning to be married at the end of this month and both want to attend school to learn a profession that could lead to better paying jobs. Messier was planning to work for two or three more years to save the money for his education and put his fiancé through school first. "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise. "This is a dream come true and couldn't have come at a better time."

In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.


Holy crap.  I get back to this thread to basically find that this is as happy a story as I thought it might be?

That's awesome.
 
2013-02-06 12:44:24 AM

Atharaenea: He works fast food, and buys $20 lotto tickets.  I don't think this kid is cut out for even community college.

But who knows.  Maybe he'll manage to squeak out his AA, and then he'll have the credentials to become shift manager at that fast food joint.

Extra stupid thinking whatever's left after taxes can support both him AND his fiancee through college, even community.  If he were a little bit smart, he'd put himself through college first, then use his increased earnings to support them both while his fiancee gets through.

None of it matters though.  The money will likely be pissed away within 18 months.


But by then, the Best Koreans will have nuked us into the stone age, so who cares?
 
2013-02-06 12:44:43 AM

doglover: jtown: why quit work now?

You've never worked in fast food, have you?


Yes, I have.  Why would you think I haven't?  I even went  back to fast food during my first summer in college because I came home to the sticks and it was an easy, quick buck.  "Hey, Brenda, can I have a job for the summer."  "Sure."  I knew fall semester was coming up in a few months and it'd be nice to go back to school with some spending money.
 
2013-02-06 12:46:26 AM

Smeggy Smurf: The only community college is in Nampa some 250+ miles away.  The only higher edumacation in that region is in Montana or at Idaho State University in Pocatello.  Pokey has a sum total of 2 bars.  Both suck.  Is that a proper college town?  I think not.


From the article he's in Post Falls.  Washington State has a campus in Spokane which is about a 20 minute drive.
 
2013-02-06 12:50:53 AM

jtown: doglover: jtown: why quit work now?

You've never worked in fast food, have you?

Yes, I have.  Why would you think I haven't?  I even went  back to fast food during my first summer in college because I came home to the sticks and it was an easy, quick buck.  "Hey, Brenda, can I have a job for the summer."  "Sure."  I knew fall semester was coming up in a few months and it'd be nice to go back to school with some spending money.


I'm sure he can go back.  I managed a fast food place in college, and if an employee had called and quit because they won the lottery at least it's a pretty good excuse.  I'd have been jealous as hell, but I wouldn't have held it against them if they asked to come back.

I'd look at it as a vacation more than anything else.  He can get another shiatty job.
 
2013-02-06 12:54:51 AM

jtown: it was an easy, quick buck.


It's also everywhere. If you don't like your boss and wanted to move, an extra 100K would really facilitate that. The utility of not doing minimum wage slavery far exceeds the meager compensation you'd receive. So it's much better to take some days off and pack, getting ready to move when the check clears, than it is to go back to the frier and waste any more of your life.

Maybe your job was more fun because you can even remember your manager's name. I certainly cannot because there was no redemption there.
 
2013-02-06 01:01:44 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Solid State Vittles: Christ, some of you guys are wet blankets.  I think it's awesome.  Dumbass tag is for subby.

He's a dumbass for getting engaged while still working a fast food job in Idaho

/submitter


Ah yes, yet another wise intellectual expects that millions of years of human evolution will suddenly just come to a screeching halt because our society has farked itself over.

 Late teens/early twenties = time to start bonding and thinking of starting a family in the reasonably near future. Evolution doesn't care that your society is backwards to the point of "maternal old age" being considered "normal age for first child".

/biology, I haz it.
 
2013-02-06 01:03:45 AM

davidphogan: mesmer242: A better article had this to add:

Messier has lived in Post Falls all his life and had dreamed of starting trade college but lacked the money to do so, despite working long, extra hours at his job.  He and his fiancé are planning to be married at the end of this month and both want to attend school to learn a profession that could lead to better paying jobs. Messier was planning to work for two or three more years to save the money for his education and put his fiancé through school first. "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise. "This is a dream come true and couldn't have come at a better time."

In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.

Holy crap.  I get back to this thread to basically find that this is as happy a story as I thought it might be?

That's awesome.


 Yep! Sure hope they are able to find some great professions they enjoy and make some good money! :D
 
2013-02-06 01:05:58 AM

davidphogan: Smeggy Smurf: The only community college is in Nampa some 250+ miles away.  The only higher edumacation in that region is in Montana or at Idaho State University in Pocatello.  Pokey has a sum total of 2 bars.  Both suck.  Is that a proper college town?  I think not.

From the article he's in Post Falls.  Washington State has a campus in Spokane which is about a 20 minute drive.


Well shiat.  Vodak infused me read that as Idaho Falls.   I must have sluts on the mind as usual.
 
2013-02-06 01:06:25 AM

davidphogan: jtown: doglover: jtown: why quit work now?

You've never worked in fast food, have you?

Yes, I have.  Why would you think I haven't?  I even went  back to fast food during my first summer in college because I came home to the sticks and it was an easy, quick buck.  "Hey, Brenda, can I have a job for the summer."  "Sure."  I knew fall semester was coming up in a few months and it'd be nice to go back to school with some spending money.

I'm sure he can go back.  I managed a fast food place in college, and if an employee had called and quit because they won the lottery at least it's a pretty good excuse.  I'd have been jealous as hell, but I wouldn't have held it against them if they asked to come back.

I'd look at it as a vacation more than anything else.  He can get another shiatty job.


This. As a young man he got the rare opportunity to send a "take this job and shove it." without being broke. Sounds like a happy story to me.
 
2013-02-06 01:15:54 AM
Quitting your fast food job to use 100k to try and step up your life is brilliant, not "dumbass." Anyone who thinks that clinging to low end labor is a good idea is the dumbass.
 
2013-02-06 01:17:45 AM

sycraft: It's cool that he won, but I don't think I'd quit my job, even if it was a basic burger flipper job. Why? Well it really isn't a lot of money, compared to school costs, and it isn't like you can start university right now. So, keep your job, bank the cash, then quit when school starts, or better yet, scale back to part time if feasible. Make it last longer.

I think it is a great idea to use it for university but he's going to wind up with $60-70k or so. Even for one person, that is a stretch for four years of tuition plus living expenses for university. For two, I don't think it'll be enough.

The university I work at, a public state university, is $5,000 per semester for full time, in-state students. So you are looking at $40k for a degree, assuming no increases. Add in books, a place to live, food, etc, and you are gonna need all that money and probably more.

So, maybe instead of quitting the job keep it until you go, and then look at working part time. Makes it a hell of a lot more feasible.



Or maybe the town he lives in is not the same town/city where he plans on going to school. Pretty sure he would be able to find a min-wage job within 5 minutes of his new campus.
 
2013-02-06 01:20:53 AM

Begoggle: Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.

Where do you "properly invest" to get 8% interest?


AGNC.  15-20% dividend, and up around 100% in value.
 
2013-02-06 01:32:41 AM

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


Came to say just this. I don't think the "Dumbass" tag is really warranted on this one. If he actually uses the cash to go back to school, he's being pretty smart. Going from flipping burgers to paying for an education for himself AND another person seems like a good move to me.
 
2013-02-06 02:04:38 AM
At least he'll only be broke at the end of college instead of in debt.
 
2013-02-06 02:08:44 AM

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?


The Regional Manager
 
2013-02-06 02:09:50 AM

Capt. Sparkles: Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.

Came to say just this. I don't think the "Dumbass" tag is really warranted on this one. If he actually uses the cash to go back to school, he's being pretty smart. Going from flipping burgers to paying for an education for himself AND another person seems like a good move to me.


This. And keep in mind that this is what he's saying/doing after what is kind of a life-changer.

If he's SMART, he and fiancee will keep part-time gigs while going to school. Income is never a bad idea. But he made a comment after being handed a LOTTERY CHECK. Let him have it. He's only a dumbass if he doesn't follow through.
 
2013-02-06 02:17:19 AM

Tumunga: ZAZ: Only $15K per year would suck. I hope he's smart enough to get some benefit out of college. They won't have much left by the time they get out.

You know, I think going to a trade school would be better. Split that kind of cash with your girlfriend, and you'll have enought to get through a community college. Take that money, and go learn yourself some air-conditioning repair.


It looks like that's their plan.
 
2013-02-06 02:20:18 AM

nakedcritic: Capt. Sparkles: Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.

Came to say just this. I don't think the "Dumbass" tag is really warranted on this one. If he actually uses the cash to go back to school, he's being pretty smart. Going from flipping burgers to paying for an education for himself AND another person seems like a good move to me.

This. And keep in mind that this is what he's saying/doing after what is kind of a life-changer.

If he's SMART, he and fiancee will keep part-time gigs while going to school. Income is never a bad idea. But he made a comment after being handed a LOTTERY CHECK. Let him have it. He's only a dumbass if he doesn't follow through.


They may do that, who knows? But I'll give him credit for getting to say "screw this" to a menial job.The actual article was a bit sparse on the details. At least his plan is to get an education.
 
2013-02-06 02:41:28 AM

mesmer242: "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise.


If I won 6x my annual salary I would also call in rich.
 
2013-02-06 02:49:13 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Solid State Vittles: Christ, some of you guys are wet blankets.  I think it's awesome.  Dumbass tag is for subby.

He's a dumbass for getting engaged while still working a fast food job in Idaho

/submitter


'fiance/fiancee' is code for 'person I sleep with most'.  doesn't mean you actually have any plans to get married to one another, but it sounds better for public consumption than 'boyfriend/girlfriend' or 'fk buddy'.

and that's why people use it.
 
2013-02-06 02:51:48 AM
Leaving work to go to school = good.

Thinking 100k, after taxes will cover both him and his girl = no so smart.

Depending on what field of study he actually goes into, well....it could be a great investment, or he could be back to flipping burgers again with a degree in something stupid. Like a BA in Music or Psychology.
 
2013-02-06 02:52:06 AM

snuff3r: America: Where you need to win lottery to afford an education.

/first thought in my head


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 
2013-02-06 02:59:49 AM

Gilligann: I recently had this conversation with a coworker.

How much money would you have to win to not work again?

We both agreed on about $5 million. This takes into account the cost of living in our area, which is high.


I could probably get buy with as little as half a million, assuming 5% annual return.  But then, my wife wants to move to Chiang Mai Thailand, and living expenses are super low there.  It wouldn't give us much buffer though for inflation and strengthening of the baht.  But then again, even "retired" I plan to still work.  Probably open up some sort of business in Thailand, maybe a guest house or something to supplement our income and give us something to do.
 
2013-02-06 03:01:30 AM

mesmer242: A better article had this to add:

Messier has lived in Post Falls all his life and had dreamed of starting trade college but lacked the money to do so, despite working long, extra hours at his job.  He and his fiancé are planning to be married at the end of this month and both want to attend school to learn a profession that could lead to better paying jobs. Messier was planning to work for two or three more years to save the money for his education and put his fiancé through school first. "Wow, that's about six years of salary at my old job," said Messier when he held his check at Lottery offices in Boise. "This is a dream come true and couldn't have come at a better time."

In other words, they already had the wedding planned and already had a plan to go to school once they'd saved the money. He was making 16k a year in a small town so even after taxes this is a huge break for them. It sounds like they know what they're doing, work hard for what they want, and they deserve a break. Good on them and I hope it works out for them.


ongbok is right, don't fatten up frogs for other snakes.  This story makes no sense.  Why would they be getting married at the end of this month? What's the rush?  Why get married now, but put off school 'until they saved the money'?

Is she pregnant?

Why is he being expected to work extra hours to put her ass through school first, and only after she's gone through school is he allowed to go to school?  Does she not have functioning legs, arms, a brain?  Can she not get a job?  Can she not use the money she earns from her job to pay for her college expenses instead of living off someone who can barely take care of himself?  Can she not apply for grants?

This story makes no sense, so I'm going to have to call BULLshiat on it.  Dude needs to ditch the biatch, because he's in for a world of hurt if he chooses to marry a high maintenance biatch when he's just getting by himself.  biatch needs to get a job and contribute instead of living that 'what's yours is mine and what's mine is mine' bullshiat.

And they both need to get the fk out of here with that 'we're engaged' crap. Yeah, right. That decision was made by whom how quickly after finding out he won?

I want to wish this dude lots of luck with his winnings, because he's going to need it.  Poor bastard. :(
 
2013-02-06 03:38:29 AM

WorldCitizen: Really? You think people flipping burgers make $30,000 per year?


Yes... if they work in a sit-down chain restaurant, and have been there a few years, they likely make 12-18 dollars an hour...
 
2013-02-06 04:40:28 AM

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


Yeah, I'm kind of curious where the 'dumbass' comes in and what other people are talking about.

Win 100k
Quit crappy job
Go to college
Get a real career

Sounds like a good plan.
 
2013-02-06 04:46:14 AM

ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.


Try closer to $15k
 
2013-02-06 04:53:48 AM

artthehypnotist: I hit a Conn scratch ticket for $250,000 a couple months ago.
After Taxes, I got about $160,000.
I was looking to go Bankrupt, but I was able to wipe out all my debt.(About $16K) Now working to restore my credit.
I put some in a Roth IRA, Got a $20K 5 year CD, and I purchased a foreclosure House for $55K, and am putting about $45K into it, New Roof, Swapped out from an old Oil furnace and getting Natural Gas. I put blown in insulation in the whole house where there was nothing before.(It gets pretty cold here in CT.)

I have an emergency fund put aside of about $10K that I do not plan to touch in case something happens. Still got some money to spend foolishly,

Still working all 3 of my jobs. Just not quite as hard.

$100K is a lot of money, but not enough to stop working, but, it is enough to make your life easier in the long term.


Congratulations.  For the majority of us, 100k before taxes, is anywhere from a year to 2.5 years of income.  There's not a lot of super cool awesome stuff you can do in that range, but you sure can use it to help get ahead.
 
2013-02-06 05:33:59 AM

Relatively Obscure: From a fast food job, to go to school?  I think that's fine.


This. It's a good move.
 
2013-02-06 06:49:40 AM
hey Dr. i'm rich i don't have to see you as a patient anymore.  YES YOU DO.  YOU NEED THIS PSYCHIATRIC MEDICINE CAUSE YOU'RE HEARING VOICES
 
2013-02-06 06:52:40 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Smeggy Smurf: Solid State Vittles: Christ, some of you guys are wet blankets.  I think it's awesome.  Dumbass tag is for subby.

He's a dumbass for getting engaged while still working a fast food job in Idaho

/submitter

'fiance/fiancee' is code for 'person I sleep with most'.  doesn't mean you actually have any plans to get married to one another, but it sounds better for public consumption than 'boyfriend/girlfriend' or 'fk buddy'.

and that's why people use it.


I have a friend who always calls her husband "boyfriend", just to mess with people.
 
2013-02-06 06:56:52 AM
My friend and I started hugging right there in the car!

i5.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-06 07:29:15 AM

Gilligann: I recently had this conversation with a coworker.

How much money would you have to win to not work again?

We both agreed on about $5 million. This takes into account the cost of living in our area, which is high.


My husband and I agreed that, should we ever hit the lottery, we're moving the hell out of Jersey and going someplace where the money will go farther.
 
2013-02-06 07:33:12 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: ongbok is right, don't fatten up frogs for other snakes. This story makes no sense. Why would they be getting married at the end of this month? What's the rush? Why get married now, but put off school 'until they saved the money'?

Is she pregnant?

Why is he being expected to work extra hours to put her ass through school first, and only after she's gone through school is he allowed to go to school? Does she not have functioning legs, arms, a brain? Can she not get a job? Can she not use the money she earns from her job to pay for her college expenses instead of living off someone who can barely take care of himself? Can she not apply for grants?


Why wait to get married? A marriage license is cheap as compared to school, and a wedding is as cheap as you want it to be. Plus, being married can make other things less expensive -- for instance, rent can be cheaper for a married couple than two unrelated people sharing an apartment, as they're assumed to be more settled down and responsible.

As for why he'd put his fianceé through school first, perhaps she is smarter than him, has a more concrete plan than he does, or has work experience or connections that will help her get a better-paying job more quickly than he might. Or perhaps they decided they should stagger their educations and flipped a coin to decide who would go first.

In short, this doesn't have to be a tragic scam.
 
2013-02-06 07:51:07 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: ongbok is right, don't fatten up frogs for other snakes. This story makes no sense. Why would they be getting married at the end of this month? What's the rush? Why get married now, but put off school 'until they saved the money'?

Is she pregnant?

Why is he being expected to work extra hours to put her ass through school first, and only after she's gone through school is he allowed to go to school? Does she not have functioning legs, arms, a brain? Can she not get a job? Can she not use the money she earns from her job to pay for her college expenses instead of living off someone who can barely take care of himself? Can she not apply for grants?

This story makes no sense, so I'm going to have to call BULLshiat on it. Dude needs to ditch the biatch, because he's in for a world of hurt if he chooses to marry a high maintenance biatch when he's just getting by himself. biatch needs to get a job and contribute instead of living that 'what's yours is mine and what's mine is mine' bullshiat.

And they both need to get the fk out of here with that 'we're engaged' crap. Yeah, right. That decision was made by whom how quickly after finding out he won?



A better question would be why the fark do you care how people run their lives? I'm sure they have reasons for doing things the way they're doing them. Don't be angry because they didn't ask for your awesome advice or approval.
 
2013-02-06 08:01:50 AM
$100,000? Thats less than rich, but more than nubian rich.
 
2013-02-06 08:04:17 AM
A few things things.

1. Just based on the one photo and and my gaydar burying the needle past the red line he's like, hilariously gay.
2. Based on Facebook, this is what he's engaged to:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
3. Yes, there's at least one kid and possibly two.
4. This is going to end in fire.
 
2013-02-06 08:05:02 AM
^ ... I said "things" twice.

/I like things.
 
2013-02-06 08:18:42 AM
... and a fairly well-along ultrasound he posted on Facebook is dated less than six months after the date they got engaged. *sigh*

/I've made myself sad.
 
2013-02-06 08:32:02 AM
If he is smart enough to play the lottery, im sure he has everything else figured out
 
2013-02-06 08:32:31 AM

Slaxl: Give the guy a break, his brain is in the right place. He knows he can't blow it all on fun otherwise he'll have to go back to his shiatty life, so instead h e's spending it on going back to college. Whether he succeeds and follows through is a different story, but at least he knows what the right thing to do is.

His only mistake is buying college time for his fianceé as well. TV and Films about university life has taught me that women find someone else in those dens of iniquity.


A friend of mine was paying for his wife to go to college. As soon as she graduated, she divorced him.
 
2013-02-06 08:38:31 AM
Good for him on using the money to get his degree.  However,  I don't think he's looked at the cost of a 4 year degree...because he'll be broke by the time he graduates.  Of course, if he gets a liberal arts degree, he'll be back working fast food after 4 years.
 
2013-02-06 08:46:46 AM

Marshall Willenholly: Managers at Chipotle make $95,000/year.


That is correct. And starting wages for a counter jockey are around $21,000/ year. No, it's not "get rich" money, but it's much better than any other fast food job I know of. Hey- maybe THAT is why I generally see the same people at my local chipotle year after year, and why they're generally happy and friendly. Maybe there really IS something to the whole "take care of your employees, and they'll take care of you" thing. See also: Costco, where the minimum starting wage, at least 3 or 4 years ago, is something like $11.25/hr. It's probably a bit more now.

Or nah... respecting the ones who enable you to make your money is just socialism. It'll never work.
 
2013-02-06 08:54:52 AM
fark that tax on your post-lotto winnings, americans. we get to keep what we win, not half.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-06 08:56:33 AM
In case nobody noticed, I may have initially overestimated how much money this guy was making.
 
2013-02-06 09:05:16 AM
Messier quit his fast food job, and now he and his fiancé plan to attend college with their winnings.

First lottery winner that sounds like he'll put the money to better use than a new set of rims.
 
2013-02-06 09:32:07 AM
The butthurt in here is still astounding.
 
2013-02-06 09:55:01 AM

AdrianLamo: A few things things.

1. Just based on the one photo and and my gaydar burying the needle past the red line he's like, hilariously gay.
2. Based on Facebook, this is what he's engaged to:
[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 212x212]
3. Yes, there's at least one kid and possibly two.
4. This is going to end in fire.



TODDLER PHOTO BOMB!!!

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-06 10:02:48 AM
Make a list?
www.eonline.com
 
2013-02-06 10:12:39 AM

Kyosuke: Fast food job? I don't even call in.


this, nobody calls into min wage job to quit.
 
2013-02-06 10:50:02 AM

F22raptom: fark that tax on your post-lotto winnings, americans. we get to keep what we win, not half.


You must live in Somalia.
 
2013-02-06 10:54:19 AM

Sergeant Grumbles: Soupysales: Nice try, asshole. If you took your head out of... Just kidding. I'm not one of those guys (usually).

Honestly, I have no problem with lotteries. I play myself on occasion But $20 is a hefty chunk for a fast food worker, and very few people do the scratch offs as a whim. A whim will be a couple bucks on the Mega Millions when it keeps rolling over to 5 kajillion dollars. So yes, I will judge this kid on being foolish with his money when he has all these grand plans for the future.

Eh, who knows. The knee jerk reaction seems to be that anyone who plays the lottery at all is wasting their money. Can't say I completely disagree, but somehow the leap is made that spending $20 on a lottery ticket means he spends half his paycheck on lottery tickets, yada yada.
It seems like he's doing a sensible thing with the money, using it to put into a action a plan he was already pursuing with wages from his McJob. It really doesn't sound to me like he was blowing all of his money on lottery tickets.
If he spends $20 regularly on lottery tickets, who are we to judge what he does with his own money? His lottery tickets budget might match my beer budget, but if we get the same enjoyment out of it, who cares?
I take more issue with the folk who insist that money needs to be utilized fully for monetary gain or it's wasted. You know, the "If you invest that money in an IRA instead of spending it, at 65 you'd have an extra $23,000." types, when a case of beer or a lottery ticket at the end of the week to blow off steam will make the years before retirement pass that much more easily.


This is the most sensible post about the lottery on FARK I've ever seen.
 
2013-02-06 11:30:17 AM
Would have kept the job up until the day classes start.  Then again, if he's doing this, he's clearly not smart enough to make it through school.
 
2013-02-06 11:49:17 AM

MythDragon: $100,000? Thats less than rich, but more than nubian rich.


Is it in the US?  Is it $100,000 after taxes?
 
2013-02-06 11:52:20 AM

Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.


I would spend $90,000 on drugs and women, then I'd blow the rest.
 
drp
2013-02-06 12:18:16 PM

Begoggle: Macular Degenerate: After taxes he'll net about $75K. Properly invested, that could generate about $6,000 per year in income.

Or he'll blow it in a matter of weeks on hookers and blow.

My bet is on the latter.

Where do you "properly invest" to get 8% interest?


What's interesting (and terrifying) to me is that, of the minority of Americans who are actually actively saving for retirement, almost all of them are planning with wildly optimistic math.

They think they can count on 11% annual stock market returns, followed by sustained withdrawal rates from safe/low-risk investments in the 6-8% range.  Reality might be half that.
 I think it's mostly because of those shiatbags on financial TV who sell their advice because following it won't make them any money.
 
2013-02-06 12:19:56 PM
Hmm. I worked fast food while attending college.
 
2013-02-06 12:39:16 PM

drp: They think they can count on 11% annual stock market returns, followed by sustained withdrawal rates from safe/low-risk investments in the 6-8% range. Reality might be half that.


And you also have to consider inflation. A bag of cat food is going to cost a lot more when you retire than it does today.
 
2013-02-06 12:45:51 PM
I'm sure he feels great.The reality is people who work at fast food places are the working poor.Not to mention 90 percent of fast food workers are only considered part time(some work 40 plus hours a week) and have to bend over-backwards to accommodate any hours requested by a manager.

This might be the only chance this guy ever gets to have a better life.It sort of baffles me that many of you even care how the money is spent.It is not your money.
 
2013-02-06 12:47:31 PM

sycraft: Unfortunately, I think he is more likely to blow through it since he doesn't seem to have the best grasp on money management.


I'm afraid that I agree with you. A couple $10 lottery tickets is about half a day's pay for a fast-food worker, after taxes.
 
2013-02-06 01:56:27 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: MythDragon: $100,000? Thats less than rich, but more than nubian rich.

Is it in the US?  Is it $100,000 after taxes?


No, he's gonna pay taxes so I am guess he's gonna wind up with $60,000 or so. And that's not rich. You could blow that on nothing in short order. He's got enough money not to need to work for a year or two depending on how he lives, but then he's back to McDonalds. You could easily spend that on a nice car such as an Acura RL, or as a down payment on a home.

Or you could do what this guy says he's gonna do and go to school and get a good education, which doesn't guarantee you'll get a decent job anyway, and that's if he doesn't succumb to the temptation to go on a spree with that money.

So many people look at sudden money as 'free' money to play with. My roomate's boyfriend is looking at getting a lump sum back-pay disability payment. His sister wants him to giver her a chunk to help fund her weed exploits. His mom wants him to pay her back for all thos years of 'raisin' a kid'. Everyone looks at this upcoming (maybe) chunck of money as some sort of prize. And they are all pissed at my roomate who is trying to get him to put it into an account so that he'll actualy have some of that to put toward a house and his future.
 
2013-02-06 02:54:10 PM
I called in and told my boss i had an eye problem, i couldn't see myself working for them anymore....
 
2013-02-06 03:18:16 PM

MythDragon: Inflatable Rhetoric: MythDragon: $100,000? Thats less than rich, but more than nubian rich.

Is it in the US?  Is it $100,000 after taxes?

No, he's gonna pay taxes so I am guess he's gonna wind up with $60,000 or so. And that's not rich. You could blow that on nothing in short order. He's got enough money not to need to work for a year or two depending on how he lives, but then he's back to McDonalds. You could easily spend that on a nice car such as an Acura RL, or as a down payment on a home.

Or you could do what this guy says he's gonna do and go to school and get a good education, which doesn't guarantee you'll get a decent job anyway, and that's if he doesn't succumb to the temptation to go on a spree with that money.

So many people look at sudden money as 'free' money to play with. My roomate's boyfriend is looking at getting a lump sum back-pay disability payment. His sister wants him to giver her a chunk to help fund her weed exploits. His mom wants him to pay her back for all thos years of 'raisin' a kid'. Everyone looks at this upcoming (maybe) chunck of money as some sort of prize. And they are all pissed at my roomate who is trying to get him to put it into an account so that he'll actualy have some of that to put toward a house and his future.


With student loans the way they are, there isn't any reason to wait for a 100k payday before going to school.  The amount of money students can get is staggering.
 
2013-02-06 03:48:11 PM
I could live on $50,000 for a few years, easily. Some of you don't know how to live modestly, I guess.
 
2013-02-06 06:02:51 PM
Fark_Guy_Rob:  With student loans the way they are, there isn't any reason to wait for a 100k payday before going to school.  The amount of money students can get is staggering.

As is the amount of debt they can burden themselves with. Sounds like this guy considers his prize to be "a metric ton of Pell Grants" rather than "woo hoo! I'm getting a new Xbox and some rims!" He knows what happens to minimum wage slaves who just piss away their paychecks on crap month after month (sometimes for years) instead of investing that money in creating a better future for themselves. He'll do just fine.

I don't begrudge the kid spending $20 on a lottery ticket anymore than I would if he'd spent in on beer. Minimum wage life sucks. And for every year he spent at that crappy job trying to save money is another year the college can raise tuition.
 
2013-02-06 06:39:57 PM

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 470x263]

1. Fool
2. Money
3. Parted.


Right, making fast food wages and dropping $20 on scratch tickets.

But, it did work out pretty well for him.
 
2013-02-06 07:56:31 PM

ZAZ: Messier quit his fast food job

He just won two years income (after taxes). He can afford some time off.


Where do you live that fast food employees make $50k/year before taxes? Average rate for fast food employees is minimum wage. He just won about 10 years worth of wages, 6 after federal taxes.
 
2013-02-06 07:59:41 PM

fusillade762: davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

Minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25. That would leave him with about $14,000 a year after taxes.


Most fast food employees don't work full time though. Usually it's 3-4 6 hour shifts per week.
 
2013-02-07 10:27:50 AM

redhook: fusillade762: davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

Minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25. That would leave him with about $14,000 a year after taxes.

Most fast food employees don't work full time though. Usually it's 3-4 6 hour shifts per week.


And, he lives in Idaho... I'm going to guess you can get a decent apartment for $350-400 a month.   Add $100-200 for utilities, and $200/mo for food... that is $800/mo, or $9600/yr, for just what he needs for "room & board".   So, if he had two part time jobs to get him to $14-18k a year, you could certainly survive as a young guy with no health issues, with a little bit to use for transportation, incidentals and maybe even save $1k a year.

/of course, it sounds like "incidentals" for him was $20 lottery tickets, so, YMMV
 
2013-02-07 04:39:01 PM

dletter: redhook: fusillade762: davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

Minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25. That would leave him with about $14,000 a year after taxes.

Most fast food employees don't work full time though. Usually it's 3-4 6 hour shifts per week.

And, he lives in Idaho... I'm going to guess you can get a decent apartment for $350-400 a month.   Add $100-200 for utilities, and $200/mo for food... that is $800/mo, or $9600/yr, for just what he needs for "room & board".   So, if he had two part time jobs to get him to $14-18k a year, you could certainly survive as a young guy with no health issues, with a little bit to use for transportation, incidentals and maybe even save $1k a year.

/of course, it sounds like "incidentals" for him was $20 lottery tickets, so, YMMV


Down here in Boise you can't get a roach hotel for $400 a month.  I lucked into a dumbass landlord that has my rent for a 2 bedroom house at $600 a month.  The exact same house down the street goes for $750.  This for a cheaply built house from 1974.  Cheap by '74 cookie cutter standards.
 
2013-02-07 04:42:10 PM

Smeggy Smurf: dletter: redhook: fusillade762: davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

davidphogan: ZAZ: Maybe it is three years. I figured 40% off his prize for taxes and he might be making $30,000 per year with minimal taxes.

Who makes thirty thousand a year at a fast food place?

Minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25. That would leave him with about $14,000 a year after taxes.

Most fast food employees don't work full time though. Usually it's 3-4 6 hour shifts per week.

And, he lives in Idaho... I'm going to guess you can get a decent apartment for $350-400 a month.   Add $100-200 for utilities, and $200/mo for food... that is $800/mo, or $9600/yr, for just what he needs for "room & board".   So, if he had two part time jobs to get him to $14-18k a year, you could certainly survive as a young guy with no health issues, with a little bit to use for transportation, incidentals and maybe even save $1k a year.

/of course, it sounds like "incidentals" for him was $20 lottery tickets, so, YMMV

Down here in Boise you can't get a roach hotel for $400 a month.  I lucked into a dumbass landlord that has my rent for a 2 bedroom house at $600 a month.  The exact same house down the street goes for $750.  This for a cheaply built house from 1974.  Cheap by '74 cookie cutter standards.


I was looking in this guys neck of the woods.... this looked pretty good for $370....  http://www.trulia.com/rental/3100439155-3743-W-Tayjan-Ln-Post-Falls-I D -83854#photo-1
 
2013-02-07 05:24:00 PM
Not too bad for a cookie cutter apartment that has as much room as my back pocket
 
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