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Workers with San Antonio jobs would keep working if they won lottery

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Some workers with San Antonio jobs would remain in their position even if they hit the lottery, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

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 keep their current job.

The most common reasons workers would stay employed after winning the lottery included:

I would be bored if I didn’t work – 77 percent
Work gives me a sense of purpose and accomplishment – 76 percent
I want financial security aside from the financial winnings – 42 percent
I would miss co-workers – 23 percent

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 my employer more time if they needed it to find a replacement – 48 percent
Give two weeks’ notice and leave after two weeks – 31 percent
Resign that day without giving notice – 13 percent
Tell off the boss and air all grievances – 3 percent
Not show up to work the next morning without formally quitting – 2 percent.

Only 15 percent of workers report they are currently working in their dream job, and another 36 percent say that while they’re not quite there yet, they believe they will be someday.