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Old 11-01-2016, 12:43 PM
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Just for the heck of it!!

If you won the lotto, would you still keep your daycare?
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:46 PM
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Nope. I'd close immediately.

I wouldn't even give notice other than to say I won!

Sorry, but that's the truth.

This is my job and although I do like my job, if I didn't have to go, I wouldn't go.

I'd like to think I'd be kind enough to give a little notice but I gotta be honest...I probably wouldn't.

I highly doubt a single one of my daycare parents would give me notice....they'd probably just pay the final two weeks (with lottery winnings of course) and never look back.
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:48 PM
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Nope. I'd close immediately.

I wouldn't even give notice other than to say I won!

Sorry, but that's the truth.

This is my job and although I do like my job, if I didn't have to go, I wouldn't go.

I'd like to think I'd be kind enough to give a little notice but I gotta be honest...I probably wouldn't.

I highly doubt a single one of my daycare parents would give me notice....they'd probably just pay the final two weeks (with lottery winnings of course) and never look back.
Haha I love it!!! I honestly would do the same thing! I would say BYE BYE!
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Old 11-01-2016, 12:52 PM
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Nope. I'd be one of those volunteers at my son's school.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:16 PM
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I'd like to think I'd be kind enough to give a little notice but I gotta be honest...I probably wouldn't.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:19 PM
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Ummm........... No.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:23 PM
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Nope. I'd homeschool my ds and travel the world with him and hubby
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:28 PM
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I would give a months notice. Lotto money doesn't appear in your bank over night. I'd want to give myself some time to hire a good financial advisor and get the money deposited in my account before quitting

I would be a SAHM until youngest goes to school. Maybe teach part time middle school again - just one class. Maybe get my masters... travel...work out alot, like at the crazy posh places that have flavored water out in pitchers
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:32 PM
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I would text them all..yup text! And I would be to busy doing the happy dance that I would not, I repeat, NOT, give any notice. Let's be honest, they would not give notice. I agree with BC. They would pay the two weeks and be long gone.

I think anyone who got a substantial amount would be done at a drop of a hat. We all want to be super nice and give 2weeks, but......yea that's not happening.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:37 PM
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Right now I think I'd expand. Maybe as a non-profit, for special, medical and exceptional needs. There is nothing to meet this need in my community. I'd also like to open one for seniors for the same reason. Obviously, it would have to be one heck of a payout.

In reality, though, I'd prefer to not have the kind of problems large payouts like that bring to people. I think I'll keep my nose to the grindstone and enjoy my peace.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:14 PM
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Just for the heck of it!!

If you won the lotto, would you still keep your daycare?
Assuming I won a considerable large amount of money, I would stop enrolling new kids, see this group through (I only care for toddlers and pre-k) and then quit!
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:18 PM
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I would give 2 weeks notice and then be done. Only reason I'd give the notices is because 2 of my families are very good, very long term families (8+ years) and I just couldn't dropped them without warning.

But after that, yes I would be so done!
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:34 PM
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Since I haven't started yet, I can't be positive, but I think I would continue the care, hire someone to be the provider, and start a non-profit child care center.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:38 PM
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Just for the heck of it!!

If you won the lotto, would you still keep your daycare?
Oh, heLL no! I'd become a perpetual student, pursuing one degree after another, chosen strictly based on my interests. During summers (4 months long), I'd travel the world.
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:34 PM
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Nope. I'd give at least 2 week notice though.
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:50 PM
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Depends on how much I won.

First I'd pay off our house, buy better cars, then put away college tuition for the younger 4, reside the house, redo the driveway, THEN if there was enough to live on I'd close.
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Old 11-01-2016, 07:51 PM
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Bye Felicia!!
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:02 PM
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lol someone of you are cracking me up.

I did forget to ask how much we would win. That would completely change my answer.
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Old 11-02-2016, 03:11 AM
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Bye Felicia!!
Ohhhh myyyy goodness......best answer ever....I just had my coffee coming out of my nose from laughing
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:53 AM
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Bye Felicia!!
Best answer yet LOL.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:34 AM
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Depends on how much I won.

First I'd pay off our house, buy better cars, then put away college tuition for the younger 4, reside the house, redo the driveway, THEN if there was enough to live on I'd close.
This I would have to do 2 weeks.... if it was a huge amount I would enable my mom's that wanted to stay home to do so... pay off their house etc so they could.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:12 AM
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Since it takes time to get the money, I would wait and then give notice. (and be counting down the minutes) ha.

I would pay to renovate our new house (we are doing it ourselves to save money, dh is a contractor but it's slow going with 1-2 guys and me on weekends)

I would buy out the properties surrounding our land and give them to family, friends.

I would buy the 18 acre open lot behind us.

I would homeschool my kids, hire a private tutor/therapists for ds (ASD).

I would set up college funds for my kids.

I would foster kids again.

I would paint, and build furniture, and have a studio put on my land to pass my time.

I would donate our current home, mortgage free, to a working family in need.
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Old 11-01-2016, 08:35 PM
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I would most definitely quit. I would give notice though because I am extremely close with a couple of my kids and I'd want to make sure their parents found great care for them. With that being said it probably would be the longest 2 weeks ever!
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:39 AM
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I need to start playing the lottery! Yes, I'd quit in a second. I'd also use much of the money for good. I'd like to be like Ellen and scout out well deserving people to help. People who don't ask for it. Oh that would be the best job in the world!
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:50 AM
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Depending on the amount, as others have said, I would quit.

I would not tell anyone that I won the lottery beyond my immediate family. Too many cockroaches come crawling out of the woodwork for my peace of mind. True story - a friend of my dd's father won a couple of million in the lottery. He went back to his native country to share some of the money. His brother became jealous and angry over the amount he was given so he killed his brother.

I would give my families a 1 month notice, just tell them that I am retiring. I would sell my house and move without telling my neighbors that I was moving.
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:56 PM
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I'd give my dc families 2 weeks' notice, but I'd keep caring for my grandbaby.
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Old 11-02-2016, 01:49 PM
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2 weeks notice to fulfill my contract. I don't think any of my families would sue but I would definitely want to end on a positive note.

My dh and I also talked about paying back the child care fees the good families paid over the years.

For us, we would look into getting a house built to our specifications, get new vehicles, pull the kids out of school to home school and travel.

For our immediate family, we would pay off their homes and debt and set them up to have an income (whether that be with rental properties or another business venture).

We have some plans already in place for extended family and friends.

For charity, we would pay a lot back to the charter school my children currently attend. I personally would do a lot for charity (things I've wanted to do previously but was unable). I would also have the TIME to volunteer, which would be wonderful!!
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Old 11-02-2016, 02:16 PM
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If it was a lot of money that I could live on the rest of my life. I would not enroll any more kids, keep the group I have until they all go off to kinder, then quit and when grand babies come, then watch them, or actually give my daughter and son n law money so she can be a stay at home mommy and we can all hang out
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