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He won $3.4 million — then went back to work as janitor
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u jelly?
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That's a sweet story.
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Since when the janitoring janitor is janitoring "janitor" a janitoring derogatory janitoring term? It doesn't make any janitoring sense!
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heh agree with you orbit nice to know there are still smart decent people out there, although the only real reason we don't notice them as much is because bad/greedy/selfish people tend to cause more noticeable things.

as for me if i got rich like that i wud do the same thing essentially. altho there may be one or two crazy things i would try if it wouldn't waste too much of my money, i would like to try and build a giant rail-gun and a massive capacitor bank under wherever i live and some solar cells to to charge the capacitors. prolly wouldn't even get halfway tho hehe.
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Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:

one don't use the word janitor it's derogatory


How come? (I'm from the UK so I wouldn't know)


But I wouldn't go back to my job, but at least he's not gonna spend his cash on things he'd never use and waste it(like some lotto winners).

His life anyway hope he enjoys.
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I think s/he is very jelly.
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Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:

one don't use the word janitor it's derogatory, secondly that's the smart thing to do, money doesn't make one truly happy and carelessly spending it on "stuff" is not a wise choice either. Hmm.. I am not really to sure what to think


How is janitor derogatory....? Is there any particular reason? Would custodian be more appropriate? First time I heard of janitor being a hurtful term.


As for this story, good for him. People of high moral values hardly succeed, but in his own way he has. It isn't bad coverage since it details a one out of a million chance to actually win the lottery. And he did.

Chance and luck.
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Janitor refers to a lazy, trashy, poorly uneducated person that has to clean because they have no other choice in life, and yeah custodian would be better, I guess I have a bit of personal preference on this due in part that my father is plant operator and isn't any of the above, again it's just a IMO.
Posted 7/8/11

Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:



Janitor refers to a lazy, trashy, poorly uneducated person that has to clean because they have no other choice in life, and yeah custodian would be better, I guess I have a bit of personal preference on this due in part that my father is plant operator and isn't any of the above, again it's just a IMO.


Personal preferences don't sortie facts, although it sounds like janitor was simply made into slang. Which by itself, is more disrespectful then the occupation.
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Posted 7/8/11

Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:

Janitor refers to a lazy, trashy, poorly uneducated person that has to clean because they have no other choice in life, and yeah custodian would be better, I guess I have a bit of personal preference on this due in part that my father is plant operator and isn't any of the above, again it's just a IMO.


Doesn't really fit a friend of mine.

He works a lot and has a lot of responsibility. He earns €8300+/- per month. If anything, he is the very opposite of what you've been saying what janitors refer to. It's a pretty good job and the pay is pretty good in Finland.



€8300 = $11839
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Oh, that's nice. I'm glad money didn't consume his ability to contribute, nor did it get to his head. Really nice to see somebody using money for good, responsible reasons :]

thread made my day
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Ehhhhh, He's a rare find.
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Hope he saves some for the future, when toilets clean themselves and robots pick up the trash.
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30 / M / Glendale, AZ
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This is really sweet. Honestly, many people who win that much money can end up becoming stuck up and unpleasant while many others may end up like this guy. What's neat is he is using that money to help improve the school track team. Whether it be this, food, health, education, or whatever, using money to help improve your community is a beautiful. Because news tends to be about negativity since that how it often gets attention, good Samaritans/caring people will often get overlooked because news
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$3.4 million won't last as long as you think. He may already know that. Consider that $3.4 million is the amount before taxes which can take up to half of his winnings. And also he's old enough to have grandchildren, so what is he supposed to do?, go out and change his life that he's perfectly comfortable with? If I won the lottery (especially if it was for $3.4 million) I'd keep working, maybe even part time, buy a house that doesn't break the bank for someone who makes $40K a year and live comfortably with what I have. I can stretch that out over a very long time, or work normally and put a lot of it to an early retirement.
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