Would You Turn Down A 1.6 Billion Dollar Offer? A 22 Year Old Did...

@peaceful (3286)
United States
May 31, 2007 10:17am CST
That's exactly what this kid did, because he has the "guts" to hold out until he gets what he wants: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/student/news/article756374.ece I understand that Google might just be raising the dough (about 3 billion) to buy him out! :) What if someone made you an offer like this? How would you respond? I mean 1.6 billion is a lot of pocket change, and he was gutsy enough to take the risk of holding out... do you think you could that? Have you ever demanded a raise and got it? Or, have you been told to take what we give you, or there's the door... what did you do then, win or lose? Free Climber for all respondants: http://tinyurl.com/3y8ctd
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
31 May 07
I would have taken the money- I'm not greedy 1.6 BILLION would suit me just fine!!!!!
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
31 May 07
Yeah, I figure that I could put a slight dent in my expenses with that kind of money! :) LOL! :) Can you imagine someone waving a check in front of you with that many zero's on it, after a figure?
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
31 May 07
It would have to be an extra long check..lol Where can i go to get offered that kind of money.....if only!!!
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
31 May 07
You might try The Ladders: http://www.theladders.com/reg/signup_affiliate?pl=conv-00?img=2&cr=5649 They only offer jobs that pay $100,000 a year and up! :) What the heck, Rome got built because of a dream, didn't it? :)
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@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
2 Jun 07
If someone offered me 1.6 billion dollars, I'd take it without blinking. I couldn't imagine having that much money or would know what to do with it. I'd likely change my identity so long lost relatives can't track me down. 1.6 billion dollars would be more than enough money for me to do nothing but write. I'd open a writing resort. Once I asked for a raise, but my boss turned me down. Within two weeks, I was working for someone else who paid me more than I had asked from the first boss. Thanks for the link to Climber.com. Our company just laid off 300 employees at our location, and though upper management says my department doesn't have to worry about job security, I'm not believing it. That's what the new CEO told everyone in our company a month ago.
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I would imagine that I'd have a similar reaction, but I've practiced "spending a billion" so that I'll know what to do if an offer of that size was ever tossed in my direction... Try it for yourself, get a calculator and go online and go "shopping" for homes, cars, investment properties and make charitable donations and such, you'd be surprised at how fast a billion can be spent these days! :)
@paulick (533)
• Denmark
1 Jun 07
Well ofcause 1.6 is alot of money. But if you know you have something that is good and somebody wants to buy it, then you should not take the first offer. IT is a negosiation, they are more than willing to pay a lot more than 1.6. But ofcause it takes guts to say no to that much money.
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yes sir, it sure would make me (Old"Ice for Blood") pause for a couple of minutes, too! :) That kind of 22 year old bravado might be just what some people need to give a boost to their own Lives, though... Go, Kid! Get ALL that you deserve! :)
• India
2 Jun 07
No..I cant..But i will spend some for a gud cause
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
2 Jun 07
YIKES. If I got that much money offered to me...I wouldnt beable to hold out. LOL. Id take the money and run!