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Old 08-10-2006, 06:30 AM   #1
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\"Make a million $$ in a few minutes of work each day\"...good idea???

So, I've recently been presented with what seems like an incredible opportunity. It only requires minimal work, and the reward is amazing. With that said, it is risky. I would definitely appriciate some advice from everyone, especially if you have ever been involved in something like this before. Anyway, without further delay, heres the basic scenario:

An new cutting edge company has the following job opening: They need people who will go to a specified location every morning at 4:30 AM. The location will be the same every day. You then pick up an enormous pot of hot oats. It weighs about 30 lbs, but it has a lid on it that is snapped shut so that it won't spill. There are two handles on the side of the pot that do not get hot at all. However the rest of the pot is extremely hot due to the scalding hot oats inside of it. You must hold it away from your body to prevent from being burned badly. This can be difficult due to the weight of the pot, but as long as you are careful, you will never get hurt.

Your job is to move the pot 1 mile in distance. There is a painted white line that you must follow, and you must stay within 2 ft of that line at all times. The line is completely straight- no tricky turns or anything like that. The tricky part is that speed is an issue. You are not timed, but there will be multiple supervisors watching over you. Should you not give maximum effort each and every day, then you will be fired. You do not need to be in great shape; You just need to give maximum effort. And coincidentally, you probably will get in better shape from doing this each day. A few other rules: You must be on time each day, you may not be intoxicated in any way when you show up, you may not wear socks.

Now, I can hear you all asking now: And they're really going to pay $1 million for this service? Not exactly....they pay $47,619 per year. But wait! Don't click that back button just yet! I meant it when I said $1 million....they will give you $1 million up front, and then you are locked into a 21 year contract doing this. The only way you can break the contract is if you have a doctor's note saying that you are so sick/ill/injured that doing this job may result in death. Otherwise, you must perform, no matter what your condition. Should you break the contract, you must repay the $1 million no matter how far into the 21 year you are. So obviously there is some risk here.

So what happens after 21 years? After 21 years, you are eligible for the role of supervisor. However, it is not easy to get this position at all. They will only accept a limited number of supervisors, and it will be determined using a pyramid type scheme: For every person that you bring into the program, you will get 10 points. And then if that person, in turn, brings a person into the program, you get 9 points. And so on down, until you get 1 point at the 10th stage. Supervisor positions will be handed out solely based upon points accumulated during your 21 year career. And this is where the big money is at! $1 million will be nothing to you once you have attained this status. If you are not selected to be a supervisor, then you may continue to do the regular job, only this time you are not obligated to sign any contract, and you may take 2 unpaid vacation days per year.

The following is a list of cities where these jobs are opening. Note that there are no requirements as far as living in the city to be selected, but obviously the commute will be an issue for some, so you may even want to move to a new house to make your new job more enjoyable.

New City, NY, USA
Yuma, AZ, USA

That is all for now, but more will be added soon, including non-U.S. cities.

Now, as I said, I'm looking for some advice on this situation. At first glance it seems like a no-brainer- A million bucks for only a few minutes of work per day! But I wonder how difficult it would be to not miss a day at all if your name isn't Cal Ripken. What does everyone think are the pros and cons of this scenario?

Now let me be clear on one thing: This is legit. While I am unsure on whether or not it is a great opportunity, I know several very trust-worthy people who have backed this. This is not some scam to get you to deliever oats. Everything I have said is true and there are no hidden catches.

Right now I think I'm going to go for it. I play poker full time now, so I have no problems with just staying up until 4:30 every day playing. Either that or just go out and get drunk and then show up drunk to this "job." It would suck to not be able to take vacations, but I guess some sacrifices must be made. Anyway, I'm going to think it over a bit and get some more input from people. But I'll probably do it, so I'd like to start building my supervisor points now, so if you're interested then I'd love to have you sign up under me.

I have a meeting to get more information set up soon, and after that I'll have to interview if I want the job. I'll listen to some advice here and then make my decision. TIA for any help.
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:35 AM   #2
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Re: \"Make a million $$ in a few minutes of work each day\"...good idea???

W...T...F?

EDIT: What I mean is...I don't get how this is actually true...Like...why do they need people to do this instead of just getting a truck? And in NYC? Again...W...T..F?
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:40 AM   #3
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Re: \"Make a million $$ in a few minutes of work each day\"...good idea???

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Old 08-10-2006, 06:42 AM   #4
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And in NYC? Again...W...T..F?
New City, NY is not in the city. Its about 30-40 minutes away(assuming no traffic which is not always the case).
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:42 AM   #5
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Old 08-10-2006, 06:55 AM   #6
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Go for it! Bury the money and quit.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:30 AM   #7
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umm wtf? are you the same guy who keeps posting that onslaught crap?
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:30 AM   #8
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:31 AM   #9
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also, no way in hell would I do this. a million bucks isnt worth having no freedom for the next 21 yrs. I dont think I would even do it for 10 million.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:33 AM   #10
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Re: \"Make a million $$ in a few minutes of work each day\"...good idea?

Oh...New City, my bad. Regardless, I don't see how taking this job is smart at all. This seems like a very menial task and the fact that they're paying so much probably means a lot of people break contract. 7665 days is a long time to never miss being late or sick or etc. etc.

Yeah, NLSoldier is right. 10 million probably isn't even enough.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:37 AM   #11
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Oh...New City, my bad. Regardless, I don't see how taking this job is smart at all. This seems like a very menial task and the fact that they're paying so much probably means a lot of people break contract. 7665 days is a long time to never miss being late or sick or etc. etc.

Yeah, NLSoldier is right. 10 million probably isn't even enough.
One of the hugest benefits of being rich is that you can go wherever you want whenvever you want. Im really having a hard time imagining any amount of money that would make this worth it. I suppose you could have a pretty awesome life after age 40 or whenver your contract is up but it seems like youd miss out on tons of fun stuff that requires travelling over the course of those 21 yrs, and the higher the upfront dollar amount gets, the more and more fun stuff you are missing out on b/c of your inability to travel.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:38 AM   #12
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Re: \"Make a million $$ in a few minutes of work each day\"...good idea?

First of all, this has gotta be either fake or a metaphor for something else.

If it's real - I quote those above who have said: "wtf?"

Second, 21 years is a hell of a long time to never leave the area for more than a day trip. Not to mention that you'd probably be pretty damned sick of carrying a heavy pot for a mile everyday by like.. day 4.

Plan: take the job. Take the $1 mill, invest it in something very safe. Aggressively invest the profits from this safe investing (but always keep $1mill in fairly liquid assets that is invested at very low risk). Keep doing this job until you can't take it anymore. Result is (likely) alot more money than you could have made elsewhere working only a small period per day. The longer you do this, the better the pay gets (investments work that way). If you actually decide it's not that bad and stick it out, by all means go for the supervisor position.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:39 AM   #13
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Re: \"Make a million $$ in a few minutes of work each day\"...good idea?

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Old 08-10-2006, 07:41 AM   #14
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Plan: take the job. Take the $1 mill, invest it in something very safe. Aggressively invest the profits from this safe investing (but always keep $1mill in fairly liquid assets that is invested at very low risk). Keep doing this job until you can't take it anymore. Result is (likely) alot more money than you could have made elsewhere working only a small period per day. The longer you do this, the better the pay gets (investments work that way). If you actually decide it's not that bad and stick it out, by all means go for the supervisor position.

Hmm this sounds like a pretty good plan, I didnt think of that. Thing that sucks is you would still have to pay all the costs of relocating out of the $1MM but I guess you could make them up pretty quick.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:42 AM   #15
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yea I agree that this isn't worth it at all, 21 years of staying in one place? [censored] that. Of course if you could pay people to show up for you for weeks at a time it could changes things. But again, why would they need people to do this?
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:47 AM   #16
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Plan: take the job. Take the $1 mill, invest it in something very safe. Aggressively invest the profits from this safe investing (but always keep $1mill in fairly liquid assets that is invested at very low risk). Keep doing this job until you can't take it anymore. Result is (likely) alot more money than you could have made elsewhere working only a small period per day. The longer you do this, the better the pay gets (investments work that way). If you actually decide it's not that bad and stick it out, by all means go for the supervisor position.
whats a good estimate of what you could make doing this for 5 years?(just the safest way) Any general guess will do.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:47 AM   #17
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Just show up with a small wagon, load the pot of oats in there, and walk 1 mile.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:48 AM   #18
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Hmm this sounds like a pretty good plan, I didnt think of that. Thing that sucks is you would still have to pay all the costs of relocating out of the $1MM but I guess you could make them up pretty quick.
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I figure you a) have at least some money already (ie: you could move somewhere without taking anything from the $1mill) and b) get this decent salary to cover your bills and such.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:55 AM   #19
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I think the million is the entire salary from what he said, cause 1 mil over 21 years comes out to the 47k, so if you break the contract you end up with 0.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:57 AM   #20
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Can you sub contract?
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:01 AM   #21
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I think the million is the entire salary from what he said, cause 1 mil over 21 years comes out to the 47k, so if you break the contract you end up with 0.
That makes sense, I kinda skimmed that section of the OP and it's not that clear either. Wouldn't really matter though, you could still continue working, playing poker, etc - whatever you do now to pay the bills. You'd just have $1mill in the bank working for you.

A better idea might be to buy like a $1.5 million apartment building, put the full $1mill down and the resulting mortgage payment will be very low in comparison to the rent you're receiving. Potentially lots of passive income from rent every month (which could be invested), and virtually no risk of losing the $1mill in equity, unless the $1.5mill apartment complex loses 1/3 of it's value somehow.
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:21 AM   #22
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umm wtf? are you the same guy who keeps posting that onslaught crap?
I posted two onslaught thread, yes. I don't "keep" posting it, and I label it clearly so that people can avoid the onslaught threads if they're not interested.
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:37 AM   #23
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What kind of new cutting edge company makes profit from paying ppl to move enormous pots of hot oats?

If this is a 'serious' question: this is not a good deal at all. Perhaps $47k/ann is a good salary for you now? Perhaps. Do you think it is such a good salary in 5 years? 10? 21? Hardly.

I don't see what this is an analogy for if you are trying to be clever.
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:03 AM   #24
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I hate these posts because I can never figure out what level of sarcasm everyone's on.
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Oooh... I like it.
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