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Three In Four Employees Would Keep Working If They Received A Financial Windfall
Thirty-Six Percent Would Choose to Stay in Their Current Jobs

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The saying "money isn't everything" just may hold true, suggests an Accountemps survey. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of employees interviewed said they would continue to work in some capacity if they were to receive a financial windfall; 36 percent of this group would choose to stay in their current jobs.

While professionals may dream of striking it rich and retiring to a tropical island, in reality, most would prefer to keep working, according to an Accountemps survey.

The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world's first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and conducted by an independent research firm. It includes responses from more than 450 employees 18 years of age and older who work in an office environment in the United States.

Workers were asked, "If you were to suddenly strike it rich, which of the following best captures your attitude about work?" Their responses:

I would quit working


I would stay at my job


I would continue to work but look for a new type of job


Don't know




*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

View an infographic of the survey findings.

"Work is a fundamental source of fulfillment," said Bill Driscoll, a district president with Accountemps. "Virtually everyone daydreams of receiving a financial windfall and retiring to a tropical island. But most people would choose to continue working in some capacity to stay active or because they enjoy what they do."

About Accountemps
Accountemps, a Robert Half company, is the world's first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. The staffing firm has more than 340 offices worldwide. More resources, including online job search services and the Accountemps blog, can be found at

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