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I could have had FIFTY YEARS consecutive service today, if I had stuck it out. 잻o they still have 50 year pins? 쟅 know they used to, long years ago.

There was one old head engineer in Fort Wayne who really wanted to stick it out for fifty years, his father had been a fifty year man and, for who knows why, he thought that an admirable goal. 쟔adly, he didn't make it, he got sick before he got to fifty.



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I knew you'd been lying about retirement all these years.

There's a 48-year guy at Norfolk Terminal. Married, which makes it more stupid. The idiot has almost ignored a full nine years of retirement. Until they eliminated the 'quits' (some sort of RR slang term?, idk), he was losing a lot of money. Now, that he has to work on the order of 12 hours a day, he's not losing as much. His pension, with WIF (loving term for wife on his license plate), would exceed $8,000 a month, probably closer to $10,000. It goes up about 8% a year that he keeps working, except we're beating the working RRers in COLAs. What a stupid, fucked up system where the old and rich live wellinflation protectedoff the backs of current workers. Oops, I said it.

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Heh, the broke dick Quick Reply function that stripped apostrophes and commas now apparently only strips out hyphens or em dashes.

BTW, *cy*, congratulations on receiving your gold watch! You could buy several thousand of them for what you've made by retiring.

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Yeah, that gold watch, that really made it all worth while.

Meanwhile, the fellow who is now 84, I think, continues to work, his seniority date shows 1958, I think, but he started out as a teenage messenger for the NKP in about 1956. He thinks he'd just go home and die. So, die on an engine or die at home.

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Wasn't it the Republican Gawd Ronny Reagan that did away with the mandatory retirement age.?



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Congress, Jimmy Carter era, ISRC.

Exceptions for airline pilots and management.

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I am waiting to get fired, then I will retire.... maybe....

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11 years to go. I'm hoarding personal leave days so I can leave sooner. That is if I don't get sick or die before 60.

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11 years to go. I'm hoarding personal leave days so I can leave sooner. That is if I don't get sick or die before 60.


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How many can you hoard? 잺an you carry them over multiple years now? 쟅nteresting.



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A: All of them, just like on LAMCO. Now, you wish you had stayed.

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I didn't have enough impulse control to even carry 1 day over to the next year.no



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A: All of them, just like on LAMCO. Now, you wish you had stayed.


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I suspect that would be just about as much as you wishing you had stayed. 쟖gh.



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How many can you hoard? 잺an you carry them over multiple years now? 쟅nteresting.


쟖p to 100. It's a carrier system agreement. Not national. Rumor has it they want to cap it back to 30 and make you qualify for the 6th week vacation at 35 years instead of 30. GET BENT!



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LAMCO had an IT software crisis when the first engineer was hitting 100 deferred PLDs.

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On CSX we can bank 200 of them..

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