Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Confounded Bridge (or: almost absorbed by the BDS)

(Artist's conception of our soulless opponent)

Normally TSG avoids serious topics like the plague, but today marks the end a journey. Earlier today we spoke with  a pension service center specialist who finally confirmed it. Something we've been waiting for...for 5 long years is really gonna happen. Now the waiting, waiting, waiting is nearly over. We are approaching the eve of the magical [insert trumpet fanfare here] "bridging date". That is the date when we will aquire credit for our prior years of serfdom.  It was touch and go for awhile -- the last 6 months of uncertainty have been really rough.  But we saw our way through despite the complete, shall we say, nonchalance of our local "authority" figure (and we use the term loosely here, we assure you).

What this means is that TSG's NCS (Net Credited Service) date will be changed from 4/17/06 to 9/29/82.  That's a jump from 5 years seniority to 28 years, 6 months and 19 days of seniority. That's 2 extra weeks of vacation, a decent gift from OC Tanner, and 200 smackers for a "social event".  Yee, as they say, haw.

Portrait of the artist as a young vassal