07-10-2011, 12:11 AM
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B&C 140 Class
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Texas
In today's economy, right now I'm happy to have a "good" job. GD (General Dynamics) has been good to me, paying for my bachelor AND masters degree. We've gone through three different health plan providers over the past decade +, but hey, I'm not complaining - at least we still have a health plan, dental, eye care, pharmacy, etc.
At least we got grandfathered into the "old" retirement plan - meaning that we get a retirement plan AND the 401k plan that I contribute to. Most folks getting hired in the past few years only get the 401k plan. Still have a few more years before getting close to retirement, but it's nice to know that it will be there for me when that day does come around.
Turner - I feel your pain, bud! Got "promised" the same health care for life, too when I came in back in March '77. Realized that was all a crock of @#$% too by the time I hung up my uniform for the last time some twenty years later.