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Old 01-29-2011, 07:28 PM   #49
rufusswan
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PowerSmoke,

I apologize if my remarks came off as personal or cruel, they were not intended as such. I can imagine that you, your Dad, and myself are just making the best of our respective situations. Nothing personal indended.

About 25 some odd years ago I was hired by one of the oldest companies in the US, and did the routine involved with the 'human resoures' department including a talk with the dept. head. This was not the largest of cities and we had mutual friends, not uncommon in the plant. We talked of pensions, 401K, and such and somewhy I asked; "How long does the average retiree receive pension checks?".

Sterling did not have the answer but was curious and said he would ask the question 'up the channels'.

Several days later I was called to his office and after proper polite chit-chat he said that he had received an answer; "I heard back from those that know and the answer to the length of retiree checks is 18."

"I'm surprised Sterling, that the average retiree lives that long!" I said.

"No, Rufus, that's 18 months, not years."
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