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  •  I finally got to the age where I could collect my (9+ / 0-)

    AT&T retirement which was supposed to be around $700 per month.  When I called for information on how to file for it I was first told that I wasn't eligible.....after a hissy fit, and two weeks of "research" they told me that I was eligible after all but only for $142 per month....and the representative told me that (I and I quote here)...I was "lucky to get anything"......  I did my own research and found that they had stopped funding the pensions in the 1970's...I left the company in the late 1980's and at the time the employees were still being told that they were getting a nice hefty pension so that they would take less wages, crappier hours and even crappier health benefits.

    Pensions are underfunded in the billions while the CEO's are crying for us peons to work longer for less pay and to top it off they want to cut "entitlements" which I paid into for my entire life while they have more money than they can ever use in 5 lifetimes to retire on......  Bring on the Guillotine!

    •  AT&T, ugh. In fact I am facing a DoS "attack" (0+ / 0-)

      on my credit union thanks to them as they can't even maintain their OC-3 lines or route around the damage.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:50:07 AM PST

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