To the Carpenters Union...
There is a local project going on less then 5 miles from my town, this Solar Farm project is going to last a few years at minimal. they are needing 162 more Carpenters (On Site) and needing them bad, the local hall cannot supply this demand and have reached out to retired and those who had taken withdraws from the Union Trade. I fall into the Withdraw category.
I went the 4 year program in the Carpenters 87- 98 and banked almost 11 years before my withdraw and taking a Federal Civil Service position 91-2004 that I've retired from.
I can only make up to 80% of my gross income now or lose my benifits, So I told the Mrs. Well if I get close to that amount I'll drag up off the Job and color me gone!!!
my Delima is, about a year ago I contacted Genevia IL where Carpenter Pensions are held. I was wanting to cash out and roll this retirement into my TSP and Shwab accounts. I received a letter back from Genevia stating the dates of my tenure and that I had Forfeited my retirement? WTF? I was So pissed off I wanted to go Postal. Now I could hire an Attorney and with that this Attorney would be sucking up every ounce of the retirement I am entitled to... waste of time I figured and just wiped my ass on the Idea to FIGHT THEM!!! I also am not fond of knowing my Union Due's go to Benefit the DNC and I'm Old School and like being the only one in my Wallet to distribute my Money's where I see fit and proper.
So I am really weighing my Options on an Opportunity that is facing me here... Oh and I'd have to refrain from my Edibles consumption through the time of Employment. I only use edibles for my sleeping. which wouldn't be a problem. I can go back to doctor prescribed sleeping (CRAP)