This was a Yahoo comment--and a surprisingly good one. Government Union "Performance Review": Boss: "Are your dues paid up?" Member: "yes sir" Boss: "Ok , good job!" Boss "Have you been sick more than 90 Days this year?" Member: "No sir, only 89 days sir". Boss "Did you pay your dues during your sick time"? Member: "yes sir". Boss: "Ok, good job". Boss: "Your getting close to retirement, right"? Member: "I started here when I was 19 and now I am 37 sir". Boss: "Two years to retirement. You need to put in for maximum overtime from here on out". Member: "Why is that sir?". Boss: "Your Pension from the taxpayers will be based on your highest 2 years. We will add on your sick time and vacation time to this also. That will put you in retirement at about 150% of where you are now". Member: "What about inflation sir?" Boss "Don't worry. As long as you pay your dues, you will get inflation increases even in retirement". Boss: "I see we gave you two raises last year". Member "I know. It was a tough year". Boss "I think this year we might be able to do better". Member "How's that?". Boss: "Its time for our Contract renewal". Member: "What if we have to strike?". Boss: "We never have to. We always threaten to cut off essential services and the stupid taxpayers buy it". After they cave on the contract, then I can probably give you another 2 or 3 raises". Member: "Won't that put me up close to where you are now, sir?" Boss "Don't worry, when you get a raise, I get a raise. Just keep paying your dues". Member "OK sir". Member: "Sir, Your only 56 How come you are not retired?". Boss "I am. I retired at 38 and now I am on my second career. I only have 2 years left". Member: "I thought you worked here before?" Boss: "I did. Came back with a different Title. Same Job". Member "Sir, are you going to get a second pension?". Boss "Sure am. So I am starting to pile on the overtime now, makes it easier to pay my dues". Member "OK sir". Member "Sir, after this are you going to really retire retire?". Boss "No way. I can come back as a Consultant and double my wage". Member "I mean, whose going to replace you in your current position?" Boss "Hey you are retiring when I am right? Member "Sure, in two years". Boss "How would you like my job when you retire?". Member "Would I still have to keep putting in the overtime?" Boss "No way. Its a new job so 30 hrs a week will be plenty. The rest of time you can use sick days and vacation days. If you don't use them up you can roll them over to next year". Member: "OK sounds good". Boss: "Just remember, on vacation to keep paying your dues". Member "OK sir". Member "Sir, its time for my break". Boss "Oh yeah, what time is it? 1030?" Member "Yeah, I got here at 930 and its time for coffee". Boss "If we go much longer it will be lunchtime. You going out for lunch?" Member "Yes, I am meeting my wife for lunch". Boss "Look, lets have some coffee right now and then you can have 2 hours for lunch, OK?". Member "How's that?". Boss "This break and your afternoon break added onto lunch = 2 hours. Its ok with the Union as long as you pay your dues". Member "OK sir". Boss "How is your wife anyway? Still working for the City?" Member "Yes. But she is still out on long term disability. Stress related". Boss "That's too bad. She was only on the job 6 months, what happened?" Member "They had her working in the front office and she wanted to be in the back office... Migraines." Boss "Thats rough. Is she still paying her dues?". Member "Yes sir". Boss "Good". Boss "Well, looks like we are all finished here". Member "OK. Sir, when can I start training for your job?". Boss "Don't worry. I can start training you a week before I leave" Member "Will that give me enough time to learn the job?". Boss "Plenty of time. We can go over any loose ends when I come back as a Consultant" Member "OK sir" Boss "Just remember one thing". Member "What's that sir?". Boss "Just keep paying your dues". Member "OK sir".