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Drinking on the job

Remember the old adage, don’t buy American made cars made on Monday or Friday?

Union members would always dismiss this line of thinking saying it was just some silly rumor. Interesting snopes debates are out there about it, too.

Well, maybe there’s a bit of truth to the whole matter. Wait, there’s actually quite a bit of truth to it. Enjoy this video. On second thought, I won’t be getting a Jeep Wrangler ever. And, I have always wanted a Jeep Wrangler.

Full article. Way to go Fox 2.

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FERS Pension Post

I decided to scrap this post until later notice because my methodology forgot the FERS contribution that is on all of our paychecks. This was kind of a big deal and threw my estimates out of whack.

Modeling that contribution wise might be more trouble than it’s worth, but if I have the time, I saved the post and will re-post it when the numbers are correct. It goes to show that you sometimes cannot do a full analysis of complex things like defined-benefit pensions in a short time when you’re not on your A-game.

Thanks to Aaron A. for the head’s up.