In all sincerity, I'm not lobbing rotten tomatos at you peaches, Princess maybe, but not you. Actually, I do know what it is like to have my pay slashed along with my bennies. Its happened to me in spite of the Union that I supported at the time. As for pensions, I've never fully trusted a company enough to stake my future on them, that is why I have a stock portfolio that I have been building since I was 19. And just FYI, I didn't make a big fuss over getting my pay slashed, I simply found another job.