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Old 10-23-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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As W2R has mentioned, it's possible to work for the federal government for five years and retire at the age of 62 with retiree health insurance coverage. I noticed the feds are hiring commissary store associates. Mutliple locations. Just thought someone might be interested.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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They need to open a commissary store in the sleepy little town where I live.
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You need to check this out. Commissaries, may "non-appropriated fund" activities. If they are, the normal "appropriated fund activities" (ie., civil service) may not apply.
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You need to check this out. Commissaries, may "non-appropriated fund" activities. If they are, the normal "appropriated fund activities" (ie., civil service) may not apply.
Nope. Commissary employees are regular civil service appropriated fund employees. Folks that work on bases at the BX/PX/NEX, bowling lanes, Shoppettes, Burger Kings etc., MWR...Class VI store, military clothing sales....those are the non-appropriated employees you're thinking of. Commissary is same as all other regular fed employment. Their grades are GS, WG etc.
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They need to open a commissary store in the sleepy little town where I live.
Ziggy, there used to be one in Austin, at Bergstrom AFB. I worked there for 15 yrs till they closed it. Now, I guess the closest ones for you would be at Ft. Hood or down in San Antonio. Lady Bird Johnson used to come to the commissary at Bergstrom, long after LBJ had died. That is, until one day she was informed by the new manager that she really didn't have the legal authorization to shop there! lol She'd been shopping there for years, and apparently nobody had the nerve to tell her she couldn't.

I miss the Texas Hill Country area...hardly ever come to Austin anymore either. My wife's from Smithville, TX, east of Bastrop. I used to fish Travis, Buchanan, Marble Falls, Inks Lake, LBJ, the Colorado River...etc.
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Ziggy, there used to be one in Austin, at Bergstrom AFB. I worked there for 15 yrs till they closed it. Now, I guess the closest ones for you would be at Ft. Hood or down in San Antonio. Lady Bird Johnson used to come to the commissary at Bergstrom, long after LBJ had died.
Well, with any luck, if my wife's ministry training comes through and she gets a congregation to serve, it will be close enough to a base so I can find a way to semi-retire with federal bennies.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:38 PM   #7
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Don't forget postal jobs as well. They may not have the same benefits today, but big sister will be retiring as a P-T postal employee in a few years, earlier if they offer an early out incentive.
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