If I had 10 years or more I'd think long and hard about the $115,000 cash and a $25,000 car voucher. I'd probably take the money and move to a southern state were you could buy a decent house cash and get a decent paying job. At least than you'd be out of that shit hole they call Michigan.
I wish the Railroads would offer a buyout to the older guys because it would save them a ton of money. If you hired out before 1985 on the railroad you get a productivity check every year for 25k. In my terminal alone their are 125 guys that could retire today, but they won't leave cause they don't want to give up that 25k a year. The railroads are so stubborn that they think they can wait the guys out. That plan of attack doesn't seem to be working cause one guy just celebrated his 51st year of working on the railroad last month. It wouldn't take much to get those old bastards to leave either. I'm sure if the railroad offered
50k to 75k to each one that the majority would leave in a heartbeat.
TRAIN TRASH it's like WHITE TRASH but with money.
My other vehicle is a Locomotive.
Don't cupple up without protection.