oh wow. ok, i misunderstood? by the way, thanks for answering my post. on the website when I was applying it has retirement benefits laid out for the "public" when hired (as opposed to a vet). it said, a match upto a certain percent, soc sec, and the flexible spending that you use for meds and dr appts. even my dad read it and said, "you either get a pension OR you get soc sec, you wont get both. so if they'd give you soc sec, you won't get a pension".
then i read about all the lengthy paper work to prove myself to get a certain pay level, and or to ever get a raise, even before i start.
then i thought , geez is it worth it? How many years do you work there before you qualify for a pension?