They older guys have the option of getting picked up with lockheed, but those that are in 20-14 years, why would they. At 25 they are eligible for their retirement. The FAA basically said screw em (those near retirement age).
Today I called thm twice from the tower with our hourly weather reports, when the lady asked me what Wind: VRB
@06 meant, the supervisor and I about lost it. (for those who arent weather inclined, it means Variable). This, coming from a so-called weather "professional". I wont say anything about the FAA (since I want a job someday), but jeez...