In 1981 I got a good job at ITT Avionics Division in the graphics department. Charts, manuals, presentations, posters, proposals, etc. Over a couple of decades, the company reorganized a few times with subtle name changes - ITT Avionics (no 'division'); ITT Indistries; ITT Electronic Warfare... But it was till good ol' ITT. The logo kept changing, giving us in Graphics something to do. Around 2012 (I think), a habit of acquiring smaller companies had apparently made ITT too big to manage, and the company broke up suddenly into three smaller, more specialized entities. Our military electronics branch became "Exelis, Inc." - but to keep from confusing our customers, it was "ITT Exelis" for about a year. All the branding, the logo, the powerpoint templates,etc, changed radically. Exelis was a whole new company, so all our benefits changed a bit, but not too much. We kept our seniority and years-in-service. Of course, when it went from ITT Exelis to just Exelis, we had to change the logo on all the forms and templates again. So just when we got comfortable, Exelis was purchased by Harris Corporation, a competitor, in 2015. Though it took a year or so for the melding to happen, everything completely changed. Those of us with over 30 years who had 5 or 6 weeks paid vacation had to accept the new rule of 4 weeks maximum. The pension was frozen in 2016 - I'll still get it, but the amount will be what I would have gotten in 2016, no more. Of course anything with a logo on it had to be changed, including every sign and poster in the building, and datasheet and brochure. We in Graphics are now part of the web of Harris graphics departments across the country, and end up with sudden rush jobs or proposals for the CA, FL or NY offices. It's gotten fairly insane lately. All this time I've been edging toward retirement, watching the sudden unexpected changes with apprehension, waiting for one that gets our department shut down, or me laid off, or my pension cancelled, or the minimum age (60) raised, or who knows what... I'm hoping to retire at the end of 2019, so I'm getting close, and things seem to going okay in that direction... And when I came to work Monday morning, I found out Harris is merging with L3 Corporation. Here we go again. I worked for a perfectly stable, big international corporation for 30 years, and in the last 6 years it's changed four times. What. the. hell. Will I make it another 15 months to retirement?? Does L3 allow retirement at 62? Who the hell knows?