Seems like large employers are digging for any way to pinch a penny anymore. My wife has worked for the same hospital for 10 years this past October (that has been bought out 3 times since the original company, and interviewed for her job 4 times) . On her anniversary, they informed her that she only has 6 1/2 years there, because the first company didn't count toward her seniority. She was due a healthy raise and an additional 60 hrs of PTO per year. She was really looking forward to that. But on the other hand, she has a frozen 403B from the first company that was bought out. Can't touch it till she's 59 1/2 because she's "still an employee", and "still active". Can't roll it over to their new retirement. So which is it? Has she been an employee and still active for 10 years or not? I think that's a contradiction in terms. Sounds like she's been an employee for 10 years to me. BTW, she's the only one in a system of thousands of employees this pertains to. Bet some bean counter got an "attaboy" for that.