my anniversary is in June. I have saved up 45 sick days. prorated vacations would probably be 3 weeks. so do I have to actually work in 2015? someone told me they would just cash out the sick days and the 360 hours wouldn't count. also if I do work, do ALL hours count as I work 55 hours a week or just 40 hours per week.? I don't want to give then notice unless I have to. a driver told me that the union will inform the company but I don't want anyone to make a big deal over it. also I am in the Western Conference. I saved up enough money to tide me over til the pension checks start. what is the average wait for them to begin?