Monday, July 31, 2006

Benefits I was previously unaware of

For the last few weeks, I've been trying to make sense of a new ad in the subway here. It's an ad for the Telephone Workers Credit Union and its tag line is "Now you don't have to be a telephone worker to benefit like one".

I don't understand the slogan. Are telephone worker benefits that great ? You'd think that if they were, it would have been reflected in popular lingo by now, as in:

"Man, that guy is benefitting like a telephone worker !"
"Dawg, I'm just tryin' to get some of them telephone worker benefits, na mean ?"

A visit to the website of the Telephone Workers Credit Union doesn't shed any light on the issue, beyond promising once more that you too, despite not actually being a member of this [apparently] blessed category, can benefit like one. No mention of what actual goodies await you, though.

Shame on those telephone workers for holding out on us about how great their benefits are !


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the point is that non-telephone workers now have access to the telephone workers' credit union. In the past, you had to be a member of the trade to have access to the trade credit union. The point is that banking with a credit union may be more beneficial than banking with a bank.


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