Fun Colleague and I always leave work together and have a bit of a laugh. Today, we were serious. She spent 20+ years working our branch in a town 23 km away, but it was closed at the beginning of this year, which is when she came to the branch I work at. She's never had a written contract, hers has always been an oral one (a gentleman's agreement type of thing). Now, Bossman, who, along with Bosswoman, has only owned the school for 2 ½ years, wants her to sign a contract saying that she started in our branch on the first day of this year. FC was not happy about that. If she signs it, she'll lose 20+ years of benefits (redundancy, severance, retirement, etc). I don't think she should or will.