[quote=Jeffrox;7797]Just picked up my TWIC today!! It was paid for on 07MAR08 and will expire on 06APR13, 5 years from the date of approval. So I killed 10 months of it’s life span while it was processed and sat at the TWIC office. So my TWIC is really only good for 4 years and 10 months - I should get a discount!!
I’m not going to show it to any security-types unless asked just to see how long total I could have lived without this waste of plastic.
The office I went to was near the Port of Tacoma; it looked as if most of the guys waiting were truckers, there was a lot of static in the air about “I’ve got a US Military CAC Card, why aint that good enough?”, " I only come here once or twice a year - you mean I have to come to this office to pick it up!?" (BTW I flew from the Philippines to pick mine up!), “can I come back on a better day - I’ve already missed 5 hours of work, I gotta get back!?”
The receptionist was smokin’ hot but, looking down her ample cleevage for 10 minutes wasn’t worth $132.50:p[/quote]
Maybe looking down for 5 hours would be worth it? lolol. I mean must beat staring at… vending machines, wall clocks, coffee machines…
Yeah, not surprised with the TWIC issues.
I FINALLY am going to pick up my TWIC monday.
Apparently when I first called to schedule the appointment, they couldnt find my enrollment.
The center I enrolled at had the card at the desk!!!
However, the lady wouldn’t have it.
I called again later, and the guy asked me if my birthplace was two words or one, and I told him one. Then 5 seconds later he found my enrollment!!!
I have yet to find anywhere a positive reason to have a TWIC. Maybe for people in other industries that are related to or support the ports, thats it.