As you are joining on a Thursday, it looks like you have been selected for the SPESHUL course. This is to give you 4 days to decide if you want to sign on or not. Any others been chosen for this. If not, ask your AFCO about it as it is only a new idea that has recently been implemented.
Oh, I know, that means I must be really old too then.....I'm leaving. I only popped to look when I saw who started the thread, and wanted to see how low she could sink on her return to get approval from the blokes on here...quite disappointed now.