I just hope this time around everyone gets the same treatment as everyone else. Last time we went back to the office hardly anyone was coming in. My group came in until we were sent home in late July-August. Other groups were allowed to WFH and... — read more
Is the RTW enforced strictly this time or it’s same wishy washy like last time? I just don’t want to be back in office without questions and find out whole floor is WFH. What are you hearing?
After 2020 and the negative oil prices and the stock below 10 I would have never thought the price in both would have changed like it has. Oil near 81.50 and our stock should open around 34.50 plus. You might not make all your money back, but if you... — read more
Just before several colleagues got laid off my manager here tried to act as if everything was in the best order, as if there was no danger that the anyone will be cut. Now that I think about it, it did seem a little forced. . . The other day he was... — read more
How much should a petroleum engineer with a PhD and 3 years of experience be making at Oxy?
Rumor has it VH is retiring, being forced out by the BoD ...
What it says: Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, s-x, age, marital status, political preference, se-ual... — read more
This must be the worse PR camping Oxy has come up with. Only second to writing a poem or a song about feelings for 1PointFive JV or celebrating Pride month! We are inventing nothing new here yet to be Trademarked. All what I can say is this is Zero... — read more
Any prediction on when Vicki will finally paddle her kayak off to the glue factory? Because the stock will pop and money could be made on call options. That is the only thing that will move this stock much above $30 since $75 oil obviously isn't... — read more
KPMG is allowing its employees full time WFH going forward. Seems like a great way to recruit away everyone else’s accountants and finance professionals. Hopefully OXY follows suit.
Any word on extension of wfh? Will we back in November?
I am hearing that insurance companies are not providing coverage for anything for unvaccinated, is this true? Is it possible that this may get pushed down to us in near future ? I am on ED treatment and can’t afford to loose the coverage.
There was talk about September layoffs but from what I can see nothing has happened so far. Since the end of the month is near, can that rumor be put to rest? Or has anybody heard anything new and we might be seeing cuts next week? I feel that... — read more
What a contrast in leadership, Wirth is CEO that has vision and conviction that is clearly articulated and clear to the investment community. The CVX dividend is higher today then before COVID-19. Oxy has done a great deal in LCV but no one in the... — read more
So the govt is going to make us all get vaccines to come into work. Yet as I watch football games across the country hundreds of thousands of fans sit less than a foot apart. This is both the NFL and NCAA as well as MLB. It is all across the country... — read more
Someone else here noticed this as well, is it possible that they blame COVID for all the problems here? I get the feeling that leadership blames the pandemic for most of the things that are wrong in this company, instead of accepting responsibility... — read more
It sure would be nice if we could WFH and live in a different town. I am about tired of this heat from May-Sept. Thinking out of the box I wonder if HR could come up with regional salaries that are adjusted to your location. It might be a way to save... — read more
Does anyone know if the company checks for the relative number of conservatives and liberals in a lay-off. Liberals at Oxy Texas locations probably stick out like sore thumbs compared to Conservatives.
When I first came here, I was really disappointed with the way those more experienced employees treated me. I expected them to be role models and good mentors. Now I see it here again: You young workers think you are more important than you are... — read more
How many quality collegial relationships have you managed to build while at Oxy? I don’t know about you but I’m still in touch with most of the colleagues who have left here.
Let’s all take a minute to pray for and thank the OxyChem employees at chemical plants in Louisiana - Geismar, Convent and Taft as well as the GOM employees and contractors as they deal with the hurricane preparations and ride out the storm to ensure... — read more
I can’t help but notice that Oxy, unlike what it was a few years ago, is now a perfect setting for mediocrities. I have talked to some acquaintances in other companies in the industry and it turns out that Oxy is not unique in that regard... — read more
When one is focused on DD&A and DIB as the important things instead of cash flow, it is clear Oxy has lost the plot.
No. No we aren’t. We are co-workers. Enough with this “our most valuable asset is our employees” and “we are family” kumbaya “Imagine” nonsense. We are co-workers trying to deliver a profitable product so that we can afford to raise our REAL... — read more
“Do your research!!!” Here’s the thing. Research is a learned skill; it is hard, it is nuanced and complex, and it is true that the majority of people would not even know where to begin or even HOW to do [their own] research. Research is... — read more
DIB may sound great, but Oxy just confirmed to me that it is committed to categorizing people based on race, gender and ethnicity. Equity is lowering our hiring standards and I am disgusted to work at this company. We should be looking at the most... — read more
https://www.inc.com/todd-cherches/get-ready-for-september-shuffle-to-change-everything-about-work.html Excerpt below from a little article… I really like the way they wrote how we all feel. Thank you OXY for all the flexibility! If we can ask for... — read more
Everyone needs to be tested. Everyone can carry the Covid. Those of you who are Vacanated are just as contagious and can be carriers as thoes who arent Vacanated. Everyone speaks about how Intelligent Vicki is. Why would she force people to return... — read more
Reading one of these threads I saw that there are those who agree that the company has a good mix of quality gas and oil projects. Is it possible that someone actually thinks that? Really? I never would have agreed with this, but I'd like to hear... — read more
Please put us out of our misery.
Not because I don't like it but the opposite. It took everything I had to continue coming to the office as soon as people started returning because my manager indicated that doing otherwise would not be looked upon favorably. If I were to go back to... — read more
I think many people want to work from home after the VH email, but are worried on a functional level ie how it will be perceived by their group (I.e supply chain, or land senior management). I guess my question is, are there different expectations on... — read more
Who is planning to WFH again that has been coming to the office since June?
Well done, Oxy! This is a good call.
What are the latest rumors about layoffs? Are there any? I’m getting bored of hearing stories about vaccines and WFH, and I share an opinion with a person who says that anyone who thinks there won’t be layoffs is naive. However, all the talk about... — read more
President Biden just said he was starting a commission to over see Oil Companies to make sure the price of gas goes down when the price of oil goes down. He is also calling on OPEC to produce more to keep the cost per gallon down in the US. You would... — read more