Topics regarding layoffs at Saudi Aramco

Topics regarding layoffs at Saudi Aramco

It’s Happening Now

For expats, the major (steady) flow of expat layoffs are continuing with a vengeance. Very secretive, but quietly apparent. I just got it, but I’m not alone. I wish the survivors well. It was good while it lasted.

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Gas Layoffs

Who all is affected. Company is firing expats again. They are trying to hide it by releasing fewer at a time. But my sources say more are planned and management doesn’t want a repeat of the fuss with the previous round.

What's the pattern?

It is obvious that they want to hide the fact that slow layoffs are happening. I continuously hear that some people or some groups have been laid off. There doesn't seem to be much logic in targeting those who are no longer needed here. Or is... —  read more 

Not much until June

I hope that the rumors that there will be big layoffs in June are not true, but I am definitely looking for a new job. Is there any more detail on how big these layoffs could be and who the target will be? Who is most at risk? There isn’t much time... —  read more 

Happy Easter Sunday

This is a time to hide raw colored eggs (soon to be boiled) in the hot sand for an Easter Egg Hunt. Do not think about layoffs, as you can peel and eat the eggs on your trip out the company doors.

Superbowl of Expat Layoffs

It’s coming. Another unrelenting round of 1st and 2nd quarter expat layoffs. Happy Valentines Day, but we don’t love you as much as you imagined. Expats are a group in the epitomizes the term “ legend in your own mind.” We don’t need or want you... —  read more 

Early retirement

Early retirement sounds better and better every time I think about it. As I consider early retirement, I would like to know whether you think is a good idea or not and what I need to pay attention to in order to make a more informed decision. Does... —  read more 

From the Financial Times

These whistleblowers believe a company squeezed by an oil crash that has upended the entire industry — and under pressure to accelerate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plans for the “Saudisation” of the kingdom’s workforce — has taken to pushing... —  read more 

Big layoffs coming?

*Please don’t give people false hope. The Company generally follows pay and staffing levels from other large oil & gas firms (e.g. Exxon, Shell, BP, etc.). Exxon recently announced a 15% reduction plan, with 1,900 coming from one location in Houston... —  read more 

Good news. More flights

Hello everyone. In case you need options for flight out, Lufthansa has announced more flights for August. These are on Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Book direct with the airline. I took this option early July. Very easy. Taxi direct to RYD airport. Journey... —  read more 

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