When you have family, mortgage and worked hard to provide for them come home only to tell them you don’t know if you will have a job by Christmas it feels like you are worthless. When you see others that are much younger who drive the company projects with no experience or foresight only kiss their superiors and do not listen only to have a brand new 60K car in the parking lot you feel worthless like a pawn and being taken advantage off.
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We were generously given 4 weeks notice before our layoff.
We have been "generous ly" given a whole week off....with zero perdiem. So no check for us craft folk for the week. No choice in the matter either.
The same ex-McDermott employee continues: yep in 2013 and 2014, I was blue in the face telling id–t bosses their ideas were too old and was tried many times without success. Those ideas did not work.
They went onto financial manipulation instead. They all wanted to get rich quick. That is when I sold all my McD stock. Knew company was failing. When I drove off the parking garage the last time, I felt a 10-ton load lifted off my shoulders. Sorry to say, I was right. Those cows all came home in 2019.
From an ex-McDermott employee who was also cut under very similar circumstances after 25 years of service 5 years ago: you have my sympathies, trust me there is life after McDermott, God has better plans for you. I felt exactly the same, thru trial and error; landed a better job and never looked back. God speed.
Move quickly to prepare for maybe losing your job. Update resume, check indeed every day, network, call everybody you know and go to lunch, prepare to cut expenses to the bone.
Exercise, sleep well, hug your family.
If you measure your self worth by what a bunch of douches care about, you need to get over it. Life's too short.