Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Laid off from OCI Yesterday

Yesterday was my last day at O, it finally happened and it was bound to happen. I have to be honest, it fell good.
I started back in OCI-C and I really liked my job, that of course changed when the first mass layoff happened in march when Seattle took control (got worse in june). I survived both rounds of layoffs and for the past seven months I wished I hadn't. My job turned from something I enjoyed to a nightmare. I was moved from manager to manager. I ended up with a micromanaging pshychopath instead of the excellent person that was my manager for the past three years. Stuck in a project with crazy deadlines and full of nonsense I ended up stressed to the point of madness. I had sudden panic attacks, insomnia, night terrors, I self harmed, and had crippling depression. At this point changing jobs was impossible, with my psyche so deteriorated I couldn't hack a code interview nor train for it. Since I got laid off I felt a load taken from my back, now I feel so much better and I'm ready to start coding and iterviewing again. The future looks so bright.

I want to thank this community (f— it, even the dump/woot woot guy). Here I was able to vent and find empathy in all the people that weren't happy with the state of things at O. This was my safespace, thank you all!

Remember that the Stooges are just working to fill their pockets f—ing up all the workers. If I learnt anything from this is: if there is no growth opportunity and if you can't leave for any reason do the bare minimum, you get payed the same anyway and even if you work your a– off if you are not one of the manager's bootlickers you will still be layoff when convinient for them.

For my fellow remaining OCI members: beware of the Seattle folk. They're concentrating most if not all their resources there. If you are in a different state or country you may be targeted for a layoff specially if you come from OCI-C background.

Thank you everyone!

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I was laid off from OCI the same day as you. I'd been with the company many years and had survived a number of difficult growth cycles, but nothing else in my history with the company compares to the disarray that's OCI development. I wish Oracle the very best, but it's going to be a struggle for the company to compete in the Cloud market.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-awzh
It's like getting away from an abusive relationship.

Yes, that's exactly it. In fact, I would say that a lot of the managers I knew, got their playbook directly from manipulating their wives. Instead they use the same tactics to manipulate their employees. That includes BOTH the boot-lickers and the honest people working for them.

Pay attention boot-lickers:

If your manager has convinced you that you don't have to do any work, he'll just give you credit for someone else's work, consider that this is his way of undermining your ability to leave him. The less real experience you have and the more you owe him, the less able you are to leave him.

These types of boot-lickers are really abused wives, manipulated with flattery interlaced with put-downs to make you feel too insecure to stand on your own without your manager/husband. They undermine your confidence to do real work, while telling you how they love you for your loyalty.

You think the loyalty goes both ways, but the reality is, the manager will throw you under the bus without a second thought if and when it becomes an advantage to get rid of you. Boot-lickers are a dime-a-dozen. Your manager knows it's trivial to replace you at any time.

If you are doing dishonest things, guaranteed the manager is keeping some record of what you did, email, recording, whatever. The more of an "attack dog" you become, the more the manager has on you. Managers like this keep info on everyone to use at a later time.

So if you think you have worked it all out, boot-lickers, ha ha the laugh is on YOU! You are the one being conned and manipulated. Pull your heads out of your asses and think for yourself for a change.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-5sgn

OCI management s—s, the whole lot of them. They are incompetent boobs who are running Oracle into the ground. Maybe those Amazon rejects are still being paid by Amazon to sabotage Oracle from the inside.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-3hbc

Good luck. Oracle is a sh–ty place to work. There are much better company's out there.

If you are still stuck at Oracle with a sh–ty manager, no bonuses, no raises, etc, it is time to move out.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-2dnj

There is a glorious life after Oracle! It's like getting away from an abusive relationship. Best of luck.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-2svo

@127WxJdw-2feq

I wouldn't call it "legacy".

I'd call it "deprecated".

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-2vmb

One more time: no one wants to use the Oracle cloud! A measure of progress these days is how little Oracle software and services are in use.

You are legacy.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-2feq

Living well is the best Revenge, friend. Take your time, get some extra training or certs if you feel you need to and go find something even better. And I know you will.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-1nug

I am sorry you went through such a hard time but glad you are feeling upbeat now. Some day the people who treated you so badly will get their comeuppance.

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-1qbh

Sorry to hear this. I am sure you’ll find something you really enjoy soon

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-1ddt

How many others were laid off together with you ?

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Post ID: @127WxJdw-1odw

Under which VP in OCI HQ?

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