Thread regarding Fluor Corp. layoffs

IT Layoffs - Don't go quietly

Mgmt. has decided to layoff over 100 IT employees instead of cutting the millions of dollars of waste! And no severance package at all!

They have also asked employees to update SAP time sheet dating back a year. With the current lawsuits; this points to potential financial fraud at a massive scale.

With the current lawsuits and absolute disregard for years served don't go quietly. Ban together and fight for what's right. They will not hand anything to you if you just accept what has been offered.

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I'm assuming that most of the IT folks that got laid off at Fluor were age 55+. I was one of them and I know at least a dozen others that are in that age group. Any interest in an Age Discrimination class action suit?

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Post ID: @1Fpxg+14Z2WwIj

When people think of IT, they envision IT support. Fluor long since outsourced most of the traditional IT support related services and application development. This round of layoffs was concentrated on senior people in the IT Services organization, many with years of service of billable work on capital projects worldwide. I was one of them, almost 20 years supporting projects across the globe. In the end, that didn't matter to anyone. Raises, Bonuses, Promotions....always rewarded for superior performance. The state of company today is the result of shifting attitudes by the management. Deciding to let talented people go and keeping mediocre people just because they have a lower salary is a losing strategy. Short term you save some money, but long term project performance suffers as the people doing the work are not driven passionate people you kicked out the door. This has been going on for a decade and the project losses piling up prove it.

You will always get what you pay for. Passion is gone and you are left with portfolio of people who embrace the "that's not my job attitude". My last client ($2.1B Chemicals Project) looked around the conference room of project leads and made the statement "Fluor is filled with people who know what to do, but lack the passion to actually do the work and ensure success".

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Sounds alot like the piping depatment. Sadly you are right companies will continue to outsource it's all about the bottom line at the end of the day not about your fellow country men and women. Jobs are disappearing, they will most likely never come back. Guess we can all go work for amazon and get our bernie sanders handouts then lineup at the bread line with everyone else.

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Post ID: @1wwn+14Z2WwIj

IT is by definition overhead. You'd be surprised at how many Fortune 500 companies get away with less than a dozen permanent staff and have outsourced everything else to the SAPs of the world. There's no need for onpremises services, staff, or software at all, and you can get non-IT people to design your entire workflow approval and compliance processes nowadays with on-call contractors at need.

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