Thread regarding Cenovus Energy layoffs

A Culture of Safety includes Covid-19

AP's real view on Safety is tested yet again.. ..so lets get everyone back in a building with poor circulation with small cubicles asap!

Call it 'Peer-pressure' maybe.

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Many companies are back to the office at least on a part time basis. Conoco, Husky, Suncor. Many small offices have been back for over a month.
Most companies had salary cuts of average 15-20%, reduced hours/days, benefits, flex time.
For those that are afraid to return or just like working (although most are not working that hard) from home then perhaps you shouldn't. With all the layoffs there are hundreds of people that would love to have your job.
Life/work must continue. Staying home for months more as some suggest is ridiculous.

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Post ID: @5inf+15Q6OBlC

Given the work arrangements (small cubicles), I was just as shocked as you guys on this decision!. I expected Cenovus would be returning later in the timeline then our peers as a result.

I’m confidentially contacting CTV News and Calgary Heard today to see if they want to run this story.. it just might get traction.

Now I know why unions happen..

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Post ID: @5gyu+15Q6OBlC

Trust me. Leaders ARE speaking up, but someone has to be willing to listen.

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Post ID: @5gjy+15Q6OBlC

Canary in the coal mine.
Thanks...but no thanks!

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Post ID: @5lks+15Q6OBlC

Refuse unsafe work. Even if CEO asks you to do it.

I will be calling Alberta Health Services first day back to report that we are not spaced 2 meters apart in our cubicles. I suggest you do the same.

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Post ID: @5aiz+15Q6OBlC

Relax everyone. I’m sure AP will reverse on this decision like noted on the INC announcement - given the crammed-cubicle setup. If he actually goes through with this, it will implode the culture and all credibility with CLT will be completely lost and destroyed. A high price to pay for the option to talking up the staff return with investors and the Board.

My leader is already pushing for us to return Aug 4th - I’m sure out of fear that the they will look bad to their boss.

I am going to say ‘no’..

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Post ID: @5nwo+15Q6OBlC

Funny how one dumb move like this blows up and now Alex and team lose all credibility. Problem is all our leaders are sheep so no one is telling them what they need to hear. People are not ready to go back to cubicles and cramped elevators, that simple. Our leadership style is fear induced so no one group lead and above will dare speak out. I know numerous group leads who don’t feel ready to go back but not one will speak up.

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Post ID: @4aqe+15Q6OBlC

AP just dropped below B Ferguson for creditability as a ‘leader’ in everyone’s eyes.

Takes years to earn it and one real stupid decision to lose it all!. Almost smells like Trump- leadership.. maybe he will refuse to wear a mask at work as well..

Watch yourself on the worksite folks. Company does not really have your back for safety. See...

Not a creative and forward thinking leadership team.

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Post ID: @4cky+15Q6OBlC

I heard Al R is behind this. So much for being a safety champion. No trust for the employees even though we’ve proven we can do it.

j–koff

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Post ID: @4inc+15Q6OBlC

He wants us back in the office to help our psychological health and keep our corporate culture going. Well call me a cynical but after 8 rounds of layoffs I’m pretty sure the CLT is not worried about my mental health. The CLT just took all their progress and kudos on how they handled this and flushed it down the toilet. People are going to hate them for this if anyone gets sick. If we have to go back to the office at least give us our money back. Then we are being paid for the risk at least.

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Post ID: @4nwe+15Q6OBlC

It’s funny how all was quiet on this site for the past few months. I think most of us felt like the company had finally turned a corner. We executed a well thought our plan to manage COVID; did salary roll backs rather than layoffs; and made some much needed changes at the senior leadership level by bringing in a new COO, and moving You Know Who to the broom closet. Things were finally trending in the right direction. But then we go and do something completely stupid and irrational like this. It makes a bold statement to staff that you truly don’t give a c-ap about their well being. You have complexly undone any goodwill you earned with them and hve yet gain taken a grenade to the culture. In all seriousness if he executive thinks moving in is the right move, then they should place themselves in cubicle like everyone else. On top of that rather than using their hired drivers and private parking for heir commute, they should also take transit. Now that would show some serious leadership. Sadly the rich, arrogant C suite dwellers will do none of the above and will simply sit back in their officers calling the rest of us ungrateful whiners.

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Post ID: @3iun+15Q6OBlC

Show strong leadership Alex and retract this plan!!! Never been more serious on anything this company has ever done.

This one matters beyond just maintaining a job ! I’m already checking Suncors careers section because of this one..

If any Board members are reading this - consider this request as well!! Employees are extremely concerned and have to come to this site to voice these concerns.

Don’t point to an old survey either as it’s outdated and employees didn’t complete it with this timing being contemplated ! Send out a new one right now on preferred timing to return to ensure your people feel safe. You will get to see how people really feel right now.

Safety first!!!!!!

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Post ID: @3peb+15Q6OBlC

When cases skyrocket during the second wave please be sure to drop by the exec floor to say hi. Oh right. They are probably on a secure floor in their OFFICES or rarely even in the office. How disconnected from reality and the real seriousness of the virus. For God’s sake keep your staff at home. But then we all know what motivates the CLT. Control. Bullying and money. When is enough enough. NEVER.

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Post ID: @3tri+15Q6OBlC

I agree! Most of our Peers are waiting until Sept to January.

I need to find a new job! If I survive CVE-Cubicle-Covid land!!

Don’t be fooled by the AP-politician! He’s doesn’t give a damn about staff...

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Post ID: @2seg+15Q6OBlC

I have a fear that this is happening for the reason. AP is very popular on media. They keep mentioning his name on all these pipeline issues down south. With all these delays etc not sure why rushing to go back to office

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Post ID: @2fol+15Q6OBlC

Stupid decision. People are gonna get sick, just wait.

“Haha, call me ol’ fashioned!”

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Post ID: @1pun+15Q6OBlC

Husky, CNRL, Suncor, Pembina and Keyera have opened their offices on a voluntary basis. Someone from Husky said about 20-30% of the folks are working some days in the office, CNRL contact said maybe that’s 40% but also voluntary and not mandated full time. For CNRL their exec and senior leaders are back in the offices full time. “Voluntary until September reassessment” seems to be the norm. I think at CVE they wouldn’t get those numbers voluntarily because everyone prefers to be away from the bullies and s— ups that run the place.

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Post ID: @1qbk+15Q6OBlC

Ok so what about other companies? I haven't heard anyone is planning to go back downtown, at least in July. Husky started to work downtown but on a voluntary basis. Anyone heard anything?

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Post ID: @1kiu+15Q6OBlC

I expect AP will visit each floor to have a quick chat with everyone. He’s a smart guy and this would show true courage and leadership.

Hiding out in his large office would be quite a message to us all.

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Post ID: @njc+15Q6OBlC

My family and I are not ok with it at all, but listen.. we have to reduce the workforce headcount in any way possible.. so let’s give this one a try!..

Health and Wellness has a big bonus coming for this one.

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Post ID: @tmg+15Q6OBlC

On a good day at BPC I sneeze violently (don’t have that issue anywhere else) but yeah let’s cram everyone back into cubicles that are so small that you have to step outside it to put on a jacket, so that AP can interact with everyone again. Ironically, he’s never in the office and nor has ever interacted with me or my team. Not once.

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Post ID: @wxk+15Q6OBlC

This is so unfortunate. Are they risking everyone’s safety because they want to justify the real estate dollars? Really poor behavior on the CLT’s part. One person who’s asymptomatic or thinks they have the allergies can wipe out an entire floor and everyone’s families. WTF. I am absolutely not okay with this and very stressed.

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Post ID: @pkv+15Q6OBlC

CVE is awash in real estate. Spacing everyone out should not be a problem, say 10 per floor in the Brookfield incubator.

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Post ID: @xgs+15Q6OBlC

The WHO just acknowledged that the virus floats in the air like an aerosol. Let’s see how this plays out folks.

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Post ID: @ltn+15Q6OBlC

I agree, this is absolutely nuts! What kind of leadership is this! Look around or watch the news CLT! It’s not safe !

CLT: now your putting our families at risk with this poor judgement!!!!.

I’m sure we will all be pressured and threatened with our jobs as each leader won’t have the backbone to push back.

Just make sure you have a good lawyer ready to sue if you get sick.

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Post ID: @cfs+15Q6OBlC

130 cases in the past three days doesn’t sound like a downward trend. Seems like a perfect time to go in. Tell you what, if exec is really in this with us, assign them a cube with the rest of us and see how safe they feel. If they don’t feel comfortable doing it then they shouldn’t ask it if the rest of us. Old school bull headedness. Work can be be done remotely. Chances are if people are ineffective working remotely, they were also ineffective in their cube. Trade one work environment with distractions for another with distractions. So disappointed. I thought our CLt were finally modernity their thinking

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