Thread regarding Apache Corp. layoffs

Layoff survivor Anxiety

I was wondering if it’s only me feeling this way. Yes, I’m grateful I have a job. Surviving countless layoffs at Apa stresses me out. It’s that constant fear, sinking morale, overworking picking what others were doing, teams destroyed, less sense of belonging. I don’t know if Apa realizes the amount of stress and anxiety this generates in some current employes. Hearing weekly news of layoffs is nerve wracking. When is this going to end?

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It was purchased before. But you don’t see a for sale sign on it now, do you? Christmann is taking zero responsibility (habits, in his salary, etc.) for the head on collision he has caused this company. He should be ashamed. We are ashamed of him.

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Post ID: @2sqk+15QlQIpR

Not that APA needed another plane, but when was it purchased? Before or during pandemic?

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Post ID: @2kpa+15QlQIpR

Wait a damn second!!!! We got a new plane????? Are y'all serious?? Holy hell.

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Post ID: @2tfm+15QlQIpR

JC has misunderstood his title. He thinks Apache is his (vs shareholders). And, dagnabbit, he wants a plane! So, a plane he shall have. Shame on the Board for not cutting him off, completely.

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Post ID: @2hri+15QlQIpR

How do they justify a new plane during these bad times and worst stock performance ever? Sooo greedy

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Post ID: @2zcp+15QlQIpR

I am so glad I was one that was not kept. And it makes me sad to say that, considering what hope I had for the company when I started.

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Post ID: @1stx+15QlQIpR

I know I should be used to all the lack of honesty and accountability, but it does bother me. Always blaming something else instead of accepting that some really bad decisions were made.

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Post ID: @1onn+15QlQIpR

As always great time to remind people, we bought a brand new G5 this year, despite only having 3 (maybe 4) regions and our management team has taken zero paycuts and added a ton of promotions.

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Post ID: @1yuc+15QlQIpR

They don’t delete the whole thread for one post with names. Just the one post. And if you look back at other posts, you’ll see several where using initials didn’t alert the modbots.

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Post ID: @1fbn+15QlQIpR

Previous poster, that was a great comment. But you violated the rules of this site by dropping names, which means this entire thread is going to be deleted in the near future.

Let this be a lesson to you and any who read this: NO NAMES ON THIS SITE. Titles are fine, but moderators will find any instances of names and remove the threads. It's a shame, too, because this particular one holds a ton of great commentary on how poorly managed Apache is.

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Post ID: @1jhf+15QlQIpR

Speaking as someone who didn't survive the bloodbath, I would advise any survivors that you owe NOTHING to Apache. Do NOT give them your loyalty, because they won't be loyal to you. JC, Riney, Pumpkinhead and the rest of the boy's club don't care about you in any way shape or form. You might have "favored status" now, but you'd be shocked how quickly you can go from favored to expendable. That's what happened to me. I foolishly ignored all other opportunities because I thought I was valued. When the job market improves, make sure you answer the phone when recruiters call and find something better.

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Post ID: @1rqu+15QlQIpR

It ends once you get laid off, then you stress about finding another job of equal value :S

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Post ID: @1qmq+15QlQIpR

DANG!! everyone of these comments is SPOT ON!! I would love to copy this entire string and email it to all of our “leaders”. I’ve been with Apache almost 20 years, and I’ve watched it decline aggressively every single year! It’s a [email protected] shame this once good company is now the laughing stock of the entire oil & gas industry. I’m embarrassed to even tell people I work here.

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Post ID: @qdl+15QlQIpR

I've avoided being honest on every survey I've taken at this company. For this one I said "screw it" and went full honesty. Took a step further and put my name on it, along with my email and phone number.

Fortune favors the bold? Wish me luck!

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Post ID: @hab+15QlQIpR

Don’t trust that survey. 100% HR knows whether you fill it out or not.

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Post ID: @gbq+15QlQIpR

That's exactly the problem: it wouldn't make a difference. None of the execs are going to make waves for the sake of upset employees. They've even said in town halls that "attrition is healthy and people should come in every week at least a little fearful of losing their jobs." That's a direct quote from our CFO. They are getting paid exorbitant amounts of money, and all they really have to do is make it another few years before they can retire and leave the giant mess for someone else to worry about.

The only individuals with any power to change things are the board members, but they are all our CEO's friends; plus see final sentence of previous paragraph. We have all been used, by a select group, for personal financial gain. And they know they can continue doing it because the job market is atrocious right now. They have called "checkmate" on our fragile position.

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Post ID: @hpv+15QlQIpR

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Like I said, I don’t trust the company and their promise of anonymity enough to fill out the survey honestly.

Past experience has shown those who offer their constructive feedback and don’t “get with the program” get axed.

It’s not worth getting thrown out into the street just to offer feedback that likely isn’t going to be accepted or change anything anyways.

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Post ID: @hpp+15QlQIpR

Re post ID @wet+15QlQIpR

If you don’t fill the survey out honestly then I’m afraid you become part of the problem. Provide honest feedback, warts and all, otherwise nothing changes and you are complicit in the continuing mess.

This is your chance, it’s everyone’s chance to provide feedback.

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Post ID: @siz+15QlQIpR

I agree with this completely. We've lost many industry leaders to inferior APA counterparts. Then another and another again. It's like the kid at the birthday party that keeps taking the cake until no one else gets any. I wish we had the ability to specifically call these people out without consequences. I'm thankful for a job but I feel empty as our company is now a shell of what it used to be. Hollow, cold, corporate good old boy of a shell. Once COVID passes I wonder if there will be a mass exodus?

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Post ID: @ics+15QlQIpR

Agreed 100%, and while I think us Apache employees have always been somewhat cynical over the last few years, the long, drawn out and poorly communicated process of Ascend, and multiple rounds of continuing layoffs, with no declared end has not only given me an ever present feeling of anxiety that clouds everything, and has also eroded the remaining trust and loyalty I did have in the company and senior management to zero. They’ve done absolutely nothing to try to correct these issues that I think a large proportion of regular employees are going through.

I’d like to fill out the employee survey honestly, but frankly, I don’t trust the company enough to do so. Fear rules the day, and criticism, however constructive is met with a beheading. So, I’ll just leave my answers neutral.

Congrats guys.

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Post ID: @wet+15QlQIpR

Yeah it's a weird set of feelings. But at this point I'm so apathetic about anything work-related that it barely crosses my mind. I'm still on the payroll, but I quit a long time ago. You feel me?

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