Thread regarding Enbridge Inc. layoffs

Has anyone received their VWO severance yet?

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Post ID: @OP+15SmIySy

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The weren't "offers" and they weren't "rescinded". You were eligible to apply and your application wasn't selected and therefore denied. If you applied you did so with the acknowledgement that your application may not be selected. Don't play dumb. You knew exactly what you were doing. If you hate it then retire already.

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Post ID: @4qtj+15SmIySy

They have said that 1100 of us applied for VWO (accepted the offer) and were not chosen (offer rescinded). Agree totally that it isn’t the right thing to do, and hopefully ENB gets everything it deserves for treating dedicated, long service employees so poorly. Retirement should never have been included with voluntary serverance, 2 different groups.

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Post ID: @4hia+15SmIySy

The company presented offers with numbers etc. and you had to either accept or decline and I formally accepted their offer. They then indicated that too many had applied (they haven't said how many) so they said they had to have a 'so-called' lottery to select the number they had in mind and whoever wasn't selected from that 'lottery' had their offers rescinded. Many that were ready for retirement now have to continue to work and many that were not in a retirement situation (age/years of service) received packages and can now move on to another company to continue their careers with a nice bank account. I would suggest there are quite a few unhappy, retirement age people at this company that are quite frustrated and demoralized and can't imagine how productive they will be. I don't believe that any news release mentioned this fact.

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Post ID: @4elm+15SmIySy

I too, received my VWO cash disbursement on July 10th, as promised.

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Post ID: @4zjo+15SmIySy

How did the company take back their offer of early retirement? Did they tell you that you weren’t eligible after your VWO was approved? Just curious

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Post ID: @4zbi+15SmIySy

Conspiracy theory Maybe: a very successful major player (such as WB - see Dominian asset sale ) -

Step 1, infiltrate Enbridge with id–ts placed in key positions ( HR for sure ).

Step 2 is almost complete, totally demonize workforce to reduce head count as much as possible and more than anticipated.

Step 3, running smoothly, fund any group that thinks Renewables will fill all energy needs. OH!! and political hacks that talk about it.

Step 4, run the company and price to the lowest possible level

Step 5, buy company and move id–ts to next target.

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Post ID: @4gyj+15SmIySy

No!
I accepted their offer of Early Retirement but then the company took that offer back!
I continue to coast, waiting for the company to do what is right!

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Post ID: @3hka+15SmIySy

Not yet...sent signed agreement back on July 1.

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Post ID: @2zvz+15SmIySy

I think the last poster meant FALL not CALL. This sites auto spell has to be watched closely.

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Post ID: @2ppl+15SmIySy

The trademark of any of the past or present corporate HR departments i've dealt with is never being able to get ducks in a row or more than 3 Dominos to call as planned. ( FYI IF an HR rep reading I am not receding to pizza )

Short answer " if a situation seems like a planned collusion OR plain incompetance, go with incompetence " basically, it's HR what do you ecpect!!

I could give about a dozen examples but don't want to belabor the point.

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Post ID: @2cxz+15SmIySy

Well in a way, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought I'd get mine yesterday, though frustrating. Between the release and payment options wording, I was expecting to receive it at some point yesterday. They have definitely made this transition confusing, to say the least.

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Post ID: @1xcy+15SmIySy

The FAQs and VWO paperwork had conflicting information in different documents. Not Just on the timeline for the severance, but for other things - like what to do with your company credit card (one said shred, another said turn it in). One VWO document stated you would receive your severance within 60 days of departing; another stated once you sign your agreement. Off-boarding information was confusing as well. I know they put this whole thing together in a relatively short amount of time and had major work to do with managing so many employees applying, the lottery, and then off-boarding. But I would have assumed some of the information would have been standard info they have given during previous layoffs.

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Post ID: @1tcn+15SmIySy

I’d be curious to know how long it takes after signing (US) for anyone who is willing to share that information once they get it.

My last day was yesterday so I’m two weeks after most - haven’t even received my agreement to sign yet. Just trying to get an idea of what to expect.

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Post ID: @1qlx+15SmIySy

So far I don't know of anyone receiving it, as of yet. Talked to a couple former employees yesterday since they were both under the impression they were getting it then, but they hadn't yet.
Hope it was just a misunderstanding on their part and not some nefarious b—s— on HRs part.

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Post ID: @1juy+15SmIySy

I see the current LIKE / DISLIKE is 4/2. Who would DISLIKE a simple question like this??

Maybe some of the 300 VWO not chosen YET! Who know.

ELT,s move to go the Volunteer route is one of the few good ideas they have had. Let folks decide their own future - what a concept!!

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Post ID: @1slc+15SmIySy

Won’t be for two more weeks, at least according to the faq timelines.

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