I've hated this company, this job, and this industry for the last 3 years or so. For those of us who are fresh out of school...boy oh boy did we miss the boat on a fun career in oil and gas. Give me severance and let me walk away from this empty paycheck.
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If you are tired of the whining, don’t see the truth in it, but are ignorant enough to think there is a possibility of winning w Apache you might should stay off this site.
Get back to work then!
Wondering why all the “have always hated Apache” whiners didn’t leave Apache during the past few years (ip until the beginning of 2020), when the job market was so strong? There was endless opportunity. Yet here you are.....whining. Apache would be a lot better off with the whiners gone. If you still have a job and a paycheck, you could be smart enough to be grateful. Or quit!
Apache knows if they were to offer a decent, competitive severance package that 2/3rds of the workforce would be gone. The voluntary retirement packages that were offered late last year were mediocre at best. it took 26 years of service to achieve the maximum of 1 years pay. This pales in comparison to our competitors (and I use that term very loosely as they are on a much higher tier than we are). Oxy, Concho, Pioneer, and others provided far greater compensation to their retiring folks than Apache did. In fact, I personally know of an individual who left Apache less than 10 years ago who received 2 years of pay to retire. The involuntary severances were far worse. It is another case of management's disdain and disrespect for the people who actually provide the technical and execution skills that are needed to produce oil and gas. By the looks of the turnaround and recovery that may be taking place, I hope everybody remembers the lack of loyalty shown by the company and returns that favor. Of course, the operations management team can exploit the "local talent" and hire some Whopper floppers and delivery drivers to replace the expendable field people currently in place.
Working at Apache was like being in prison. Always looking for your escape out if you had an opportunity. Or hanging on until your time is up hoping for some severance out the door.
Well, Apache may accept voluntary severance, does anyone know this is the case? If so, put your money where your mouth is and reach out to your manager/HR rep and see if you can get packaged out.
Frankly though, I fall into the category of being very thankful that I have an income at a time when millions are unemployed with very little savings. I guess everyone’s perspectives and situations are different though...
I want to be laid off too. Apache has made it clear that their employees do not matter. I am k–ling myself trying to handle all the extra work they have thrown at me.
How sanctimonious, ‘bartender’! You are too foolish to realize you work for a bit player. You are too blind to realize you are following incompetents. Be proud-this is the best you will ever get.
There are no leaders at Apache, so your disclaimer isn’t at all helpful.
Just listen to Dire Straights - Industral Disease.
masterful "The Departed" reference from first reply. Just needed to be mentioned.
Whoever posted this is just as entitled to their opinions about the company and their job as you guys are. He/she isn't the only one who hates this place. Check out the thread from a little while ago where this was originally posted as a reply. A lot of us have felt unappreciated at Apache for years. We were recruited on the idea of actually making a difference and getting to matter at this place. Sure, that may have been naive, but hey we were young and still excited about getting into the workforce.
This company has destroyed my work ethic, my motivation, and my career outlook. I busted my a– off initially because I thought it would allow me the opportunity to work on cool projects that actually got funded. Well after years of getting stellar reviews but continually getting shuffled around (thanks to our execs' inability to commit to something) to bottom-of-the-barrel areas (i.e. anything U.S. conventional) that get almost zero funding because of Wall Street attitudes I'm pretty sick of it. I'm just pissing away years that could be spent doing something much more productive with my time. And sure, I realize I should probably just leave and find a job somewhere else, but the job market s—s, my skillset is specialized, and I'm still being paid so...incentives.
I'm sure I don't understand your points of view, in how much you'd love to be back at work doing what you were doing. I am sorry for what you've had to go through. But you don't know what I'm going through either. I'm not sure if you realize how it feels to zombie-walk through a job you've come to hate only for the money, but it's a pretty soul-s—ing endeavor. And it doesn't make my existence any less unpleasant than yours.
I would have gladly stayed. I actually enjoyed my job and wish I could have kept doing it. Sad to see these people still exist in the company when there are others who were willing to stay but were forced to leave.
How ungrateful! There are literally millions of people who are out of work due to the Coronavirus who would gladly trade places with you and not to mention the hundreds of ex-Apaches who were actually laid-off that enjoyed working here. Give you a severance?! Your entitlement attitude is an insult to those who were laid-off and out of work. It's one thing to complain about leadership and decisions that were made but its entirely a different thing voicing your hatred for the job you clearly do not deserve. Do yourself and this company a favor and use the same "courage" you found to type this trash and look for another job. You know where the door is, use it!
(This was not written by anyone in leadership)