Apple has surpassed Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most-valuable, publicly traded company. Pompous Management at Saudi Aramco cannot figure out why their IPO is such a disaster.
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"go out gracefully".???? Why? Why leave money on the table? Why quit when you make so much cash and others are lucky to even land a job, ANY job. Nice advice. Just because you're out doesn't mean we should follow your footsteps. I ain't going anywhere until they put me on a plane, literally dragging me. Meanwhile, I collect. A lot of it for that matter. Wednesday, the deposit lands.
Thank you Aramco. The best company on earth.
I have not been made redundant yet, but I expect it soon. Sure it’s dollars and cents, but it’s also politics. Politics that is Expats are excluded from. The fact is we are just contractors and the job will end soon. The time of the Americans is over. Time to start making some calls and go out gracefully. Time to go, I will miss the Saudi People and the travel.
You stated: “Its that simple......”.
I don’t think they had 10,000 expats and the let go way more than 500 — 600. They have been letting expats go in large batches since 2015.
Has any of the laid-off employees asked themselves the simple question.
Of the 10,000 or so expats, why me? How did I become one of 500 or 600?
Obviously, every one of the 500 or 600 think they are God's gift to the company, yet you were laid off. Why do you think that is? Is it because:
You are too smart and the company doesn't like that.
You worked too hard and the company needed to lay off hard workers.
You are such a great mentor, and they were intimidated by your technical know-how.
Why were you laid off, of all the the expats? Why you?
The answer is simple:
Close to retirement.
Already on an extension
Been around a long time and you made way too much.
People hate this last one: You were simply not that good, average at best. Not worth your salary. It is that simple.
It truly is rich when you see posts by Saudi trolls calling expats dumb, lazy and incompetent. These expats are some of the same geo and engineering professionals that help develop unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, and SAGD projects in heavy oil.
Mr. Sour Loser: The Kingdom has changed for the worst. Don’t speak for those expats, as it it clear you are one of the backstabbers that need to be weeded-out and thrown into the trash can. It is obvious that you are a weasel. We can clean up our own backyard over here and do not need your fake expat wisdom.
I’m an expat and sorry to say but you all sound like sour losers!! please be grateful for everything this company has provided you. In the end it was your choice to stay here or leave. Should have left long time ago if you were so miserable!
Another company stooge I see...
Quite surprised your managed to work out that 100-5=95. Must have an expat on call to check and correct your errors for you (like you all do).....
Can`t wait to see the carnage that ensues when the company fails due to incompetence and an inability to hire quality expat labour (given that the word is out and the lies told for so many years have been exposed)....
I’m guessing you’re here to try and gloss over the company image, as is standard operating procedure there. I know some of the people who were laid off and they were absolutely not low performers. I’m sure layoffs included some people who were, but there were some good employees who were let go.
And living there is not free. Expats pay rent, visa fees, dependent fees.
What other lies do you have?
Company laid off the bottom 5% of expats due to their incompetency. Simple math. The remaining 95% are still here, living for free, and cashing in. Next week is another payday.
Jealousy is a bit*&. Coming to a message board trying to make yourself feel better. Me so dumb, me got fired. Me me me.
The IPO failed long before the Corona Virus. Does this mean that the Company is building Schindler’s List of expats to blame and layoff?
It would make sense to blame to expats because it is recognized that they do not get noticed enough at award ceremonies.
IPO failed? Really? That’s not what the local news is saying. They’re lauding it as an overwhelming success!
Don’t tell me that they’re stretching the truth on this?! They’re so open, honest, fair and unbiased. You can’t tell me that they’re corrupt liars surely?!
I’m heartbroken by this. How could anyone ever eclipse the mighty company?
Back in the real world, is it any wonder? Publicity stunt much? Taken for a ride again?
Why was the IPO in New York and London pulled at the last minute? We all know why, because it would have been a total disaster!!
Maybe it's because people who either don't have jobs or have jobs that don't require them to leave their houses anymore don't need to buy gasoline? Also, US GDP fell 34% last week. Could that have anything to do with it?
Add the blockade of Qatar, the domination of Yemen, and the intimidation of Iran and we are looking at some real winners here boys
Was there an IPO? Nobody noticed. The only shareholders we know of are reclining in golden chairs in NEOM palaces laughing at pulling off the largest transfer of wealth from the public in history.
Operational Excellence failed, IKTVA failed, Safety Program failed, Fracking Program failed and Vision 2020 failed; why not throw the IPO into the trash heap?
The simple-minded solution to the failed IPO will be to lay-off more expats. Why not, as they are so lazy and incompetent.
In the 1990s, they used to say that Saudi Aramco was a diamond in the rough. The polishing process was never completed. I guess the management decided to spend their time on putting in the rough.
What can you expect 💤?