I was just laid off yesterday from Houston HQ...blindsided.
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The point of me sharing my story is for empathy and also to encourage you not to take the first job that comes among. Be as choosy as you can. You just went through a traumatic situation, and you don’t need to add to it. You coming from P66 will make you a desired employee and there are companies out there that would love to have you; companies that would not be able to hire you on a normal basis. Be ware. Don’t settle.
It happened to me at a different company though. I loved my job. I mean I loved my job and would have done it for free even. I just really enjoyed what I did. I put in more hours than anyone else and received lots of positive feedback from higher ups. I had just lost a close relative and had been experiencing another family tragedy when on my first day back to work I got a call from my boss to meet him. I took my laptop there in case we needed to discuss anything. I was blindsided as well. They had packed my stuff up and told me the news. I was escorted to my car as if I was a criminal. There is no need for shame because I did nothing wrong and was a strong performer. This company for which I devoted much extra time and energy to, for who I went to great lengths to help and bled their colors was now treating my like this. I was devastated as it threatened my family. There was so much tragedy at one time in my life. I never told my family what happened. I was too ashamed to them. I took the first job I could find local to pay bills and help family, which was for a tiny private chemical co. This company took advantage of my situation. They lied to me during the interview about the position and company situation. They even did not have money for repairs or etc. The place was an osha and epa violator. It was an extremely toxic place with an incompetent manager who had his job because his uncle owned the company, people running to HR with gossips of any kind, the group I was in went through three managers all in an effort to mentor the nephew manager because he was so bad. Lying, backstabbing, mobbing, and more. I got out as soon as I could. This experience added to the trauma. I had been a well respected employee working for good people at one point in time and a good, respected company who was exposed to that level of toxicity that can’t be made up or even dreamed up by Stephen King himself. Being let go unjustly and then that toxic place is enough to unhinge a person. Luckily I made it through by God’s grace.
Your comment brought that memory back. I feel for you. You were out doing your job and glad to be there when they called you in and did not even trust you enough to let you clean out your desk.
You will get over this. In the end it makes a person a better leader and person by waking them up to true human nature.
The same for me. Called in from the field, where I was working an active project. Told that my position had been eliminated. No notice. Very cold from the region manager, my supervisor and HR. They did not care at all. Also they kept a lot of my personal stuff from my desk that they cleaned out and shipped contents to me. Upper management is terrible and uncaring.
A company that cares, you'd think they'd care about giving some notice of layoffs. Being blindsided is like a s—er punch. At least give me a chance to start preparing. But, my initial thoughts upon hiring was...leadership only sees numbers...not people.
In this economy its ridiculous to keep Bartlesville Most inefficient thing they are doing right now
At the rate in which the stock continues to tumble Phillips easily becomes a take over target by its closest partner (Chevron). Synergies are evident across the Phillips landscape for Chevron (including the R&D labs in B-Ville).
Let us see what GG says tomorrow. Fuel sales were trending down before Covid and the company cannot remain profitable with current run rates which won't return to normal until 2022. Digital transformation has been somewhat of a flop when compared to the investment and yes leadership miss the boat on opportunities to diversify outside of O&G. Now it may be too late. Enjoy the mid $40’s.
Also blindsided this week. And of course they sneakily kept the numbers just low enough to not trigger a WARN notice. Guessing another small round will come as soon as the calendar flips over to ‘21.
Providing Energy... Destroying Lives...
P66 is one of the most diversified downstream companies out there. When the entire world suddenly stops using what you produce it will have an impact. What exactly could they have done to prevent this? Should restaurants have diversified out of providing restaurant services in case there was a global pandemic? What are you even talking about?
7 in Houston yesterday at least 2 in Bartlesville today.
CB have no idea about diversification....
Very bleak future for P66. They wasted all these years spending money on stock buybacks they forgot to diversify their assets. That is why the stock is tanking and why it is being leveraged to the brink. Leadership has been short sighted!!! Taking loans to pay dividends, you must question that. Good luck P66, you are going to need it. Have you seen the new Hummer?
1 more gone today in bville
What about B ville its heavy there surprised to save 3 billion in 2020 they are not cleaning up in that town.
That’s really hard to hear, when all we been hearing is no layoffs, or we are All family, easy for the Executive Leadership to say when they make 7 million a year.
I feel bad for you and will say some prayers for you and your love ones. Be strong and wish you the best.
Basic severance benefit plan based on 40hr week of $1670.00 per week. Your # of weeks depends on your years of service. Vacation days paid out also that are on the books at end of employment. End date is immediate, no grace. Supplement pay if you sign a waiver release g company...blah blah blah...an extra amount.
My supervisor (who is pretty high up) has been going around telling everyone how fortunate we are that there haven't been any layoffs and that Greg Garland is committed to no layoffs. Guess he's not that committed.
It is unfortunate, heard more layoffs this week.
What type of severance package are they offering?
USAA has a lot of jobs listed on their website that are remote.
The USAA work...any additional info on that?
It is very unfortunate, I went through this a few years ago in 2016 with another major O&G company after 10 years with them.
I know of a total of 7 let go yesterday at HQ. Very unfortunate for all. USAA is hiring with remote work if that helps any. I hope everyone impacted finds something soon.
Hell, I never even heard layoffs were going to be happening at HQ. I got a call from my manager not long after getting to work to meet him in a conference room. Right when I walked in, I knew. That's how I found out. Very cold... I have no idea who else had the same fate, but I felt all should have least been told, even as a company that layoffs were going to happen.
I'm so sorry, I'm hearing of several. Do you have any idea how many got let go?
So sorry to hear that.