Even within the past ten months I've heard there were plenty of people who decided to leave on their own. Can anybody here tell me how they're doing? There must be some who still talk to their former coworkers. Do they have any regrets about quitting? I''m trying to gather my courage to quit and it'd be nice to hear that people who already did it are happy with their decisions.
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I left before the layoffs but had lined up a position elsewhere, not in oil and gas. Reading this board has made my validate my position. I often wondered if I should have stayed, but ultimately it seems the culture is what's driving this company to the ground along with all the old school mentality. I got lucky with getting bonus and retention prior to leaving.
I was in the round of lay offs in Oct. So glad I have found a job closer to home and not in the oil and gas industry. The headaches of that place were k–ling me. Upper management on the Gas side was terrible. I have talked to some today that the area differential is being taken away from some in remote areas. Would not surprise me to see more layoffs and then oil take a up tick and they hire a bunch. I know the gas side in ND has not slowed down.
I was one of those caught in the layoffs. I still haven’t found a position (interviewing with multiple companies, so should be soon), but...
I could not be happier. The Findlay environment was slowly k–ling me. The layoff forced my hand before I was ready, but now I can finally get back to where I belong in a production environment and not have to deal with all of the office bull...err, I mean politics and social climbing
The grass is actually greener
I'm glad I got laid off! I got a better job in a better location, but got the benefit of a severance. If you can line up a job, wait for the next bonus and/or round of layoff, you probably won't regret it. I'm hearing possible layoffs and benefit reductions in Feb. Who knows if it's true, but layoff rumors makes the environment unpleasant.
I would try to line up a job before you quit. Job market is pretty rough right now so don't just quit without a plan. I'm sure that there are many happy success stories from people quitting but ultimately it comes down to your choice. Good luck!