Thread regarding Shell Oil layoffs

So you are just a ‘Human asset’

What do you think about the presentation referring employees as human assets?

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Chevron is very proud to refer to itself as the "Human Energy Company." I am sure they paid big $$$ to have some ad agency dream up that for them. Pathetic.

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Post ID: @6rgy+192ovSOF

If more assets are dumped will the price at Shell stations go down?

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Post ID: @5nnd+192ovSOF

@1ack+192ovSOF you are so right. My dad told me something very wise last year that I never thought of: the employee/employer relationship is nothing special....it is nothing more than a lease deal: they give you money and you give them some of your time.

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Post ID: @1gxj+192ovSOF

They probably thought they were saying something positive along the lines of "people are our biggest asset!" But, whatever. The truth is our relationship with the company is just an economic one. They'll keep you as long as they believe you bring more value to the company than your compensation. You'll stay as long as you believe you are being fairly compensated for what you're asked to do. That's the deal. Whenever either part of that equation doesn't work anymore you'll part ways. If you don't choose to leave the company for a better opportunity elsewhere, hopefully, you'll make it through enough reorganizations to get to the point where you get to choose when you want to leave. And at that time, you'll be hoping for another round of reorganizations and SVS so you get a nice parting gift.

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Post ID: @1ack+192ovSOF

What it truly means is human liabilities that the company can’t wait to offload in rounds. Just speak the truth, not sugar coded BS.

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Post ID: @1skw+192ovSOF

I think the most-appropriate term should be “Human Capital.”

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Post ID: @1fck+192ovSOF

Asset suggests that Shell employees are valuable which is clearly not the case. Shell has been dumping lots of human assets.

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Post ID: @vpf+192ovSOF

In the context of persons, an asset is a person that is valuable or useful. It’s therefore not a negative to be considered “an asset” to the company.

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Post ID: @ofh+192ovSOF

Human resources isn't exactly a new term.

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Post ID: @muj+192ovSOF

The Debbie Downers are human liabilities I guess?

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Post ID: @lre+192ovSOF

Hahaha! I thought the same thing. I just wish management would STOP the "care" BS. After all, we are just assets to them - to be disposed of or acquired as they see fit.

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