What do you think, a year from the merger how many Husky employees will be left? I think it's been made abundantly clear that we are the main target. We paid the higher price in this round and we will most likely pay the higher price in any subsequent round. Will there be anything but bare bones left when they are done?
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I was a contract operator with Renaissance and went on to 20 years with Husky...got shown the door for my 20yr anniversary present.
Went through a merger with Texaco and Esso back in the early 90's. Nobody was layed off. Most of the Texaco employees were gone within a year. Left on their own or took early retirement. The cultures of both companies were remarkably different. Esso employees were all sons and daughters and cousins, aunts , uncles of people that had worked there in the past. Texaco employees were harder working for less pay. Texaco was full of corruption too with switchboard operators becoming Chief Landman and other oddities. The work environment was so bad after the merger most people left out of frustration. I suspect nothing has changed today except that there are no jobs for the layed off . I wonder what will happen to all of them when their benefits run out. Nobody will hire you in Calgary if you have previous Oil and Gas Experience . They think you are entitled.
"They will milk using knowledge and then let us go"
This is the key when take over happens. Unfortunate truth
Husky was two months ago. Most are "retired" by now.
Renaissance was 21 years ago. Canterra was 33 years ago. Most are retired by now.
Hands up if you work with anyone Legacy Renaissance? Legacy Canterra?
There's your answer.
Anybody get the boot today?
Nothing will be left. They will milk using knowledge and then let us go. Layoffs all year long means their not even hiding it.