Thread regarding Saudi Aramco layoffs

For the guys who were laid off how does it feel were you able to find jobs. And when is the 2021 cycle will start, I’m just on anxious

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Post ID: @OP+19o7ZLNl

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Of course it´s about the money, but let´s face it the concept of "productivity" depends on the the department you get in. Luck of the draw. In the department I was in, in particular they cared more about rewards and certifications than the bottomline. When c-ap started hitting the fan on the financial front it was funny that management was highlighting things that I documented very well years back, somehow you could see the drama behind changing...from what I last heard the song remains the same. Also trying to train the locals to just read instructions was frustrarting at best.
I guess I just stepped on too many toes and wasn't in the clic so out I went. I actually felt relief in that regard since when I assessed between my financial goals I wrote upon accepting the offer and what I ended up with at the end, I was way above target . So in the meanwhile enjoy the cashflow while it lasts.

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Post ID: @tsby+19o7ZLNl

Kon'nichiwa,

Brown nose, big, nose, flat nose, who gives a rat's a%$. I came here to collect and get paid, not for the freedom of press or to find a miracle cure. The only reason bonuses are paid this year is because of the layoffs. No layoffs no bonus. So yes I am taking YOUR money. Muchas gracias mate. Satisfaction, no satisfaction, blue nose, pieced nose, skills, no skills, training, no training. I came for the Benjamins, not the satisfaction. If I want satisfaction, my wife does a great job in that domain. Keep your eyes on the traget. Money money money money. People who got laid off were already on their way out, approaching retirement. No hard feelings there. The ones in their 30s, 40s and early 50s who got laid off were laid off for reasons they, and only they, are responsible for. No productivity. Nada. I am sure a few here and there had injustice done to them but very few I suspect.

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Post ID: @sdtv+19o7ZLNl

In the years I spent there I saw very competent people being laid off while some not so competent people but with the right courtesan skills make it up the ladder. And no, the remaining expats are taking THEIR apology money along with THEIR bonuses so I already took MY money and I´m out.

I can roughly guess you might belong to the brown nose crew or are (not so) probably a very specialized professional working in one of the few departments where skill is actually appreciated.

While it is true that some egos may be looking to be stroked and some grievances may be expressed in this forum, it´s a matter of sharing experiences. In a forum called the layoffs you won't expect to see people singing praises about their former employers.

For me in particular the only thing that I miss is the monthly apology check, other than that there was no sense of fulfillment or accomplishment to be found in the reality show that was the department I worked in. Maybe people in other departments may find some fulfillment besides the monthly apology check.

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Post ID: @ohnt+19o7ZLNl

I love it how people come on these boards to stroke their egos after getting laid off: "the best thing that happened to me". Hahahah, you were laid off for being an i#$ot. You left millions on the table, that's why you all pi*&ed. The remaining expats are taking YOUR money, the money that was saved from these great layoffs (100s of millions). Bonus kicks in in a week or two. A whole lot of cash. Don't be mad. That's YOUR money. THANK YOU. No THANK YOU.

If the company had kept all these i#$ots on its payroll, we could have said goodbye to the bonus this year. Thank you to all the competent, qualified, high performers who got laid for apparently no reason other than being an S performer. Thank you for making my account fatter. I owe you one. Enjoy Bud Light and taxes. Pi%^ Out.

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Post ID: @kmpk+19o7ZLNl

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/579772 Aramco wants 90 percent Saudi by 2020. The locals will have to eat themselves.

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Post ID: @azmu+19o7ZLNl

I was laid off on 6/31, and still looking for a new job. I did not start looking for a job until three months ago. Considering very good Aramco compensation, and very stressful job there, this is the best thing could happen to me. Doing the job that gives no other satisfaction other than money can be done for a limited time only. Job market in Canada is extremely tight, as everywhere. However I expect more job opportunities by June 2021. Anyhow I am not concerned.

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Post ID: @alyx+19o7ZLNl

I got laid off last July, was close to retirement and got extra generous 100gs, Aetna kicked in, so can't complain, but it's freezing in Texas, other than that life is good.

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Post ID: @6oii+19o7ZLNl

Amen brother. One of the best thing that has ever happened to me.

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Post ID: @3avr+19o7ZLNl

I was laid off on 8/31 still enjoying my retirement and Aramco generous compensation.

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Post ID: @2yad+19o7ZLNl

A new job depends a lot where you live and which industries are currently expanding. Don't limit yours to the oil business. IT is booming, even civil engineering is showing some impressive demand.

No news regarding a new cycle here. Many rumors but nothing you should consider. Natural attrition is reducing our numbers bellow their best hopes. Too many colleagues are retiring. Lots of saudis were offered early retirement as well.

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Post ID: @wyt+19o7ZLNl

Laid off in June 2020 and still looking. Given the current scenario my "optimistic" outlook is to get a job by June 2021.

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