Thread regarding ExxonMobil Corp. layoffs

Houston still not back to work?

Houston people still calling in from their bedrooms with barking dog noises. When are you going back to the office? Field offices have been working nonstop through this whole thing with no greater issues than genera population. What gives Houston?

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Post ID: @OP+1amlQhrq

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I destroyed my family with ethanol, which is not an EM product or exposure.
Actually, EM kept me from being exposed to ethanol for 6-10 hours a day for a very long time.
I opened more blinds blind than any better man, phosgene to that stuff smells like MinL's so-called deviled eggs.
Right beside you, every day. I cannot be off-shored or out-sourced.
I'm working tonight. Right now.

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Post ID: @4kqm+1amlQhrq

Transferring jobs overseas to BTCs takes good leadership, MOC, and coaching culture that doesn’t exist today. The push happening now is for cost and speed and is destined to fail when managed by people being ranked on short term metrics. This is going to get ugly.

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Post ID: @3cee+1amlQhrq

A LCM in Europe gave an interview: he does not see a return to the office of 5 days a week post Covid. WFH has proven to be effective for most office personnel: whether one does the job on or off site, as long as the job gets done, isn't that what matters?
But being able to perform well remotely is not the same as transplanting jobs to low cost locations to people without experience and with only a tiny link, if any, to the business or insight of our organisation.

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Post ID: @3vlc+1amlQhrq

work 80 hours a week at a poisonous plant with terrible politics or work 35 hours at a comfortable campus with plenty of work from home.

oh and for the same pay. such a hard choice. i guess yelling about how hard a worker you are makes you feel better about destroying your family life for a company that will pip you in a heartbeat.

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Post ID: @2irv+1amlQhrq

Incorrect. 99% of jobs can be outsourced. And I will be the one remaining! I am the King of ExxonMobil!

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Post ID: @2fbf+1amlQhrq

95% of the jobs at Exxon can be outsourced. Not sure why you guys are arguing with each other. Just take an objective look at what you and your peers do day to day

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Post ID: @2qlg+1amlQhrq

@1xca+1amlQhrq While we may agree on that to some extent , I can promise that’s not the way management is looking at it. The sheer numbers in TMTS and UWT Make it clear and most of those numbers were pre covid.

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Post ID: @2sar+1amlQhrq

I don’t know what field offices you think haven’t been working through this but mine sure has been @qsx+1amlQhrq

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Post ID: @2zxp+1amlQhrq

@1sbv+1amlQhrq

Just because work can be done remotely and has so for the last year does not mean the jobs can be outsourced easily.

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Post ID: @1xca+1amlQhrq

1amlQhrq Has just made the case as to why most ,if not all, campus jobs can be outsourced.
Before covid the case was hard to make that most jobs could be handled remotely, now management has a year plus worth of data coupled with the refusal of some to return to campus.

Great job all !

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Post ID: @1sbv+1amlQhrq

I guess I don't understand the jock-ish obsession with these kinds of posts (and especially on this forum). All personnel are expected to get their work done and add value wherever they are on a work day. Being somehow "more bada–" because you must be physically present to do your assigned job, whereas others don't, I just see it as compensating for something. Why should anyone who is worth their salt have to put their b–t in a certain geographically located chair in order to be valuable and add value? Asking this question of the OP, but also pointed at management. For the work done by people who sit at computers most of the time anyway, if value and productivity can't be understood, directed, and managed properly from a distance, then the problem is not likely the remote work. So many other companies are doing this well. EM's global business teams have done this fairly well in the past, at least when working in the "general interest" was in fashion. Spare us all the operational site bluster, flexing and condescension, keep doing your job, and the rest of folks will do theirs.

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Post ID: @1feb+1amlQhrq

Guess it's getting to bbq time down south out in the field.
Filthy swine putting itself on the grill.
Snapping and popping.
Time to flip this hog jowl over, y'all. The OP.

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Post ID: @1fgi+1amlQhrq

Reminds of all those annoying guys from the Upstream who were running around enthusiastically conducting valuation for research projects.

Have we fired everyone who deserves to be fired yet? I will rather be in the bed and do nothing than talking to you realPIPworthy morons.

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Post ID: @ejt+1amlQhrq

@xzt+1amlQhrq

Because it's an anonymous forum to vent. I would have been greatful if I was a part of the layoff.. 1st off this sinking ship.

Many of the people I knew that were let go via involuntary have already found employment. Those that are still looking.. Maybe it was best that you were shown the door..

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Post ID: @pjo+1amlQhrq

Not sure why this is posted on a layoff forum. Working from office or home, just be glad you are not getting laid off

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Post ID: @xzt+1amlQhrq

Campus employees: Working from home is way more productive!

*Half of Skype list is on inactive”

Other half is away for over an hour at 2pm

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Post ID: @ulo+1amlQhrq

Many Houston folks are playing the “I’m scared” card which obviously does not apply to HEB trips,, little Johnny’s game or other social events. This only reinforces the point that most of the campus positions can be either moved to a lower cost location or are not needed at all. TMTS and UWT pre covid assumptions are now validated, great job all!

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Post ID: @cdu+1amlQhrq

Most field offices have not been working non-stop through all of this.. @OP is an id–t who doesn't know what is going on with the majority of the company.

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Post ID: @qsx+1amlQhrq

Don't trust someone who doesn't like dogs...

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