Thread regarding ExxonMobil Corp. layoffs

I'm not going anywhere

Too many people are considering leaving, in my opinion, when there isn't much to lose by staying. I've been here long enough to have a really good pay for doing a job I can perform with my eyes closed. Yes, benefits are not as good anymore but that's hardly a deal-breaker considering that other companies are not much better either. Staying and milking the company versus leaving and facing the uncertainty of being the new person somewhere else amid an economic downturn? I chose the first option.

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Post ID: @OP+1aoc8mjs

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The job market isn't as bad as you'd think...

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Post ID: @1ktt+1aoc8mjs

You obviously haven’t seen the offers people are getting. Every day you stay is lost income. Competitors are paying more.

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Post ID: @1yky+1aoc8mjs

Milking this as long as I can. Jobs are easy to come by when you aren't a poor performer.

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Post ID: @ntc+1aoc8mjs

It really is all about age. If you're a new hire, the downsides are much smaller and the potential upsides are much larger.

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Post ID: @mwg+1aoc8mjs

Depends on what your age is. Over 40 should try to hang on. Under 40 with long work life left should look for another industry. In the oil patch, slowly but surely, things are going to get worse.

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Post ID: @fms+1aoc8mjs

well said, i'm currently resting and vesting

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Post ID: @iru+1aoc8mjs

Someone please identify a company, or even an industry, that is immune from layoffs. Where is this Nirvana so we can all go there?

EM is extremely competitive because the rewards, especially monetary, are so high. People are people. EM doesn’t make managers evil. That personality existed all along if it suddenly is displayed when they get a bit of power and want more. Not for me, but that is my choice. We all have a choice, just like the OP says.

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Post ID: @rrt+1aoc8mjs

Putting a lot of the other good points aside, there are people that feel they can’t trust anyone and feel lied to. When you actually give a s–t about the people you work with, this becomes untenable. Is it over emotionally?, perhaps.....but that is just how some people function and having a balance of emotions/professionalism makes for a good work place in my opinion but not for everyone I suppose....

If you are strictly business at work, you can continue on with the robotic programming indefinitely but that personality type tests my ability to be chill and understand people are different...I constantly find myself having to lower the temperature as my blood approaches boiling.

I want to work with humans first and “insert technical title” second. When that condition isn’t met to a satisfactory degree, I find myself in turmoil that I am constantly fighting... it is very exhausting and just not a fun thing to manage.

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Post ID: @djv+1aoc8mjs

@ljg+1aoc8mjs Correct. Staying has consequences as well. Are you gaining skills and experiences at ExxonMobil that will help you get that next job when you are PIPd in your 40s or 50s? If you can do your job with your eyes closed as you say you likely have stagnant skills and will not be competitive on the outside.

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Post ID: @fkj+1aoc8mjs

Same thing as @oga+1aoc8mjs but it happens when you’re in your late 40s or early 50s (right before you become NRE, or the NRE protection goes away). Most of the younger folks leaving voluntarily are looking beyond the short term.

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Post ID: @ljg+1aoc8mjs

Depends on your age and experience level. The risk is you are in your comfort zone and that means you gave up on growing. That is not true for the majority of folks

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Post ID: @zlm+1aoc8mjs

The Bangalore trolls ??! They and the other GBCs employees are the one benefiting from the changes we see today. Why would they c––p on the company ? :unsure:

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Post ID: @hmf+1aoc8mjs

Get ready to be downvoted and attacked by all the Bangalore trolls constantly crapping on this company

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Post ID: @mzv+1aoc8mjs

Wild card: You get PIP’d and are unprepared for the job market versus your colleagues who have already spent this past year networking, practice interviewing, prepping their resumes and skilling up.

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Post ID: @oga+1aoc8mjs

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