XOM has been on a downhill slide for quite some time. Everything that was good about this company has been basically stripped beyond recognition. I see my colleagues/coworkers leaving for one reason or another and I’m just here in the moment. I am not looking towards the future here. How can anyone do that when at any given moment you could be handed your working papers?
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We have been lulled into a false sense of security for decades–one of our recruitment hooks was always that we’ve never had a mass layoff like other companies have. Heck, we never even PIP’d the bottom 10% when the HR guidelines said we should. And now that decades of mismanagement have led us to the brink of bankruptcy, we believe we are entitled to keep our jobs? The real insult is that the people at the top are the ones responsible for the bad decisions that ultimately cost the NSI group their jobs. Maybe we are cutting the wrong end of the rank list?
Layoffs should include severance. That is the proper way to do it. Not say you are a poor performer.
Smooth brain. Many are not angry about being able to be let go but HOW the company went about letting people go.
How many companies release 8% of their employees by a performance assessment to disguise a layoff? How many do it so arbitrarily based on popularity and if you are apart of the management club. If you are a technical person that has done well your entire career, there is a very real possibility that you can be dumped into the NSI category for no reason and pushed out the door with no dignity now.
Had the company went through a layoff last July AND one in December AND included reductions in management layers, the feeling likely would be better among the remaining we employees.
Get over yourselves drama queens. It’s a job. Any employer can release you at any time for any reason. No one has ever been “safe” at EM. If you want a job that is safe, try the post office.