Thread regarding ConocoPhillips layoffs

The opinion of the employees is irrelevant here

Or better said it is best not to have an opinion at COP?
Once upon a time I tried to express an opinion that something could be done better and never again. While I am still working here, I will not say what I think or try to make an effort to do some things better. I work the way I'm required to and I don't care about COP at all anymore. Mostly laid off are those who have struggled to add some value and who have actually loved their job.

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Post ID: @OP+1cozcmHS

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I was asked be on a team to determine what other operators do in the EagleFord - typical follower mentality over there. I put on a presentation of what other Eagle Ford operators do on their facilities as I’d worked at a couple of smaller operators before going to COP (not a good choice, but that’s another story). I used examples of what I actually installed. At one point a manager a few levels above my supervisor said “that’s not been done in the EagleFord”. To which I replied I know it is because I installed it. His reply “no they don’t do that”. After that meeting I was promptly removed from the team. Then a few months later I was laid off and two inexperienced folks with about a year and a half experience were kept out of a team of 11. Anyway, I saw it firsthand about how they want those in place that cannot question them and they especially don’t want anyone from another company that has seen other ways to do things. It got me laid off and I was bitter at first. But now I’m glad I’m gone and I went on to own my own business now. So I’m grateful for what happened. With “leaders” in place like that the place is doomed to end as they are in full save ourselves mode. This spells death of a company. I’ve had mine for 4 years now and even with COVID I kept pushing and companies that thrive do that. Those that don’t fold up eventually. I wish everyone luck that have decided to stay. Maybe someone will right the ship soon.

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Post ID: @4ykw+1cozcmHS

https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/8/18/conocophillips-puts-its-williston-basin-assets-on-the-market

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Post ID: @2vdz+1cozcmHS

Similar story here. Worked with a team, brought in not only massive savings but a major sale of an unproductive asset. Rewarded by 2/3 of my team being kicked to the curb. Thankfully, I was included and got a big payout. Thanks for the $$$ and freedom from incompetent leadership, COP! The grass actually is greener on the other side!

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Post ID: @1vhb+1cozcmHS

No good deed… Not surprised. The thought, or lack of, that goes into layoffs is astonishing.

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Post ID: @1odj+1cozcmHS

Worked in an asset where we reduced the unit cost of production by 40% while reducing production decline by 80%. We were best in class in Operations Excellence. It was an embarrassment to the prior management team. We were rewarded by being sold. Fair enough as we created value and the sale captured the value. The reward was loss of employment. The prior management team continues to be promoted.

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Post ID: @1xda+1cozcmHS

Presenting something better or more value-adding means the folks above you did not think of it. Bad move. You are a threat! Better to let your boss think it’s his idea, and if you’re a chosen one (Hi-p-t… are you getting RSU’s?) maybe his glory will shine dimly on you.

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