I am worried we will be getting saddled up with even more work here at Conoco. Am hearing rumors that very few Shell folks willing to join us in Midland.
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If you move to Crane Tx you can get a $20k/yr cost of living bonus. If you live in Odessa (30 miles from Crane) or Midland you don't get the bonus. Not because Crane is more expensive than Midland/Odessa, but because the COL bonus cuts into the companies bottom line. Funny how technical professionals that live in Midland get paid the same to work in Houston. Concho employees got a huge overall compensation cut and many are waiting for the next opportunity so they can jump ship. You simply won't get Concho performance with COP compensation and benefits. Shell employees should look for other opportunities.
Shell staff moving to Midland with Shell have extra money for COLA. Shell staff now got transferred to CoP will lose that COLA
When you hire the right workforce, staffing in Midland is not an issue. Hiring people who have no real interest in oil and gas other than for the money has put us in this situation. What happened to “your next paycheck is in Midland on the 1st.”?
Wait until you experience your first dust storm. Straight out of Saharan Africa!
Decent houses are $450k plus and your kids will have to go to private schools in Midland-Odessa. Definitely not worth moving to Midland!!
Do not take the offer and regret later.
Take a job at COP and be laid off next round.
SPIRIT values er’body!
Shell employees don’t make the mistake of accepting a Permian offer in the Midland-Odessa shithole. Oil is $80 and there is no need to ruin your life by moving to Midland.
The asset can be run from Houston but I doubt COP will do it.
Shell employees are smart not to work for COP. Just close the Alaska office and move all of those freeloaders and incompetant management to Midland.
It's all a matter of money. The exec's will realize that Management Overhead is too high, and Executive Salaries are too high and lure oil field workers with new higher salaries and benefits and get those rigs going.
It is not is not a rumour. Shell folks prefer the severance in February 2022 after two MOR rounds rather than joining COP and going to Midland at the end of 2021
The issue isn’t Midland. It’s about people wanting to work for COP. Why would you if you had other choices?
And Shell folks already in Midland were at the end of their assignment! Is a matter of time that they will leave Midland and look for other opportunities
It’s shocking that most won’t consider the move and would rather get laid off! It’s not easy to get hired on with an operator, hopefully some will realize that before it’s too late.
There’s a solution…
More cowbe- er…layoffs!
That seems to be the default answer from ConocoPhillips leadership.