Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

Most important thing I noticed interviewing last few weeks

I’ve been interviewing with a number of big and small companies the last few weeks. I’m on my 4th interview with an Oracle competitor. One thing I noticed, you can be happy and laugh about work. I’ve laughed more with people from these companies than I have in over a decade at Oracle. My small GBU is such a sad and miserable group of people. Catty. Gossip. Condescending. Just terrible humans. I realize that if you are bad as a person, you’re typical gonna suck as an employee. I am close to landing a new job and it has enlightened me. I talk to customers and tell them how it is. Tell them, “you bought a cloud hosted app…it has issues….talk to your sales rep if you don’t want to renew.” I’ve come to terms that the rats will always be rats and when no one comes to their retirements parties with the plastic red Oracle plates, they’ll ask, “what did I really do for 20-30 years besides hurt people?”

I’m getting back to my old self. Excited, engaged, energetic.

I’m sorry Oracle. Well I’m not. You have lost the race and no one cares about.

Ok. Gotta shower for my next round of interviews! On the Oracle dime!

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I came in on an acquisition but found a place in Oracle dev outside of where most of the company people went. I was surprised at the lack of connection between the employees. It was like working in a morgue. Everyone was in their cubes and no one spoke to anyone else. Jokes were not responded to in any normal way. Most bizarre place I have ever been. I have moved on. I feel sorry for some of the people stuck there. Such a sad place. Everyone afraid of everyone else.

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Oracle should always be the past for many.

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The more you get stuck in the org, more serious you become.. get a new role, get free.. then slog it out over there and become the same old person you are.. then, repeat

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Post ID: @3yjh+1dpKFD3v

Good for you! “I want to break free” by Queen should be your theme song

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