Thread regarding Occidental Petroleum Corp. layoffs

Young employees

My friend’s son recently inquired about Oxy. The guy has a really big potential. Although he inquired, Oxy was his last job search option.

It is a bit sad that no one so young and talented wants to work here anymore. On the other hand, I am glad that such young people already know that they have no future here.

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Post ID: @OP+1fVinxJs

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If I were “young and talented” I would not go into oil and gas. Eventually you will be “old and knowledgeable” and laid-off. This industry has a history of getting rid of “old” people. You don’t be young forever!

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Post ID: @3ppr+1fVinxJs

Dog Whistle... Oxy is a good a choice as any in the business. If he is a talented as you say, I am sure they are opportunities in their portfolio to succeed.

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Post ID: @3rmw+1fVinxJs

Not that I want to, but if you pay me enough, I’ll be glad to take the job.

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Post ID: @2akw+1fVinxJs

Yes they will have a career if they want to produce toxic compounds that will ruin civilization as we know it.

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Post ID: @2ihw+1fVinxJs

I’ve been in the industry for quite a while and I’ve been hearing “this is a dying industry” for over 30 years. Get real. Oil will be strong and in demand for many years to come. A 22 year old starting in the industry today will easily have a 40 year career here.

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Post ID: @2sne+1fVinxJs

You are wrong about reputation because Oxy doesn’t even appear on the oil and gas stage compared to the majors. I doubt it if many people think one way or another about Oxy. Some people think the company makes household cleaners and has a big sign at the ballpark.

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Post ID: @1qux+1fVinxJs

Not really, @1dlo, its more the reputation of the company as clowns in O+G, the track record of failures across multiple decades, the lack of support for training, the bullying and bigotry like its junior highschool, the constant nepotism, persecution of people for being different, the lack of accountability, the ineptitude of HR and middle management, the lack of development and support and career focus, the constant yammering on about money as the only thing that is supposed to matter, no succession planning, the woke culture that gives certain people an advantage, the high turnover of employees, the arrogance of the younger people who think they know everything, you know, small things like that (smh).

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Post ID: @1aif+1fVinxJs

No, @1dlo, its more the reputation of the company as clowns in O+G, the track record of failures across multiple decades, the lack of support for training, the bullying and bigotry like its junior highschool, the nepotism, persecution of people for being different, the lack of accountability, the ineptitude of HR and middle management, the lack of development and support and career focus, the constant yammering on about money as the only thing that is supposed to matter, no succession planning, the woke culture that gives certain people an advantage, the high turnover of employees, the arrogance of the younger people who think they know everything, you know, small things like that (smh).

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Post ID: @1xmb+1fVinxJs

OP you are wrong. If you don't like working here then leave. I bet we could find many young people to take your place that or more qualified and have a better opinion about Oxy. What do you not like. The salary, bonus, 401k match, retirement, not to mention health benefits? Too many people like you come to work for all the wrong reasons and are never happy. One thing about this site is there are a lot of complainers that are scared to venture out on their own for new opportunities, so they look for anyway to bad mouth the company. Like one of the posters below said the same goes on at Exxon, Shell, BP and on and on. This site should be named TheComplainers.com instead of thelayoff .com.

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Post ID: @1dlo+1fVinxJs

Dude, you’re still young. Get off your lazy b¥tt and do something different.

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Post ID: @1hpo+1fVinxJs

Dude I’m 33 and I kick myself daily for going into this dying industry…

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Post ID: @1scj+1fVinxJs

If you are technically oriented (as in petrotechnical, engineering, math, or physics degreed) and want to learn Oxy is a great place to work. They will let young people grow and achieve or get into as much trouble as they can. It is very different from the majors. A truly wonderful place for those who are willing to stretch themselves. Well worth the trouble.

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Post ID: @1nlq+1fVinxJs

If he is under 30 he definitely picked the wrong industry and is just d-mb for trying to go into a dying industry. People at shell, chevron and Exxon are just as unhappy at their companies as people at oxy. Oil is no longer the se-y industry to work for.

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