Thread regarding Phillips 66 layoffs

Middle management always survives

I'd like to know how the bloated middle management always survives layoffs? There are so many layers that could easily be removed and yet in 99% of situations, they're not affected by layoffs. Makes you think who really makes the decisions when it comes to cuts. It's obviously not somebody who can tell the difference between people who do the actual work and those who play with PowerPoint the whole day.

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Post ID: @OP+1fkdwDK4

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I resigned and got out just to get away from that one. It's a terrible place to be around someone like that and those are the type they keep promoting.

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Post ID: @maeb+1fkdwDK4

@gxaq you must be in Bartlesville. You nailed it, where we have one thats always ready to 'have that conversation' and only be responsible after the fact for any success, always holding back and distant until a project is complete then ready to take credit. Spineless.

Mckinsey and Co. layoffs for this vindictive ilk cant come soon enough but no, it wont happen, it will only be those who do the actual work that get cut.

The cycle always repeats and is never is broken.

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Post ID: @ilmz+1fkdwDK4

IMO - Also, assign your department employees your work: that way you can do more socializing. Make sure that you, as a manager, are never formally documented making a decision. That way if someone above gets mad you can put the blame on your direct reports.

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Post ID: @gxaq+1fkdwDK4

5? I’ve never called anyone in this company after 4pm and expected an answer.

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Post ID: @2mud+1fkdwDK4

PowerPoint skills is where its at and having three bosses to approve everything. Any chance we might cut it down to just two before more jump ship. I'm in Oklahoma by the way.

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Post ID: @2opi+1fkdwDK4

The secret to become middle management is to take three half hour walks per day, set emails to auto forward, and leave promptly at 5pm.

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