Thread regarding Occidental Petroleum Corp. layoffs

Covid cases rising

Are we just going to continue not masking and going to the office when covid cases are skyrocketing? Seems like a huge liability for the company with all the old people that work at oxy.

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Post ID: @OP+1gRw2LEW

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Just FYI, legacy APC has that option of working 50% of the time for the senior professionals who are almost ready to retire. I can name at least 5 senior G&G experts who did that 1-2 years before their full-time retirement so I assume it is a company-wide policy. But I don't know whether they have 100% insurance or not. Anyone knows can chime in.

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Post ID: @5kya+1gRw2LEW

I thought you could cut back to 30 hours and keep benefits.

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Post ID: @4nvo+1gRw2LEW

@4xgi+1gRw2LEW, I think the part time suggestion is for people that are ready to retire, or have recently retired. I don't know anyone who retired by choice without having their benefits lined up. I'm retired, and I would work part time if the right opportunity arose.

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Post ID: @4nvq+1gRw2LEW

No one would want to work part time because you don't get benefits. Many need to work just to support themselves because retirement has to be pushed until much MUCH later to have enough to live off of.

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Post ID: @4xgi+1gRw2LEW

What the company needs is a part time option for professional people so that they can start their retirement and still be part of the company. At present you would have to be a consultant to continue work at reduced hours. But if there is currently a part time option for older professionals let us know.

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Post ID: @4kbi+1gRw2LEW

@3miz+1gRw2LEW, OK, I’ll pretend you’re being serious and play along. Maybe these old guys like working and like their job. But even if they don’t, they have absolutely no obligation to move out of your way so that you could get promoted. Why all of the animosity toward seniors?

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Post ID: @4hxn+1gRw2LEW

You cannot drive them away because of age. I would question why a 75 year old would still want to work in the corporate environment.

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Post ID: @3jby+1gRw2LEW

All those old people are blocking others from progressing in their careers. I heard someone just celebrated their 50yr anniversary with the company. If that’s true, he could be my great grandpa.

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Post ID: @3miz+1gRw2LEW

OP, you better not got to the grocery store, a restaurant, a movie, a sporting event, a kid’s graduation, or any where else. You might catch COVID. Stay home in your hidey ho-e and be sure to wear your mask in your car even if no one is with you. LMFAO.

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Post ID: @1xlo+1gRw2LEW

VSPers got cheated out of LTIā€¦LIES! Had to pay more in taxes. Boo hoo! Get a life.

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Post ID: @1let+1gRw2LEW

@zos+1gRw2LEW

Many old VSP people would come back for a sign on bonus and reinstatement of the LTI they got cheated out of. Plus compensation for the extra taxes VSP people paid to the IRS because the distribution was given in one year instead of spread out over the number of months in the severance period. Basically be made whole from taking the VSP.

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Post ID: @1tlq+1gRw2LEW

This industry is archaic in its thinking. More people are just going to get sick forcing everyone in the office. It’s not about productivity it is and always has been about control.

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Post ID: @okp+1gRw2LEW

A VSP would be nice, but as hard as it is to find people for jobs it probably will not happen. I heard some young people have left the industry and others are trying to find a WFH job. I think the gap between the old and young might get even larger. We could use some of the ones back that took the VSP in the past. I am thinking some of the COC people would be welcome back as well at some point. Never say never.

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Post ID: @zos+1gRw2LEW

Why don’t they give out another VSP to those over 60. I am sure those people would make the sacrifice and get a cool million as a nice send off.

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Post ID: @ext+1gRw2LEW

Same here. Stop the Covid fear mongering. There are many other reasons to work from home and not just Covid. Things like save on rent, commutes, more time with family are just a few. I hear monkeypox it now a concern. I am one of the old ones and have been vaccinated four times, so to he-l with the masks. If you want to wear one then put it on and let it be. Stop stirring the pot with the overused Covid excuse. Better yet just get another job that will allow for you to work from home.

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Post ID: @yiy+1gRw2LEW

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