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How to volunteer for layoff at Oracle?

After over twenty years working in the database support group at Oracle, I've had enough and ready to move on.

Other than just giving notice to quit and walking away without any severance, I am curious if there might be some ideas how to volunteer for layoff?

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It may not be as a great of a deal as you think. I'm a former Oracle employee who was RIF'd. My severance pay was taxed upfront before disbursement. At the federal level it's taxed differently than regular payroll and I received about 1/2 of the gross payout. Don't get me wrong. I was happy to get it. But I was expecting the gross amount and figured I'd owe the tax at the end of the year. So I was shocked when I was not only taxed, but taxed at a higher rate than my normal payroll.

The federal tax it at the "supplemental" rate, which on the surface might seem like a lower or somewhat equal rate than your normal tax rate. But regular income tax is a progressive tax, whereas the supplemental rate is a flat tax.

You'll also be without health insurance. I was offered CORBA which was administered through a third-party company. It was about $600/mo for myself (more for spouses/dependents). The company was a nightmare to deal with and I dropped the coverage after a few months.

IMO, you'd be better off to start looking somewhere else. I would not tell anyone at Oracle you're looking. As someone noted, they just may fire you.

Good luck.

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Post ID: @6txc+1gsvWDrs

Just move on, the effort you put into trying to get laid off from Oracle will be better spent engaging in activities that will get you into something you are interested in. Engaging in negative activities will ultimately hurt you, not Oracle. Take this time to learn something you want to do and let Oracle pay you to do it. It’s obvious you are ready to move on. I was in the same boat. I felt much better after I left. It’s just a bad toxic environment. Some might say it’s not for everyone. I’d say it’s not good for any self respecting, honest, engaged employee. Other companies will value your skills. Oracle culture values nothing of virtue. Only the bottom line. Customers are less valued. They are sold the used cars of cloud software soon to breakdown and leave them stranded with nothing but issues to resolve.
Resolve your issue now and stop wasting your precious time working at the used car lot.

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Post ID: @2sji+1gsvWDrs

Unfortunately, it's a matter of timing. The time to volunteer is when you know there is a RIF in the near future. If your timing is not right, they'll just wait you out until you quit or get fired for cause.

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Post ID: @1dqd+1gsvWDrs

Find a local union rep and talk them about starting a union drive at Oracle.
Then let everyone know about it without giving the company a reason to let you go for cause. The union rep will be able to tell you what you can and cannot do and when.

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Post ID: @1hng+1gsvWDrs

Unfortunately, every tech company is short of people. You will not be riffed for any reason. You can be fired for cause, but don't expect severance.

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Post ID: @1xyg+1gsvWDrs
  1. Show up your manager in a meeting and make him or her look foolish
  2. Show up a favorite (AKA brown nosing) peer in the same or different meeting
  3. Tell your Manager in a 1:1 that favored peer is worthless and should be riffed.
  4. complain to HR about any ethical violations involving your manager

Do any of these things and I promise you'll be riff'd.

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Post ID: @1jvp+1gsvWDrs
  1. show up for work every day
  2. do your job

that's all there is to it

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Post ID: @xtn+1gsvWDrs

You just found the one way to guarantee that they will not let you go! Pharaoh wants his people!

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