Thread regarding Occidental Petroleum Corp. layoffs

You shouldn't be worried about layoffs

You should be more worried about attrition and who's going to be doing the work of those who are leaving while the company refuses to backfill the majority of those positions. Currently, the increase in workload with no increase in pay is a much bigger threat to us than layoffs.

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I am LOXY and work with more LAPC than LOXY. Most all of the LAPC have been great co-workers and talented. There is no way Oxy would get rid of them if they have talent and are happy. If after 3 years there are any LAPC that are unhappy and a pain then they should go, and the same can be said about LOXY that are unhappy or not pulling their fair share. At this point we are all just Oxy, and should be viewed as equals across the board.

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Post ID: @atwm+1i8l3FAy

Legacy APC employees are just as equal as other Oxy employees in a lay-off situation. The company would not favor one or the other at this point.

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Post ID: @9lgq+1i8l3FAy

Legacy Anadarko employees should be worried about layoffs now. The change of control protection expired this month so now Oxy can lay off legacy Anadarko employees with a much smaller severance package. Oil prices are dropping like a rock, so expect layoffs soon.

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Post ID: @9yxy+1i8l3FAy

@1rhy+1i8l3FAy, where the heck did you learn that?? Corporations do job freezes for a lot of different reasons.

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Post ID: @2qhi+1i8l3FAy

Job hiring freezes are normally put on just before major corporate moves. It could be another merger or even a takeover. Either way you will not be told what is about to hit you. You will get no monetary award but the top people will get tons and tons of cash. Do you still like being a little person in the sea of corporate greed?

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Post ID: @1rhy+1i8l3FAy

@vrl+1i8l3FAy, what people? Do you have evidence that suggests that Oxy has more people leaving now than at other times in its history? Either you have access to confidential info the rest of us don’t, or you’re just making stuff up. ( I think we know which one is true.)

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Post ID: @bmm+1i8l3FAy

I heard hiring is being put on hold in some departments.

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Post ID: @lmt+1i8l3FAy

There are so many jobs posted. They are backfilling a lot of jobs.

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Post ID: @bwg+1i8l3FAy

You are a highly paid professional with some job security if you do your job. Attrition is normal, not backfilling is also normal. Oxy is not the only company going thru this (In case you want to jump ship). This was all the rage in the 90's and early 2000's. The good times from 2004-14 spoiled the young oil finders. Increased workloads without increases in pay is life. Good employees are usually rewarded for their efforts. Good Luck!

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Post ID: @cyw+1i8l3FAy

I wish I had a dollar for every prediction of Oxy’s demise. Were you the same poster who said that Oxy would be bankrupt by Thanksgiving——2020?

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Post ID: @hyh+1i8l3FAy

How about not worrying about your work load, and instead just being thankful you have a good job with good benefits.

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Post ID: @kmg+1i8l3FAy

How about not worrying about your work load, and instead just being thankful you have a good job with good benefits.

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Post ID: @hir+1i8l3FAy

Be happy you have a job. Once the recession hits you will long for these easy times. Also if you are a professional you will do the work required for the position. From the sounds of your message you probably are not a professional so maybe that explains your attitude.

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