Let's have a discussion about this. Are there really so many people who do double workloads or do most of us do nothing more than the necessary minimum?
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Only fools take on more work than they'll get credit for.
@6ldy... RM, is that you?
I love my job, team and boss. Am doing well on salary and raises. It is mostly a lot of fun. Seems like a lot of complained on this board. A den of snakes.
Unless you're a high-pot, working long hours and carrying more load than your own is going to get you nowhere. Don't believe the 'work hard, get promoted' nonsense, that was boomer-speak and has no place in 2022 Chevron.
I come to work on time everyday I’m supposed to be here. I work my 40 hours and nothing more, carrying out only my expected job responsibilities, to the best of my ability. I mind my own business, don’t participate in the rumor mill, and keep my personal opinions to myself. I don’t help others with their job, that’s their responsibility. I leave the office promptly on time to take the vanpool home, and all business phone calls are allowed to go directly to voicemail. I commence my work on time the next day and repeat the same routine. After 30 years, if I’m fortunate to get that far, I’ll put in for my retirement and delete every company phone number in my phone.
@OP Everybody is as busy as they want to be.
I would advise against doing the jobs of multiple people. Do the job you were hired/paid to do. If they have more work let them pay to hire/train more people.
There was a time pre-MW when virtually all Chevron employees were fully engaged in their work, because they saw both the benefit to Chevron and the benefit to their own careers - everyone succeeded. Now add in all the cronyism, wokeism, and favoritism, and the average Chevron employee is far from motivated, and only works to preserve their salary and hopefully sidestep the next layoffs. All these people here working long hours and carrying others' loads, I sure hope you're doing that to build up your résumé so that you can go somewhere more equitable. Funny, when one of the woke goals is to be more "equitable", Chevron is anything but.
I do just enough not to get fired and they pay me just enough not to quit.
@1xkv, so you're gotten 12 promotions lately? A corner office? No? So what exactly is that 'hard work' getting you?
I have 2 jobs worth of responsibility, but only perform 1 job worth work - because that’s what I’m paid for. Whoever scoped my job job in transformation was either incompetent or figured it was someone else’s problem (as long as they got that head count right). Nonsensical expectations get nonsensical results.
Plus side is that before anyone notices how much poorly we’re doing, we’ll all be on to 2-3 different roles and I won’t be here holding the bag. The chaos hides failure.
When you've been told year after year that you are doing what needs to be done and your requests for different assignments or higher visible jobs have been turned down, you just do what you're told.
With upper management seemingly being obsessed with layoffs there is no real point of working non stop. Give them what they are owed with 40 hours of solid work but nothing more. They have shown no loyalty with transformation and all the other layoffs.
Our BU, which we call SOFBU because it feels like a ship of fools, is busier than ever but it is all internal busywork. Mostly we do nonsense analysis and slides for shockingly stupid GMs who can’t make decisions.
I do so much I’m constantly asked (voluntold) to pick up the slack for others. It’s annoying.
I am busier than a one legged man in an a**kicking contest.
I work 14-17 hours per day plus email at home and most weekends. So boring!
I’m putting in consistently 11-13 hour days and keep getting pulled in to provide info my colleagues should know, but we selected people who lack necessary skills for some of these assignments. What’s gonna happen when us old timers are gone? I worry
Our are of CTC is fairly quiet.
I don’t check the right boxes for promotion, so I’m stuck doing a job that’s too easy for me and twiddling just thumbs. I get paid great for the amount of effort required.
@1tjz, That is absolutely correct, doing just the bare minimum will never get you a promotion, so you shouldn't ever expect one.
I'm super busy. Don't need to do double workloads, I have enough already. What about you?
Just the minimum. No need to do more, it's not going to get me a promotion or any other advancement. Chevron prefers mediocrity over risk-taking.
In supply and trading there are plenty doing multiple peoples’ jobs.