There is still hiring happening and there has been zero credible chatter about any RIFs being planned. Call me naive, but I chose to believe that means we're safe for the foreseeable future.
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OP’s famous last words: “I think we're safe from layoffs for a while.”
As Chevron continues to downsize (it reached its long-term staffing peak around 2013), the slow bloodletting of 'layoffs' will continue. Of course, rather than, say, 100 per month, management will use convenient recessions and downturns to lay off in spurts of a few thousand at a time, under the guise of 'reorganization' or its updated moniker, 'transformation' (sound familiar?). Make a plot of Chevron staffing levels through time, draw a straight line through it, and you will get the year Chevron will have no employees left (well, excluding SR and HR). This used to be a running joke, now it looks very real.
1mip: I have never received any useful insights into Chevron’s future from management or HR… only happy talk and double speak. Why do you think I read junk comments on places like layoff.com?
It's not uncommon for companies to continue hiring even while undergoing other changes or facing uncertainty. Hiring is an important aspect of business operations and is often necessary to support the growth and success of the company. However, it's also important to keep in mind that the hiring process can take time, and a company's plans can change rapidly in response to unexpected events or market conditions.
It's understandable that you're feeling uncertain and looking for reassurance, but it's always a good idea to stay informed about your company's financial health and plans for the future. Regular communication with your manager or HR department can help provide you with more insight into the company's plans and any potential risks.
Hard to say. Declining production and simpler facilities means less support staff needed. Oil prices should stay high for a while. Hopefully at some point out mgmt remembers that we are actually an oil company.
I would rather have the higher CIP and take my chances with a layoff. Odds are you won’t be one of the ones let go so it would be someone else’s problem.
Safe for awhile. Probably true as "awhile" is not defined. If we are talking the next 4 to 8 weeks your probably safe, if awhile means 8 to 10 months... then safe no the cull will have begun
Look at MW's history and see if you still feel that way.
i fear this may be the board / execs / hr trying to calm the people about the disappointing CIP by suggesting hey lower CIP but you won't get fired for a while!
With an impending global recession, this is incredibly naive.
But many of us are waiting for a generous package.
With current management in place we can't trust anything. They seem to love to layoff and cut as the only lever available to increase profits. Time will tell though.
I vote you off the island