Thread regarding Oracle Corp. layoffs

This is disgraceful

In all of my decades of working in tech, I have never seen layoffs handled as poorly as they were on August 3.

20+ year employee neighbor of mine, this is how it went: manager walks into their office at 11:00, after employee was asked to be in by 8:00 and has been watching people packing boxes all morning. Sum total of conversation: "I'm sorry you are being laid off. Please clean out your office and leave your badge, AmEx and laptop with me by 1:00PM, because I am out this afternoon. You will get a FedEx package at your home with an 800 number you can call with questions. Bye."

That is it, after over 20 years.

What a forked up company.

Is this really possible? Is this how layoffs are done at Oracle? I am sorry, @OAdcN8q-2nke, I am not really doubting your words, I am just flabbergasted. This is completely disgraceful and unconscionable.

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The manager should have brought beer (or coffee and doughnuts) for being late. Other than that the layoff process sounds normal.

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-6yxx

yes, a little impersonal, but also appeared to be very business like. what do you want, someone to hug this person, a sorry you're fired letter, a going away party... what... job is a job, just that and nothing more... when will these folks grow up and accept that even at 20 years seniority, you're at the root, a fking worker bee, and that's it...

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-5fpv

MH will leave Oracle soon, and so should you

The book "Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive" details MH strategy. There is a short chapter on a manager who cuts costs, works people overtime with out pay and runs production with out down time for preventative maintenance. This guy increases productivity like crazy and costs drop. The fantastic results are noted, he gets promoted and moves up out of the old job. The next guy steps in and people quit and the machines are broken, costs go up and productivity drops. Management says "Wow we have never seen such a clear case of leadership."

So basically you can burn through the life blood of a company, equipment and people and then jump ship before you have to reap the downside of all the short cuts you take. Look at what happened to HP, now look at will happen to Oracle.

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-ocd

Layoffs Reported after Mark hurds Fakenews comment https://www.channele2e.com/business/talent/oracle-layoffs-2017-rumored-job-staff-cuts-today/ "Title"

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-ywu

[https://www.channele2e.com/business/talent/oracle-layoffs-2017-rumored-job-staff-cuts-today/]

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-uqp

https://www.thelayoff.com/h/formatting

#formatting

a > at the start of a line will indent and quote

this is a quote

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-liy

[quote]quoted text[/quote]

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-kyl

How the heck did you do the nicely formatted block quote?

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blockquote This is a test /blockquote

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-kbj

Absolutely appalling, an employee 20 + years treated like that, unbelievable. I work in WWOPS and I'm just waiting for the tap on the shoulder, in September I hear, although no one can confirm it that's the rumour.

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-zto

Yearly July stock option vests.

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-hia

Why would anyone work for this stupid company for more then 3 years.

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-dqq

That's fairly polite compared to other layoffs I've seen. Some companies just send a fedex and a return box for you to send back laptop, badge, etc. as the only notice. No human interaction or even an "I'm sorry...". Were you expecting a George Clooney "Up in the Air" kind of termination? Layoffs are tough and nobody has ever said they had a good one, unless maybe C-Level executives which walk away with multi-million dollar golden parachute packages. If that manager had to do several in the same morning, they all probably had to show up at 8am and the manager finally got to that person around 11am. The number of years in a company doesn't guarantee anything, especially in the tech industry.

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-adf

Someone just trying to create a mutiny, pathetic !

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-ugw

Your replies are constantly so special you have to start ne threads? Or just too stupid to reply correctly?

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Post ID: @OFlNn5e-dpf

Not sure what you expect. It been like that for years.

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