Thread regarding BP PLC layoffs

Class action

we should file a class action suit against BP for firing people near retirement. only then talent will not come to work for them.

This! My dad was laid off from BP with no notice and after he had been with the company for more than two decades. Just to hire somebody younger for half his pay. How is that okay?

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Post ID: @RXYNofu

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BP = Broken Promises

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-2mngn

Breaking Policy (BP) PLC.

BP cannot follow its approved policy must less expect BP to interpret them consistently. This is a company that requires monitoring and babysitting all the time. BP behaves in an immature manner and choses to not meet its financial obligation to soon to be ex-employees. Go Respect, Go Excellence. Go OneTeam (excludes those who demand what they are owed). All pretty key words that mean nothing to BP. #bademployer

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-1Nkej

Many examples seen where BP does not value work experience gained at BP and quickly hired from the outside. This is often done in "technical" areas where BP fails to develop its staff into line managers and ops to ignore internal talent with technical skills. Departments are led by layers of people that know nothing and blamed the lower staff for management failures. Many managers are unable to read e-mails or show up to meetings. That is the quality of BP supervisors where very few are true leaders and not leeches. How can anyone expect a rational layoff strategy when that is non-existent in the so called core business.

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-1wppu

Are you serious? Post Macondo, nobody in the oil industry wants to work for BP. The only reason long term employees work in BP is because noone will hire them. Be grateful that your dad lasted 20 years. Savers make great ancestors !

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-1nsvf

Truly, it is ridiculous and out of control. So much so that, despite having been a repub since I first voted, I’m considering crossing over. May not help, but at least the dem’s value people over corporations, in theory. Something has to change.

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-1gwbg

That is why one should not believe on BP's code of conduct. They lack a moral compass and management rewards any behavior that saves money. Often line managers are never caught cheating on their work. Many of them lack basic skills to manage themselves and are even less capable of managing others. HR managers/advisors will likely aid frustrated managers in acting immoral and blame subordinates for all the troubles caused by an absentee manager.

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-1gqse

Sorry to hear this. Same thing happened to me at a different major Oil & Gas company, along with numerous co-workers of my age. The unfortunate thing is that there are plenty of existing laws, but these companies continually flout thise laws.

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-1cfor

Talk to new people focusing on STEM careers and show them websites like this. Ask them to meet people in the industry and they will quickly learnt to not waste their time with companies like BP. When they say the grass is greener somewhere else, they are underestimating how brown the grass is on the BP side. It is brown because their rotted actions supported by management. They have been spoiled for years and never punished for their actions. Talent! walk away. Let them go down.

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-17nbv

Your dad was probably to slow at his job to be worth his bloated salary. Out with the old and in with the new. Baby boomers had their day, more of them should be forced to retire. Oh, and if you feel bad that BP doesn’t show any loyalty to employees, welcome to the oil industry. NO company cares about their employees, only the bottom line matters. Makes me sad when I hear workers talk about some inanimate corporate entity as if it has feelings of some sort

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-Ovxs

It makes a lot of business sense. Why pays the old guy twice the amount when the young guy with half the pay can do the same job,if not better?

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-wwad

ALL companies now have learned that the HB-1 worker is cheaper and easier to manage over the post 50 employee.

This is the unwritten rule of today’s business.

At some point they will cross that age bridge.

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-sexz

over and over BP stands for Bad People...history repeats itself and they will never change. It is their DNA,

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-8oih

Many people do not pay attention or cannot comprehend how bad BP treats employees 45-55 yrs old. BP labor attorneys often aid managers in their illegal practices. If you know of ways to spread the word, please share.

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Post ID: @RXYNofu-4wwv

As long as these ppl keep voting republican, it is no problem. No protection for workers, you reap what you sow

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