Worked at BP for 16 years. 1 year before turning 50 I was laid off. HR must keep track of who is about to be eligible to start accumulating retirement benefits. I am pi$$ed at myself for sticking around and passing on other offers because I was naive enough to think BP had my back. What a waste of 16 years.
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BP is known in the industry as the one to lay-off people a few days before turning 50. Most companies set the age at 55 for retirement but BP wants to take advantage of people and then not pay retiree benefits. This is one of the many reasons the BP is constantly having to promote itself for with new slogans. Current employees think this will not happen to them but wait and see that as soon as they approach 50 it will likely happen to them as well.
BP has a reputation of promoting to management friends of friends. Check websites with BP’s reviews and there is an over abundance of bad management reviews. So after paying good money they can’t find a a beating heart that will take a minute to write a good review. Likely the overall impression is that when compared to others BP is like plain Jane.
Goes to show that sticking around does not pay. The only way BP knows it is overstaffed is when people count goes down same work is produced; that's because your manager now has to start working (and cannot hide) not because your were a zero producer.
BP is the "Harvey Weinstein" of the oil & gas industry.
Likely you have more academic and work credentials than your supervisor. BP leads by replacing well educated staff with others that barely got an online degree because to compensate they covered up failures of the upper layers.
Seriously? Every person, on every round of layoffs is a slacker. Pull your head out.
How many layoff rounds have been through? What was the difference this time?
BP has paid you tons of money in the last 16 years so I wouldn’t call it a waste. There must be a reason why you become redundant. Are you an underperformed?