Thread regarding Saudi Aramco layoffs

10 years with aramco and pop is always m

Hello been with aramco for ten years and have a pe And a master degree. Every year my pump has always been “m” but, the can’t tell me why. Has this happen to others?

I am an expat

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Post ID: @OP+Xi7hiS8

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Hello I did tell my supervisor that I did not deserve an “m” and even went to HR and submitted a required forms. What happen well they let me go June 15 is my last day

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Post ID: @28wrx+Xi7hiS8

Definitely looks like something he’s willing to do. All that great advice wasted.

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Post ID: @1ksdn+Xi7hiS8

Just work to retirement then tell them you were not happy (grow balls then). Once a person accepts an M without raising a fuss, they are the person who gets it again. Someone has to get it, no Saudis of course. So instead of telling us, you are not happy, tell your supervisor. He can find another lamb to slaughter or tell you to s--- it up, which looks like something you are willing to do?

I got an M this year and I insisted to moved to another department. Now clear sailing.

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Post ID: @1jwyj+Xi7hiS8

Try to combine dazed / confused with a dull empty smile and maybe you will fit in and start to raise your PMP score.

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Post ID: @6sgv+Xi7hiS8

Most supervisors couldn't spell threat. Just smile, throw in a few Arabic words, and agree with your boss. You'll be an E performer.

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Post ID: @4gca+Xi7hiS8

M may be safe as E to S may be seen as threat by your supervisor even 😂

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Post ID: @4xrq+Xi7hiS8

Improve your language skills and master PowerPoint and you will be golden. Valium won’t hurt either.

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Post ID: @4ila+Xi7hiS8

Take care buddy. Most of the recent victims of ELP were 'M'.

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Post ID: @4txg+Xi7hiS8

There’s your answer. You’re an expat, and so you don’t need the money as badly as the higher ranked locals around you.

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Post ID: @2qjf+Xi7hiS8

What's the ratio of locals to expats in your department? Most Departments are set up so that there needs to be at least one "M". If you are the only expat, well ...

Also, how badly do you need the money? How easy would it be for you to find another job in the West? If management knows you can't leave, you face the possibility of getting a lower rating regardless of performance. That goes for most work places, not just Aramco.

FWIW, I know a guy who was downsized after getting his third "M".

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Post ID: @2vje+Xi7hiS8

Nothing funnier than a mention of integrity in a thread about Saudi Aramco

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Post ID: @2plk+Xi7hiS8

When the PMP system was revised and categories were reduced from 10 to 5, E became the new M. M gets a 20% penalty on SAIP so that, by itself, indicates there is a problem with M. Also M is just a check of a few boxes away from D. I would say that the OP has a valid concern. I would also say communication skills could be a factor. That is enough to drop from E to M. There is also the fact that PE notoriously rates lower than other business lines.

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Post ID: @2tri+Xi7hiS8

Funny stuff, but far from reality. Honestly just be a good person, do your work, treat people well, and volunteer when you're able to.

The Saudis will do their own thing, but no matter where you're at on this planet integrity is universally known and respected. The Saudis are no different and respect others that deserve to be.

Frankly, if you've been getting M's for a decade you must be doing something right. So as long as you're bringing something to the table, I wouldn't worry to much.

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Post ID: @2qul+Xi7hiS8

Certainly the top skill you should work on is doing one of two things with your work assignments:

  1. Immediately mark it closed / rejected and pass it to someone else then add it to a growing tracking sheet of hard work you got done

(OR)

  1. Immediately pass it on to someone else with the note “handle”, wait 3-5 minutes, then start bombarding them with “Status Please” while copying your supervisor, their supervisor, your supervisor’s supervisor and their supervisor’s supervisor.

This will demonstrate that you are on top of things without the need to do anything yourself.

Your ranking will rise, your victim’s ranking will fall.

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Post ID: @1rqp+Xi7hiS8

To be ranked above E you need to have either bought, cheated for, or faked that masters degree. Aramco is not about earning things, it is about lying, covering up, faking numbers, buying off, or cheating the system. The “S” aramco employees demonstrate that they are skilled in this during their collegiate years.

Like this:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11850829

And this:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mtstandard.com/news/local/organized-belligerent-cheaters-overwhelm-tech-summer-classes/article_6e3ba6e6-1302-557b-b8a4-da90e87d7aa7.amp.html

This too:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/06/25/wikileaks-memo-sheds-new-light-2012-cheating-scandal-involving-saudi-students

Of course their bone-sawing embassies and consulates spirit them out before they face any consequences.

You don’t have these critical skills - you’re SOL. Pack up and go home.

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Post ID: @1fzp+Xi7hiS8

Take credit for all success around you

Shift blame for your failures on others

Make sure you do nothing, say nothing, write nothing, and make no decision so that you are always in a position to do the above

Always photobomb every event that managers attend and block or shove in front of anyone else who wants to be in the photo

Be rude, loud, and speak over others in meetings without taking a definite position on anything that might be mistaken for a decision

Find any reason, no matter how trivial or stupid, to hold up the slightest bit of progress if you see any progress on your radar

Set up impossible workflows so that documents and reports and updates about the work spin around and around the organization without any work getting done

Set up tracking systems and dashboards about the spinning workflows

Make up hundreds of KPI’s that measure the quality of the reports, updates, documents, tracking systems, and dashboards about the work that never gets done

This advice will help!

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Post ID: @tdq+Xi7hiS8

😂😂😂😂😂😂 that’s hilarious

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Post ID: @ztd+Xi7hiS8

You need to:

learn a few arabic words

practice eating with your hands from a bowl on the floor

show up and leave when you feel like it

stay up howling all night during ramadan

don’t do a damn thing except run around collecting updates and making presentstion slides about everyone else’s work

hold the gas pedal on the floor and drive straight through leaving a trail of debris and terrified families in your wake

shove and push your way to the front of every line you see

be rude and impatient to waiters, cleaning staff, and anyone else that you view to have a “lower class” job

your ratings will rocket to “S for Saudi”.

Good luck!

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Post ID: @fta+Xi7hiS8

Let’s be nice people. Type the message on my mobile phone and it autocorrected. Be nice

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Post ID: @aga+Xi7hiS8

Obviously you can’t write letters. Number of letters written is the number one KPI and you don’t meet expectations.

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Post ID: @eqk+Xi7hiS8

Maybe because your communication skills are so poor?

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Post ID: @lnr+Xi7hiS8

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