Thread regarding Enbridge Inc. layoffs

Cannot focus at all and today was a VERY BAD day !

Since the announcement of the EGD and UG merging and the expected job losses I have been unable to focus on work. I find my mind constantly wanders to what will I do if I lose my job. I have 3 children and my wife does not work and she has developed some medical issues. I too have recently had some medical concerns and the severe stress of worrying has made this terrible.

In my over 10 years in job have never been so inattentive and sometimes while working I cannot recall if done something as I am overlooking keys safety items. I have been mind drifting and no drive to accomplish anything. Today was working and thinking of what will happen in following weeks, I cannot believe miss things done so well before .

Then thinking of these things while driving causes one to be close in an accident !!

Was I not told WE=Amazing Together Or was that a lie ?

Is this what Enbridge wants?

How can people that preach integrity and respect just brush us aside for what?

The reason behind this is not to make this better company they preach or to become more efficient!! This is for simple DAMN corporate greed!! The Executive of this company only seen the opportunity for more money to be made and cared nothing about the people and our lives!! Then knew for SURE if tried to apply to OEB to bring 2 companies together there would be 200-300 job gone! The two companies made good profit but it just was not enough.

I hope CH is pleased with outcome of all of this no matter what it becomes of us.

I cannot endure this much longer.

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Why 1 is better?

The corporation can make more millions $.

Just need to get rid of a few hundred employees

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-5cfo

I think part of the problem is that CH is a sh--ty leader and has completely failed to explain the benefits of the amalgamation in a compelling way. Does anyone actually understand why Enbridge is better off having 1 utility instead of 2? If so please explain lol

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-5ucs

@Y6JGlXJ-1xzy if you are one foot out the door, people around you can see it. It can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-4iza

It is terrible when people lose their jobs -- particularly in the case of a merger where many are good workers ... but in the EGD/UG case, a choice has to be made to meet the cost containment objectives which is the whole reason the regulator allowed the merger -- to lower rates for the ratepayer.

But...people need to understand something that every employee of a professional sports team (e.g. athlete) understands -- The organization is not your family ... it is a team. You have a position to play on the team and when that position is no longer needed then the team has to cut you.

What the writer is going through is awful and no explanation of why and what will fully eliminate those feelings ... but some context might help mitigate them.

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-4dlc

Safety diversity integrity and respect end when looking at the bottom line. Sorry to say that it doesn't mean guaranteed jobs for life.

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-4cnd

Just leaving this here for everyone. For EFAP, (Employer and Family Assistance Program) you can call 1-800-663-1142 or go to www.homeweb.ca and create an account. Counselling

My feeling is do not a third party to speak to me in a condescending voice and say it's going to be alright. Need a company that truly do as they say. Integrity and respect would be ago old start

We can all lie just like when you tell somebody the night before I will respect you tomorrow and then screw them and then your gone in the morning.

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-4pxy

The worst part is the ugly contrast between the rhetoric (safety, integrity, respect, diversity, inclusion, we =) and the reality (bullying, favouritism, withholding of information, fear of speaking truth, closed doors all the time). They make it really clear when you’re one of the ones who is just a number. Feels exactly like a bleeding ulcer.

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-2hrp

Just leaving this here for everyone. For EFAP, (Employer and Family Assistance Program) you can call 1-800-663-1142 or go to www.homeweb.ca and create an account. Counselling is available in person, by email or via email.

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-1ezz

That’s what it felt like for legacy Spectra folks as soon as the merger was finalized and leading up to each round of layoffs. It would have been much less stressful if things were done in one round. What I learned through all of that is that you really need to make sure that you are ready to make the next move in your career so you can control your future. Try to put yourself in a place where you can move on, on your own if you need or want to. Feeling as though you’re just a number and it’s just the luck of the draw will drive you insane. You need to take charge of yourself. Don’t let a corporation have that.

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Post ID: @Y6JGlXJ-1xzy

I feel the same way. The whole thing sickens me.

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