Thread regarding SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. layoffs

Where is all this going though???

Amid all the layoffs, budget cuts, and getting rid of "un-needed" positions...SW is building a brand new, huge, Corp office building , that you know they are throwing money at, have plans for new coaster this fall and opened a new ride at AO, and are still hiring people daily. To what end is this going?! Smart of them to have not had an ECM meeting in a while.

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The previous post (@YzMrbrI-2zar) is one of the best I’ve seen on this site. Bravo sir.

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-3ezb

Three business days later and still no comment from our CEO? The CEO salary doubled with his employment (his salary and John Reilly's are public record as a publicly traded company), the interim CEO/COO quits within a month of the hire, the HR officer put notice in moments after Reilly's, and Business Journal articles reporting on the layoff quote Reilly's last "memo" to employees from the previous restructure. Oh, and comments made by the new PR staff - from the PR position that Reilly eliminated, then filled with TWO new hires. Supposedly the PR hires are proficient in crisis management, but inept at organizational communication. Maybe Gus should lay off the trips to each park filled with private tours and photos posted to the intranet and talk to the people still working for this sinking ship of a corporation. Not even the money from China can buy him credibility now. Manby may have been inept as well, but he at least understood the value and need of buy-in from the people still within the organization.

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-2zar

Where did your mom work and what role was she in when laid off? So sorry to hear.

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-2vjl

Selling the company sounds about right. They need to show prospective buyers that the company is making a profit. And now less employees means less overhead.

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-2zoq

What’s happening is the board (certain investors) are trying to position the company to be sold. This is the end of this current restructure

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-1ijj

Sounds like they treat you so badly by offering a bonus for just showing up to your job. You poor thing!

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-lyv

They just sent us an email that they will give us a bonus if we show up to work at the water park in Tampa. Treat is well hire enough people and maybe we would.

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-cfl

I think they're trying to switch the public perception from whale k--lers to amusement park by transferring zoo stuff to Busch gardens where people don't hate them as much and increase traffic.

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Post ID: @YzMrbrI-aki

My mom got laid off after 17 years at the company. So sad.

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