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  • There have been layoffs but there will not likely be anymore

    33 16.84%
  • There have been layoffs and there will likely be more

    61 31.12%
  • Steady as she goes - No layoffs yet and there will likely not be any coming

    40 20.41%
  • I'm currently looking for work because I was laid off/quit.

    23 11.73%
  • Our company is actively hiring

    17 8.67%
  • I switched industries

    16 8.16%
  • I may have been laid off/quit but I am back in school

    6 3.06%
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Thread: Has your office/company laid people off? PART 6 (New Poll Options!)

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    Default Has your office/company laid people off? PART 6 (New Poll Options!)

    Pick the one that best applies to you and expand in the comments.

    New quarter so a new thread. I kept the name the same so they are all related but I added a few new poll options that I think are probably a little more relevant to the current market conditions.




    I think we are done layoffs at my company. There may be a few forced retirements here or there but I don't anticipate any mass layoffs like there have been in the past. We are slowly bringing people back on a field level but not enough where we are advertising for positions yet.
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    we are bringing a couple field positions back and our manufacturing staff is going to average 100 hrs of OT per month 'till Christmas instead of hiring more people.
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    Should of been another option that said I was laid off but now ive found work in the same industry.

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    apparently my company is on a hiring spree. I think they made a ton of cuts and now work is picking up they are scrambling to fill.
    I'd love my paycut to be given back.

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    Oil's on a tear

    So far, nothing but the layoffs over a year ago for deadweight/departments that were axed. We'll see if the re-org goes through with no layoffs, cautiously optimistic. Still didn't stop me from telling my boss if he thinks I'm going to travel up north for only 10 hour days when I legitimately work 11-12, he is on f*&king crack.
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    Originally posted by HiTempguy1
    Oil's on a tear

    So far, nothing but the layoffs over a year ago for deadweight/departments that were axed. We'll see if the re-org goes through with no layoffs, cautiously optimistic. Still didn't stop me from telling my boss if he thinks I'm going to travel up north for only 10 hour days when I legitimately work 11-12, he is on f*&king crack.
    That union though! Am I right or am I right?

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    Originally posted by bruceod


    That union though! Am I right or am I right?


    I've actually told other bosses that before too, non-union. I'm nobody's bitch. I'd rather be poor and on the streets then suffer under some egotistical asshole who thinks he can get away with not paying me for my work

    Luckily, my boss is (mostly) reasonable, and #unionftw.
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    Originally posted by HiTempguy1




    I've actually told other bosses that before too, non-union. I'm nobody's bitch. I'd rather be poor and on the streets then suffer under some egotistical asshole who thinks he can get away with not paying me for my work

    Luckily, my boss is (mostly) reasonable, and #unionftw.
    We have a "union" where I am as well. Just poking some fun! I definitely agree, always get paid for your time worked.

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    I switched industries in 2014 before the sky really started to fall, so I answered the poll according to my current office/company - steady as she goes guvnuh

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    Laid off ~1/3 of our staff over the past 18 months. Stable for the last 3-4 months though and likely stable for the future. We hired a few people in the past month to fill needed positions.
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    Switched industries

    Really liking what I am doing right now too... guess there is life beyond the oil patch after all
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    Company still going through layoffs but I am fairly safe now. Still in oil and gas transportation, but became an expat with same company.

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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    Switched industries

    Really liking what I am doing right now too... guess there is life beyond the oil patch after all
    Good to hear! What industry did you end up in?

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    Originally posted by RT16V


    Good to hear! What industry did you end up in?
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    We've laid off about 65% of our staff over the last couple years (and we started at a couple thousand), and let go of at least a few hundred contractors over that same time period.

    Things are looking a little better now, but they layoffs haven't subsided yet. Cut a few more overhead positions just last week (anywhere from admins to regional leadership team members). The office is just not a very fun place to be. The upside is, the majority of people still around are high performers, so whatever project I'm working on, I've had a great team

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    Originally posted by nzwasp
    Should of been another option that said I was laid off but now ive found work in the same industry.

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    I think we laid off 10-15%. There are still occasional one-offs, but mostly stable now. I've never been safer (or so I think).

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    The upside is, the majority of people still around are high performers, so whatever project I'm working on, I've had a great team
    We hired an engineer back during the peak that we knew would be useless (pretty much said so in the interview). Why? He was the only one who applied! Sure enough, first one gone. The dead weight was nice to dump.

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    For people who switched: Who plans on sticking to their new industry?

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    I plan on sticking with mine for a while

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    Good to hear! What industry did you end up in?
    Residential and small commercial structural design out in Vancouver. I am working on kind of a famous landmark right, it will be cool to visit it later and know that I had a hand in it.
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