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View Poll Results: Have you been laid off during this downturn?

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  • Yes - I was laid off and have not found more work

    14 8.14%
  • Yes - I was laid off and found work that pays less or is in a different industry

    8 4.65%
  • Yes - I was laid off and found similar work.

    22 12.79%
  • No - I have not been laid off.

    121 70.35%
  • Other - Please explain.

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    Default PART 8 - Has your office laid people off - With poll

    Continuation of the previous threads for May 2017. Discussing the economic climate of Calgary and Alberta in regard to this petroleum industry slowdown and the effect it has on the rest of the economy.

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    I'll start by saying I was laid off and although I have started my own business, I make essentially zero dollars from it, so I'm counting myself in group 1 for the poll.
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    Category 2, got laid off twice since 2014, went back to sait for a 4 month course, and started working 2 days after I finished. Dropping $9k into debt to pay for school was a hard pill to swallow, but being a "student" got me way more networking opportunities/interviews than "looking for new opportunities" status. The risk paid off as I'm actually making a good (albeit stagnant) wage in a similar field to my past, in a different industry.

    The upside is that I am doing very well at my job, and the department is rapidly growing, so there is stability for now.
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    Was laid off in 2015, took until quite a bit into 16 to get back at an epcm, since then been through 2 more epcms due to zero work/contracting and now at a fabricator.

    Hard to say how things will keep going for yyc, i found similar work but also make less than 3 years ago, need more options in poll

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    Company restructured and I did not have as job.
    Different department hired me, after looking at my resume my boss explained to me that the role is entry level. I did not care. Job is a job and I got a mortgage to pay.

    Company announced more big cuts are coming. Im not surprised. Surprisingly the issue is not the slow down. Its outdated labour laws that go back to the 1980's (no exaggeration) and people just putting their friends into roles and not people with the right skill set.

    Im earning below national average and I have not seen a pay rise in two years.

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    4 - hind sight is 20/20, leaving O&G in 2011 doesn't seem that bad of a decision now.

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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    Overall life is good... my biggest problem is housing prices in Vancouver, and which sub 100K super car I want to buy to try and fit in here.
    Oh snap, do I get to welcome you to team Mercedes-AMG in the near future?
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    Stayed employed throughout the downturn, although we took multiple pay decreases in that time. Recently left a contractor to work directly with an o&g company. Everything has improved with that decision.

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    Originally posted by rage2

    Oh snap, do I get to welcome you to team Mercedes-AMG in the near future?
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    No - I have not been laid off; Quit my job to find work in a different but related industry

    Admittedly I would have almost certainly been laid off if I hadn't quit based on what I am hearing from people since I left...
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    I have not been laid off. But I moved countries for a project that was just starting up (already one year in). Hopefully when it finishes us, Calgary is doing better. Company is still laying off folks, just subtly now keeping it under the reportable number. My guess is that will be like this at my company for at least 1-2 more years if not longer.

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    Originally posted by killramos


    There is a team?

    No - I have not been laid off; Quit my job to find work in a different but related industry

    Admittedly I would have almost certainly been laid off if I hadn't quit based on what I am hearing from people since I left...
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    Been pretty lucky throughout the downturn. Not laid off yet and actually received raises and relatively big bonuses. At a producer

    That said, my role technically expires at the end of the year so I need to either find something else internally before then or I will be laid off

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    Luckily not been laid off, tons of layoffs at my place though and separately my industry (IT) is going through some change too. We got some projects approved this year though so tons to do.. I'll keep showing up until my card stops working.

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    I was laid off but now work in a different industry.

    Things happen for a reason, because I wouldn't have ended up with the Mini if I didn't get laid off.

    Now I'm sexy as fuck

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    edit: same response as the last thread
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    Has your office laid people off, and then a poll asking if you have been laid off... doesn't make much sense... and what is the time frame? This year? This recession (2+ years)? Or in all time? lol

    To answer several questions, I was in an O&G company that laid off a ton, I quit and took a job with a company more in commercial. So still down, but not like O&G and in general no layoffs.

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    Originally posted by blownz
    Has your office laid people off, and then a poll asking if you have been laid off... doesn't make much sense... and what is the time frame? This year? This recession (2+ years)? Or in all time? lol
    Because there has been 7 other threads on this subject over the years and the polls have developed over time. Title stays the same as a way to link them all together.


    I was fortunate to keep my job throughout the downturn despite having to pack up many of my friends offices and cubicles. We did some major downsizing but are back in a growth phase. I've found myself in a position where I'm getting offers outside of my job now. Its very interesting times.

    I work on the service side of O&G so we tend to see the swings a lot quicker. Judging when producers started to see layoffs they are about 8 months behind our side of things so I think smaller batch layoffs are still going to be happening.
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