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  • I was laid off and haven't found SIMILAR work yet

    11 5.67%
  • I was laid off and found a new job in the same industry

    13 6.70%
  • I was laid off and found a new job/career in a different industry

    11 5.67%
  • I'm still plugging along with the same company I've always been with

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Thread: Has your office / company laid people off or are you expecting layoffs? PART 8

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    Not O&G but pretty much unemployed as of this week, weakening USD and no vehicle market correction means nothing is buyable for us to export.

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    Not oil and gas but petrochemical. We a small round of layoffs at our canadian plant with more coming globally. Price/demand of Methanol in the tank for the foreseeable future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    Not O&G but pretty much unemployed as of this week, weakening USD and no vehicle market correction means nothing is buyable for us to export.
    Sorry to hear, but this is way better for Consumers. More supply = lowered prices. Every vehicle that gets exported helps to reduce supply and increase the prices of vehicles in Alberta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    Not O&G but pretty much unemployed as of this week, weakening USD and no vehicle market correction means nothing is buyable for us to export.
    Sorry to hear, but any secondary plans if USDCAD stays weak for the foreseeable future?
    I think it is a good time to pivot if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    Sorry to hear, but any secondary plans if USDCAD stays weak for the foreseeable future?
    I think it is a good time to pivot if you can.
    I’ve only ever worked in the auto industry so I guess search around in the industry. Money hasn’t been great but I might look at taking part time school on top of full time work in the next few years too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    Not O&G but pretty much unemployed as of this week, weakening USD and no vehicle market correction means nothing is buyable for us to export.
    The FX guys I deal with (we buy a fair amount of USD) claim they don't expect the strong CAD to last for long. Hopefully they are right for your sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blownz View Post
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    The FX guys I deal with (we buy a fair amount of USD) claim they don't expect the strong CAD to last for long. Hopefully they are right for your sake.
    So hoard USD at this level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    So hoard USD at this level?
    I have purchased over $1M in the last bit (for work, I don't have that lying around...). Will be interesting to see if it was really worth it. But even at this level every 1 cent change is only $10K which doesn't really make that much of a difference.

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    Tuesday and Thursday for Husky folks, good luck to all!

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    Conoco also moving 100 field staff to Calgary and laying 25 off over the next 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreezee View Post
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    Tuesday and Thursday for Husky folks, good luck to all!
    Is there a reason its always a Tuesday or Thursday - I thought because they didn't want to fire people on a Friday was something to do with suicide but I'm sure its more to do with the fact people are more likely to be in the office on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

    One of my wife's friends is trying to avoid the layoffs by just taking vacation this week. I'm also unsure what they do if they want to layoff a person while on vacation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    One of my wife's friends is trying to avoid the layoffs by just taking vacation this week.
    Foolproof plan. Never come back, never get laid off.
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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't disagree.

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    Rookie mistake. Never take vacation if you are getting laid off.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    One of my wife's friends is trying to avoid the layoffs by just taking vacation this week. I'm also unsure what they do if they want to layoff a person while on vacation.


    Im sorry but if she thinks that she can avoid a layoff by taking vacation, then she is definitely on the list.

    Vacation always at the approval of a supervisor so they would not approve the vacation or do it over the phone. If she was already on vacation they would just revoke IT privileges and cancel access. She would have the unpleasant day when she returned and a letter waiting with HR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    One of my wife's friends is trying to avoid the layoffs by just taking vacation this week. I'm also unsure what they do if they want to layoff a person while on vacation.
    Is your wife's friend George Costanza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike98 View Post
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    Im sorry but if she thinks that she can avoid a layoff by taking vacation, then she is definitely on the list.
    Haha word. Wife's friend sounds like a dummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    One of my wife's friends is trying to avoid the layoffs by just taking vacation this week. I'm also unsure what they do if they want to layoff a person while on vacation.
    The correct way to do this is get knocked up. But the timing is way harder to nail.

    That may save you from round 1 because it's a hurdle/PR nightmare. But it won't save you indefinitely.

    My cousin-in-law (not these companies but a O&G service company regardless) is coming off mat leave in a month. The lack of communication about her return to work seem ominous.
    Last edited by Xtrema; 01-25-2021 at 04:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    Is there a reason its always a Tuesday or Thursday - I thought because they didn't want to fire people on a Friday was something to do with suicide but I'm sure its more to do with the fact people are more likely to be in the office on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

    One of my wife's friends is trying to avoid the layoffs by just taking vacation this week. I'm also unsure what they do if they want to layoff a person while on vacation.
    Alliteration, Termination Tuesday and Termination Thursday rolls off the tongue.

    I hear Tuesday is the main day, Thursday because they can't handle them all in 1 day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreezee View Post
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    Alliteration, Termination Tuesday and Termination Thursday rolls off the tongue.

    I hear Tuesday is the main day, Thursday because they can't handle them all in 1 day.
    But not Wednesdays...

    I believe I read something about a year ago that they changed a regulation and that you could lay off during maternity leave now. Maternity leave saved the wife during the first big round of the current long downturn.

    Termination of employment
    No employer may terminate the employment of, or lay off an employee solely because the employee is entitled to or has started maternity or parental leave. Termination of employment may occur if:

    the employer suspends or discontinues the business; in this case, the employer must reinstate the employee if the business starts up again within 52 weeks after their leave ends, or
    the reason for the termination is unrelated to the employee requesting or taking the leave
    Seems straight forward.
    Last edited by nzwasp; 01-25-2021 at 04:46 PM.

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    The bigger question is why is your wife's friend so fucking dumb? Lol.

    Or maybe you are telling us a story that isn't 100% true and she planned vacation not strictly because of layoffs.

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