Recession finally catches up to oil sector; Schlumberger, Halli...

Job cuts that have afflicted almost every sector of the economy reached into the oil industry Thursday, as the biggest oilfield service providers said they were cutting employees. Full Story
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Concerned Employee

Houston, TX

#1 Jan 8, 2009
Where was this information obtained?

"Halliburton Co. also said it would begin laying off workers but didn't say how many or when."
mamamowbear

Worland, WY

#2 Jan 13, 2009
It was a very trying week last week as I was trying to cope with the lose of my job with schlumberger, as they would not tell me how they picked me to be let go, when I had the most senority, and have never been written up as some of the other gals have. I also have to say that 2 weeks pay is a crappy severence package as I have bills to pay and can not find a job either.
redneck

AOL

#3 Jan 13, 2009
ok get the new head di gg e r, to fix everything-lol never going to happen
Just Been Laid Off

Montgomery, TX

#4 Jan 16, 2009
Mainly Production Personnel with a few office lackeys for good measure. A lot of "seasoned" HB people were cut in Conroe, as well as workers who are "un popular" with mid-management.
Concerned Employee wrote:
Where was this information obtained?
"Halliburton Co. also said it would begin laying off workers but didn't say how many or when."
Downtown Hpt

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Jan 16, 2009
Sure, lay off employees so that production goes down and gas supplies dwindle. Then they can cry to the world that they'll have to raise prices because supplies are tight. As you can see at the pumps, even as the price of crude has dropped to $36 per barrel, cheap gas has stopped making its way to us.
Dog55

Canon City, CO

#6 Jan 20, 2009
Today in the NY Times. Top story, The BOOM IS OVER IN ND.
That's right the BOOM is over. I worked in Williston,ND druing Sept and Oct. I was told this boom was going to last 10 to 20+ years. Sure lots of you still have your jobs there for now but not for long. I have friends that run the rigs and they say the boom is over many will be layoff very soon.
Anyone on this fourm that keeps telling the to come to ND to work is only out for them selfs. If you come here you will be out work very soon for very long time.
There are going to be lot's fire sales on homes in ND very soon.
One more thing I was told not to post it from someone in HR in williston
End of Feb halliburton is going to have two big layoffs one in the end of Feb 35% of workers will get cut. Then one more big layoff in March 35% more workers cut from Halliburton. They will not be the only ones cut back big time. As you can see this so called boom has come to end for years to come. A $200,000 house will sell soon for $70,000 in williston,ND
Anyone that is thinking about coming here for work are just fools. ND is not like other states onces your out work here your out of work for years, unless you want to work for $6.00 hr if you can find that. Don't be fool looking to hit it big in ND it's not going happen now.
Walther

Hampton, VA

#7 Jan 20, 2009
Ok,,,,so,,,,the Demodopes and "the one" Karl Marx Obama were just a couple of months ago calling for a windfall profits tax on the oil companies. THANK GOD NO ONE LISTENED TO THEM!!!! The oil companies would be in even worse shape than they are now. Remember,,,it's ALL supply and demand people. There are NO evil companies. There is only the cold hard truth of the economic expansion and contraction. The economy is a living breathing thing that ebbs and flows. We can only support a strong economy with low taxes, a good business climate for businesses and very very few government regulations. We can't artifically do anything. Take the housing boom/bust. That was ALL due to the Democrats forcing the banks to loan money to people whom had no business getting loans. It should have been left to the private sector to control.
Polar

West Linn, OR

#8 Jan 22, 2009
Keep a broom in your hand and always look busy.
I work on the North Slope in Alaska. We have a lot of guys that are doing nothing more then the above. Do your job and then some. Get your team together and be the best. Practice safety, be alert, make your supervisor look good. Communicate on the job, be productive. If you do all these things, it is the best you could have done, the rest is beyond your control.
Recruiter Doug

Dallas, TX

#9 Jan 26, 2009
Concerned Employee wrote:
Where was this information obtained?
"Halliburton Co. also said it would begin laying off workers but didn't say how many or when."
Tell all of those that you know who have been laid off to go to www.superiorenergy.com/careers and see the jobs that we have available.
algerian

Williston, ND

#10 Jan 28, 2009
What are you talking about?? I just got hired with Halliburton and i'm gonna start in 2 weeks. I think Williston is still doing pretty good.
Dog55 wrote:
Today in the NY Times. Top story, The BOOM IS OVER IN ND.
That's right the BOOM is over. I worked in Williston,ND druing Sept and Oct. I was told this boom was going to last 10 to 20+ years. Sure lots of you still have your jobs there for now but not for long. I have friends that run the rigs and they say the boom is over many will be layoff very soon.
Anyone on this fourm that keeps telling the to come to ND to work is only out for them selfs. If you come here you will be out work very soon for very long time.
There are going to be lot's fire sales on homes in ND very soon.
One more thing I was told not to post it from someone in HR in williston
End of Feb halliburton is going to have two big layoffs one in the end of Feb 35% of workers will get cut. Then one more big layoff in March 35% more workers cut from Halliburton. They will not be the only ones cut back big time. As you can see this so called boom has come to end for years to come. A $200,000 house will sell soon for $70,000 in williston,ND
Anyone that is thinking about coming here for work are just fools. ND is not like other states onces your out work here your out of work for years, unless you want to work for $6.00 hr if you can find that. Don't be fool looking to hit it big in ND it's not going happen now.
Asia Oil King

Singapore, Singapore

#11 Feb 2, 2009
Do this means cost cutting measures by Schlumberger and Halliburton to reduce highly paid workers in the Western countries and shift their operations to Asia for economical of scale.
You can see they are building a lot of new facilities in Asia.
clint ratcliff

Lafayette, LA

#12 Mar 5, 2009
7 years HALLIBURTON CEMENTING LAFAYETTE LA. I just got laid off 3/5/2009 it was and still is a shock.I didn,t have a resume done so finding a job starts there.I keep asking myself why me Im
a very dependable employee but they cut me and threw me out like a old dog!My addvice get your resume updated because its going to get worsethats if you can find a job i still haven,t!
Diane

Winter Springs, FL

#13 Mar 5, 2009
My brother's whole department in CO is getting laid off today.
Distant observer

Moscow, Russia

#14 Mar 5, 2009
I wonder if any of you guys that were laid off from Halliburton were offered jobs in Iraq. Their making billions here, their absolutely raping the government everyday and using the cheapest third world labor they can find. Seeing its American tax dollars I am wondering if any of the laid off American workers were offered the jobs?
clint ratcliff

Lafayette, LA

#15 Mar 7, 2009
Distant observer wrote:
I wonder if any of you guys that were laid off from Halliburton were offered jobs in Iraq. Their making billions here, their absolutely raping the government everyday and using the cheapest third world labor they can find. Seeing its American tax dollars I am wondering if any of the laid off American workers were offered the jobs?
They don't offer you any job .You just get the shaft!
Stressed out

Tyler, TX

#16 Apr 29, 2009
I was left off a job tonight so that I could come in for a so-called halliburton meeting tomorrow... Our job board is so empty that I know what's really up... we shall see tomorrow...it's probably the kind of meeting where we lay someone off, and that someone is me
prodoction lackey

Bartlesville, OK

#18 Jul 1, 2009
Just Been Laid Off wrote:
Mainly Production Personnel with a few office lackeys for good measure. A lot of "seasoned" HB people were cut in Conroe, as well as workers who are "un popular" with mid-management.<quoted text>
schlumberger has no love for their employees when it comes to lay-offs and they have layoff the lowest employes to save the highest paid.
Georgie

Matteson, IL

#19 Aug 7, 2009
How about the racial disparity of layoffs? In one of the branches the darker your complexion apparently the better your chances of losing your position!
Do Something

Spring, TX

#20 Aug 10, 2009
on Friday Aug 7
How about the racial disparity of layoffs? In one of the branches the darker your complexion apparently the better your chances of losing your position!
If you can prove it a class action suit is called for.
YouKnowMe

Holland, MI

#21 Aug 13, 2009
B*S* Georgie!!!

And, DoSomething it is exactly those who sit at the company lunch table talking about how they are going to "Own" Schlumberger, like they did "Denny's", is what gets individuals sent home, that in piss poor work ethics.

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