we use Microsoft Outlook -- no Mobil email addys
as of yet. then again, if I was at work today I
wouldn't be able to respond to this message since internet
access is extremely restricted at xon (no desktop access
for most folks). even if you've got access, logging
on to a site like yahoo for non-business purposes is
a terminable offense...hope you Mobilites who
choose to come over aren't too attached to your 9/80
work schedule or annual bonuses, cause they're gone.
get ready for a string of salary treatments that
might beat inflation on a good year, and hope you
remember your last promotion, since 8-10+ yrs between
promotions is not uncommon at xon. if you can, take the
money and RUN!!!!
Gee - I must work for a totally different Exxon.
All the ranting on this board and the MOB board makes
Exxon out to be the worst company in the world! I know
that there are times that promotions don't come for
years and raises are not the greatest, but I have never
gone a year without a raise and promotions have been
quite generous (I started out as a non-exempt.) And I
can honestly say that I don't kiss butt. In fact one
of my supervisors told me that I wasn't political
enough and I told him that is not my style. Like it or
Anyway, even though I am nervous
about what is to be, I hope to be a part of it anyway.
I have worked with Mobil employees on committees
and at conferences and found them to be just as
dedicated as anyone I know at Exxon and very nice to work
with. Most people are afraid of change and if I have to
go find another job, it is just another challenge to
face, just like the challenge of combining two
companies. Good luck to everyone! I am looking forward to
working with you (hopefully!) We have a lot to learn from
The Exxon culture is little different than our
own. Bonus? What is a bonus? In recent years with
"Best Practice Metrics" - which we all recognize as an
ambiguous set of intagables, it is impossible to accurately
predict your "piece of the pie". You are absolutely
correct on your time line for promotions. 9/80's are a
relatively recent phenomenon and are not a major concern to
most folks. Despite your cheery assesment of life
inside Exxon, I'm looking forward to it.
The message should be as
The day of reconning is fast approaching on which you
can kiss your ass goodbye to your job at either Mobil
or the new XOM. You are deadwood that needs to be
and must be cut from the organization. There are many
more qualified true Exxoners who can and will be doing
your job. And some of your jobs will never be done
again anyway. If you are a Diversity trainer.....you
ass is grass. Your company has been bought out and
you will suffer the consequences. That is the law of
nature and Mr. Darwin has never been proven wrong.
I heard that this was done a while ago so that
the people on the transition teams could communicate
information easier. Maybe the only people with access to the
lists were those on the transition teams, and now
everyone can use them. I don't know!
Here in Leatherhead, (Esso UK Head office) the
scene is being set for an information explosion about
the merger. The office has a full length palm filled
atrium and a few days ago all around this atrium
loudspeakers have been installed 1984 style so that Big
Brother can speak to us all at once. In addition each
work area has acquired a TV/Video on wheels to enable
us to see the full presentation.
employee rights legislation requires that the Works
Councils be told about organisational changes in advance
of the employees, so all the Works Councils were
briefed on Monday. As a concession the Esso UK staff
committee was also briefed, although this was not legally
required, since the UK has not signed up to that part of
European law. However all committee members, management
and employees alike, were forced to sign a
confidentiality agreement. UK managing director Ian Upson sent
out an email to all staff advising them of this and
requesting us to respect the agreement that our
representatives had signed.
Outside of this we have heard
Sorry. Sent the previous message before editing.
Should've said "petroleum service" company. I know which
one it is. We all know which one it is. Even though
you said that you had not been to the state of
Washington, you are well aware of what is going on at Cherry
How are you doing through all of this waiting and
waiting ? It's been a long time. I hope you are well. We
are doing fine, and the kids are growing like wild
flowers. Good luck in the next few weeks, and let me know
how you make out.
If you've been getting salary treatments every
12-13 months, that's great and i'm happy for you,
but... how big have those treatments been on average
over the last 5 years? 2%? 3%?
You've also got
to realize that there are others out there who have
been demoted by xon in the last 5 years (1 or 2 CLs)
and haven't had a wage increase in several years. I'm
one of the "fortunate" ones that has remained in or
very near the "upper third" for my entire career, but
I still barely make an "average" wage for someone
with my experience level based on most of the salary
surveys I've seen lately. Maybe that has something to do
with only being promoted twice in 14 years?? When Xon
mouthpieces stand up and say our compensation is "among the
leaders" in our industry, they are flat out lying.
I've heard that the Mobil folks will be given
variable times in which to return their acceptance or to
decline of jobs offered. If someone is offered his same
job at the same location, his response time will be
near zero. After all, what's to think about? If a
person is offered a job requiring a relocation
domestically, and/or a different job than he is currently
doing, he will be allowed 48 hours to answer. If a
person is offered a job requiring relocation to a
foreign country, or a job outside his area of expertise,
he will be given longer to consider it. This sounds
reasonable to me.
Who works for a petroleum company ?? I don't.
Where are you getting your information from anyway
You are partially right - I can do the XON management
speak if I want to. The difference is that I don't