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  • Little_Noah Little_Noah Jan 11, 1999 6:54 PM Flag

    Halliburton...

    Those workers who are not computer literate and
    lack a college degreee will just have a whole lotta
    time off to enjoy themselves.

    Those making
    money for HAL will be retained. Those not
    won't.
    Real simple. And where you fit in this? Obviously you
    aren't cutting it in the profit area.

    And you can
    exist on 99 cent Whoopers for a long time
    too.

    Send me a Valentine, ya big palucka.

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    • Little Know-it-all:
      Ive been reading your
      garbage and passing it off as so much BS as long as I can
      stand it. I don't know what your job is or who pissed
      in your Post Toasties, but allow me these few
      points.
      I am a second generation HAL employee who followed
      his father around the world with the Flying H. He
      went to work shortly after WW II and was working
      during the time when Earl P. still made the rounds. My
      dad did not have a college degree but because of his
      ability to deal with customers and felllow employees, he
      quickly worked his way up the ladder to a supervisor or
      "Fieldman" job. When he retired after 35 years of service,
      he was still checking rigs and making more sales
      calls in a week that most of the more recent hired
      folks, including the up and coming engineers, were in a
      month.. He was shipped all ove the place where market
      share was a concern I can remember more than a few
      times when our family was packing up and moving at the
      same time Dowell was closing their camp. Dad and his
      fellow workers had accompished the job of winning back
      the market share in that area and we moved on to the
      next challenge. Of cours in those days, most of the
      work was awarded in the field instead of the offices
      such as Houston and NO. My dad was a good HAL hand and
      guys like him helped build the company's reputation. I
      watched my dad work his tail off and he was always a
      supporter of the company, even in his private
      conversations.
      I went off to college unsure of my goals and
      after blowing a few semesters, decided that HAL was
      good for my dad and my family so it was good enough
      for me. I went to work in 1975 making more money than
      a lot of my friends graduating from college. We
      worked hard and we had a blast. There was always some
      sort of internal competition about whose truck looked
      the best or who could run the smoothest job or who
      could sell tha most float equipment. We were all sort
      of self motivated to give the customers the best
      service we possibly could. That's the way it was in the
      field when I was an operator up until about 1982.
      I
      was promoted to a supervisor position and the market
      began to change. The first round of layoffs began in
      the early 80's and all of a sudden. blind loyalty to
      the Flying H began to slowly disappear. Companies had
      moved operations to offices in the cities. The field
      hands became more like other workes. More like just a
      number, but they still had the best equipment, products
      and most important of all, the best leadership in the
      service industry.
      I was asked to move into the sales
      office in 1995 because of my experience in operations. I
      sold more of my product line in the following two
      years than any single salesman had done before me. Of
      course I had good accounts and the market was
      friendly,
      but I bailed off into an unknown arena and had pretty
      good succes. I was promted twice in the next two
      years. My last boss has been a VP. I've had to pinch
      myself every morning to make sure it was all real.

      It's over. The Dresser merger has created a situation
      where there are more good folks than good jobs. My
      accounts have been re-assigned and my future is uncertain,
      but I'm not the only producer that has been affected.
      There have been some very good HAL folks walk out the
      door because of this merger.
      Funny thing though is
      that I still think HAL is a great company and will be
      THE leader in the industry, It's just that the
      industry is shrinking very fast.
      Little Know- it- all,
      I think you are a whimpy rooster smoocher and
      couldn't carry a real Halliburton hand' lunch box, but of
      course that is just my opinion.

 
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