Lesar will cut deep..if his past performance
holds true. The stock will go up on that (given oil
doesnt bottom out at $5 a barrel. The layoffs will come
to Houston...especially at KBR (Kellogg-Brown&Root).
I have been told that I will be let go at the end
of February (I work for one of Halliburton's many
companies). I am just a newbie(10 years of service).
do agree that some "old-timers" should be let
go...just like in any big company..there is a lot of
deadweight. Hell..i know some engineering types that sit in
the office all day playing games on their 400 MMX's.
Engineers always get the best...they probably make..oh
80K-100K+...so....they should go...as should anyone sitting around
as for the "interns"..bring them
in...let's see how fast the bridge falls down..or the road
shifts, etc...nothing takes the place of
experience...except more experience.
and Li'l Noah...your
opinions are just like..well..you know the rest...
The ideas espoused here have given me new courage
to turn this company around and save the jobs of all
its' loyal employees.
the Safety Products Division is being formed, and
will be staffed exclusively with those personnel who
were on the termination list.
right here on Yahoo, these workers will comb the
neighborhoods of their local cities knocking on doors,
requesting used safety products for our recycling
Each Safety Products Divison worker will be easily
identified by a bright yellow (rain slicker type) coat and a
brand new HAL hardhat. This will afford these workers
the opportunity to get to know their neighborhood and
their neighbors much better.
When the oil
drilling business picks up, I plan to fold these SPD
workers back into their original area of
To further motivate demand for our new product, I am
planning on enclosing samples of the recycled product with
the next edition of the HAL annual report; this
especially targets the non-employee segment of our
shareholder population. Order forms will also be
I am confident this will get HAL over the rough
section of road we are travelling.
Let Chairman Dick form a subsidiary of HAL and
any old engineers that appear on the lay-off list
have the option of transferring to the new subsidiary.
They can retain their pay/status/benefits/seniority
over there and work that activity until the oil boom
comes back and they are needed in the
Now (and this is actually stealing in the worse way
possible) the new subsidiary will perform environmental
services. Namely, the HAL Condom Reconditioning Service.
This group of environmental sensitive engineers will
comb the neighborhoods going door to door to solicit
and collect the used resource. Then they will clean,
re-roll and re-package. Thereafter, as they roam the
neighborhoods picking up, they can also dispense these
environmentally friendly safety items. And pricing will beat the
new virgin product versions.
This is a
Thanks to the thoughtful
suggestion of Little Noah.
But, then again you are just some kid who thinks
like the corporate group does. No wonder this is a
For the others........an excerpt from my commentary
"As an end to Monday's commentary I will reiterate
the statements made in the closing of Friday's
commentary. For those that missed it, simply click on the
"Past Commentary" below for last week. On that note,
today I will tear down the ficticious thought that this
industry needs to consolidate to survive. Complete baloney
folks!! The only ones who are proclaiming this salvation
are the analysts & institutions who are looking at
their bottom line and the corporate *Rich* who are just
getting richer out of it. So, where did this all go
wrong. The problem is that all of the above have control
of everyone's destiny in the corporate world and
none of the above know what they are doing with it.
They just know they control it. Has anyone noticed
that the same corporate executive who could not make
it in one part of the service industry ends up in
the same role in another part? Once an idiot, always
an idiot. But, not in the corporate world of an
industry that has no values. And that is where this
commentary is leading to..... that this industry is so
grossly mismanaged that it is again consolidating. It is
the same management that has no values and no
concepts to the fact that escorting someone off the
premises after they are laid off after 20 years without
ability to say *goodbye* to friends does not inspire
loyalism. And it does not inspire loyalism when a
corporation convienently announces and lays off thousands on
the brink of posting earnings. Go figure it?
What really needs to be done is completely eliminate
*institutions* from holding voting rights on any
they hold stock in. After all, it is not their money
but your 401K's & other personal investments that
they are using against you. My best bet is that most
of these mergers would not occur at all & it would
leave upper management out to hang as they deserve to
be for not improving the company's position in the
market place. They would get fired and since there would
be no golden parachutes they would have to work for
once. What an inspiration! <End Quote>
then again it doesn't work that way.
All the cyber literate old engineers just want to
defend their job like they just deserve it so keep them
on the payroll.
Mr. Cheney has to keep the
company alive, so those hard decisions have been made and
their might just be more coming.
Only dose of
sense seems to have come from LN.
It is with a heavy heart that I must cut HAL
workers off the payroll to save the company.
I do not agree that those so cut are totally
worthless and the lowest trash on the face of the planet, I
do realize that someone has to go and they are just
in that category.
To make the transititon to
un-employment as easy as possible, I am notifying all HAL
security guards to bar those to be laid off from entering
the HAL premises. That way they will not feel any
emotions about leaving. There memories will be of the last
time they walked upon our property, and hopefully at
that time they had no idea that they would be walking
their last steps there as an employee. Personal effects
will be boxed up by the security guards and left in
the employee parking lot for identification and
We thank all these terminated employees for their
contributions to our success and wish them well in whatever
endeveor they choose to pursue in the
Your friend Dick
They must be useless to get fired or laid
If they cut their weight, then management would make
sure that they did not disappear.
If not used
condoms, then at the very least they must be trailer
And don't blame the bearer of the truth.
...why don't you just keep your b.s. opinions to
yourself? A lot of good people are losing their jobs over
this "slump", new people who had new ideas and new
energy to infuse into HAL. Not just old engineers, not
just "deadwood", but a LOT of good, young,
enthusiastic employees. Too bad you're so wrapped up in your
own opinions to care...
At first, I thought he may actually work here and
through some fluke have access to high-level info. He is
I just went to that little search thing at the
bottom, typed in "Little_Noah", selected "Authors" and
left the "Search All Boards" option in place and found
out all about our little friend.
similar drivel to the boards of Pennzoil, Advantica
Restaurant Group (including Denny's), Unocal, Bethlehem
Steel, Nexar Technologies, Texaco, Carnival Cruises and
American Home Products. Then, I got too bored to
This is to indicate that this buttwipe need not be