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Relieved: To Alyeska1: I am certain you are correct about having a former Fed in the fold. It is my guess that is why Shell's former Chief of Global Security left a few years ago, a fellow by the name of Garcia, and an ex-FBI type. These guys don't have divided loyalties and have signed USGloyalty oaths that endure for a lifetime.
Relieved: To LondonLad: The world does not end and begin with Shell and so when better opportunities arise it is foolish not to take advantage of them. Besides, we all know Shell is not nearly the company it was once, not by a long shot. I have no regrets and I have done far, far better than I would have if I had stayed with Shell.
LondonLad: Aaaah here we are, Friday evening (at least here in old blighty), glass of red wine in my hand and I see that the usual old Shell stagers are still up to their scare mongering about the “Prelude” project. Still believe you know better than the present day experts lads?? Remember your skills and knowledge are now somewhat outdated. Chaps, we need to advance for the sakes of our grandchildren not go backwards as some like IS want us to do. Meanwhile “Relieved” remains the hardcore anti-Shell commentator aka “I’ve-been-shafted-by-the-company-and-want-revenge”. Even old “Zik Gbemre” made a very short (for him at least) commentary about Mutiu Sunmonu getting his Nigerian award. Well done Zik – short is better. Oh yes, before the “hang Shell from the rafters” brigade respond, I fully accept I am also again defending the actions of Shell.
Relieved: I have been reading the recent comments and as a former Shell USA employee I can only shake my head in disgust. There was a day when was a 'good company' to work for, and it was truly fun to work for Shell (at least Shell USA), but that was long ago. Management proliferated (mostly the mediocre types) and the company has gone to sh*t as a result. I doubt Shell today can keep good staff for very long. As a result my guess is that Shell is going to f*ck up big time one of these days and pull a BP Gulf of Mexico style stunt that will damage the company beyond repair.
Zik Gbemre: September 24, 2014 Dear Sir, CONGRATULATIONS MR. MUTIU SUNMONU FOR BAGGING NATIONAL AWARD We Congratulate the Country Chair and Managing Director (MD) of Shell (SPDC), Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu, for being among prominent Nigerian Professionals to be honoured by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the National Honours Award; Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON). This has been our advice to the Nigerian Government right from the Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo’s (Rtd) regime; that the National Honours should not only be conferred on Politicians who are known to have looted the nation’s treasury, but the National Honours Award should most importantly be given to prominent professionals in other sectors of the Nigerian economy. We are glad that the present Nigerian Government has followed our advice in this regard, by recognizing prominent professionals like the Country Chair/MD of Shell (SPDC) to be among the recipients of the 2013/2014 National Honours at the formal investiture this year in Abuja. Mutiu is considered among the ‘non-government’ recipients that have contributed to the economic growth of Nigeria. This is also the first time a serving Nigerian MD/CEO of Shell (SPDC) will be given such a National Award. We join in Congratulating Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu for the said National Award. Zik Gbemre, JP Niger Delta Peace Coalition (NDPC) We Mobilize Others to Fight for Individual Causes as if Those Were Our Causes
Different Shell site: I work with someone who worked at that site and she acts just like Jo. Could they be the same person? Is Jo her real name?
motivadog: although this is about Norco, I can honestly say the words back stabber, rude, mean spirited, bullying, vindictive, inadequate and many others too numerous to list could describe the supervisors at the Motiva terminal where I worked and would still like to be working, but It seems the good ol’ boy (and girl) network is the accepted management style at Motiva. I was told that most management people are untouchable no matter how wrong they are, or what they do! I wanted to work a few more years, but I left one month after making my 80 points, took the pension and got another job. It all comes down to ” the names may change, but the bulls**ts the same” no matter where in Motiva you are, or were employed!
oldtimer63: Shell Oil is one of the most corrupt companies on the face of the Earth. No doubt the former secret service guy would make them nervous. No telling what he saw or stumbled across. I’ll bet this goes far beyond some loud-mouth lady being pretentious and crappy. I know a few active and former secret service agents, and performing a “surveillance,” especially one so lame, on one is not a good idea at all. These guys are heavily trained operators and I can guarantee you whomever did the surveillance had no idea what kind of potential danger he was in. Once with the Government, always with the government, that I can tell you about secret service agents. Also, who in the hell does such things? Ridiculous. I smell lawsuit, and if I were Shell I’d pay this guy a large sum of cash before he rips them a new one.
alyeska1: Typical Shell Management. This guy should have said he was a guard-shack supervisor and dummed down his resume. I can guarantee once upper management found out his background his time was limited. Shell Oil, of all companies, couldn’t have a former fed snooping around their operation. Plus it sounds like this Kerkoff lady is a Jerkoff:1)
sam1: Jo Kerkoff worked for me in the past. She was often too aggressive with the way she conducted her job duties, although sometimes it was warranted. However, she seemed to enjoy being unpleasant toward other people, especially subordinates. It seemed to me she was overcompensating for feelings of inadequacy. I hope that’s all, but I suspect she just enjoys being rude and abrasive. The agent must have laughed his A@s off when she told him to sit down…she’s very slight and thin. Poor Jo…issues everywhere she’s worked.