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Royal Dutch Shell Rumors Updated Monday 28 Sept 2009

Whisper from a worried engineer:

We hear that the 3 musketeers Marvin, Matthias and Malcolm are unable to reach agreement on whether everyone in jobgroup 2 and above has to re-apply for a job in Shell.

Matthias as a good Swiss with a Teutonic streak wants to go for the ‘Endlösung’ and have it all over with soon by forcing a date for re-application to all jobs by end October.

But now for once the big brain of Malcolm, the mother of all micro managers, starts to feel nervous since he realises that HR cannot cope with the enormous load. Even HR can do overpromise-underdelivery!!!

So, the target of reaching 3.25 million boe/day in 2012 is becoming more unlikely by the day. Nobody is working on maintaining production, completing the projects or filling the funnel with new projects, everyone is fighting for survival and will spend all his/her time on looking good to whomever may decide whether he/she stays or goes.  Time is almost ripe for Exxon or a Chinese or Russian company to pounce and shred Shell to pieces.

Thank you Watts. Thank you Hofmeister. Thank you Brinded. Thank you van de Veer. Thank you Voser. Thank you all who have sold out Shell and are now speeding up the process of destroying it further.

More on Job Cuts

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Pete Voser first warned of job cuts months ago but has not been forthcoming on details.

The long delay has led to numerous press articles on the subject. The Times has reported that up to 10,000 jobs are expected to go.

This has all naturally led to speculation and rumor.

Here are some other rumors currently in circulation…

Some people apparently are whispering about cullings of 20-30% in Rijswijk and head office in The Hague…

EVERYONE in EP, with just a few exceptions, will have to reapply for their jobs…


Motiva inside news, Motiva norco GM Ann-Marie has quit the company and going to work for another company outside of Shell. Maintenance Manager Tony Pastor going to convent.

Investigation said to have started at Shell Deer Park Refinery & Chemical Plant into people taking kickbacks from a contractor. We have the contractors name…

Received 25 Sept from a worker at Stanlow Refinery. “I attended a meeting this week organised by the operators union and decided I would join them to be protected at work. However I go into work today and all of us are told to go to meetings to be told by our supervision we should not join a union. I thought this was a illegal practice in the uk to be so anti union. I will still join the union but I will not let my boss know as I am scared it will go against me. There are many problems at Stanlow due to lack of investment and today we are told not to use the showers or drink the water or use safety showers as there is an employee in hospital seriously ill with legionaires disease.”

WARNING: These are rumors…

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