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Shell jobs restructuring:You cannot believe how total the mess is – Shell insider



I spoke to a few HR people in Aberdeen. Word is out now that in the imminent culling, HR staff (especially those who are familiar with the workers at the coalface) will be let go first. Thereafter the EP people. Clever ploy: in case of disagreements or questions, they cannot contact those HR people anymore. The remainder obviously will have been instructed to stonewall all questions. The picture of Dogbert as a one dog call centre with 8371 waiting customers comes to mind. But to be fair, Dogbert put in the cheapest bid!

In the current round in Shell of MOR (= Managed Open Resourcing, or in plain English ‘How to bamboozle staff and not be faced with telling someone directly he has to leave’) there are over 2700 positions. In total more than 9000 staff have applied over 18000 times. And this was for only jobgroup 2 and above. This does not mean that over 7000 will be without a job, it means that lots of people in jg3 and 4 must have applied too in the hope of scoring a promotion. Around now the postings for jg3 will be posted. You cannot believe how total the mess is. Governments cannot handle properly the mass migration that is taking place the last few years. And neither can Shell handle this mass round of applications. The difference is that Shell ‘designed’ it themselves!!! And then to think that before Hofmeister arrived, we had the best resourcing system in the world. Even Hofmeister admitted that. But it never stopped him from wrecking it. I fear for accidents and other great mishaps because it is very clear that people are pre-occupied with keeping their job or scoring a job they want.

Voser is putting pressure on the process and wants it finished before Xmas. He is a very empathic, touchy feely person: he wants to reduce the stress and avoid uncertainty over the holiday period.  What a kind man. He knows that ‘People are our greatest asset’ and treats them as such….  But could it be he is a cynic like Dogbert and wishes to get it all over before end of year so all costs go to 2009 and can be fully blamed on v.d. Veer?

I would not bet against this. Just curious when he will sort out the real baddies such as Brinded and his band of cronies.


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