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Old 7th September 2009, 11:07
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Breaking news in bp Shipping HQ

8-10% redundancies in the office !!!!! total revamp and you need to apply for your job - well at least I think thats what they are saying

"Through these changes, we will get stronger definition of decision rights and a clear delineation between the part of the organisation that sets the standards and the part that executes activities.

We will reinforce our safety delivery by embedding most of the HSSE management and leadership in the line organisation.

These changes to the organisation will have consequential changes for some teams and staff, including a reduction in the total number of employees in BP Shipping. We expect to see a headcount reduction of between 8-10%"


If anyone would like a clear reason why so many of us have left this is an extremely good example
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Old 7th September 2009, 11:23
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Here we go again happy as can be in jolly good company................

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Old 7th September 2009, 11:29
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Here we go again happy as can be in jolly good company................

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It is a bit like a merry go round isn't it - this is the first big redundancies for a long time though - 10% is pretty substantial, there are a fair few folk in that office - some of the job titles are extremely contrived to say the least.
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And we all know what happens next.
The following marine payroll numbers are redundant, repeat redundant (insert list here) The following marine payroll numbers are not redundant, repeat not redundant (insert list here). Master to report any members of ship's staff whose payroll number does not appear on either list. Due to staff shortages, those being made redundant may have to complete their current trip.
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Old 7th September 2009, 12:14
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And we all know what happens next.
The following marine payroll numbers are redundant, repeat redundant (insert list here) The following marine payroll numbers are not redundant, repeat not redundant (insert list here). Master to report any members of ship's staff whose payroll number does not appear on either list. Due to staff shortages, those being made redundant may have to complete their current trip.

Probably not required - so many are leaving anyway, bp seastaff CVs around the industry are becoming a major deforestation issue with at least one Amazonian tribe now homeless as a result!!!!!
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Old 8th September 2009, 01:09
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The company most probally at least sent them an e-mail this time, we had to learn of on the TV when they did it to us.
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"those being made redundant may have to complete their current trip."

Exactly my position in the 86 nastiness, luckily coasting round NW Europe at the time, but it just seemed to drag on and on, and all I wanted to do was make an end to it.
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Do you think the Anthrax and Semtex you suggested before will help, or is it too late?

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"a clear delineation between the part of the organisation that sets the standards and the part that executes activities."

I suppose that this meand that the Master and Chief Engineer stay while the rest will be relieved by the cheapest people available.
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Just returned from sea last night and seen this.
Redundancies in the Office eh? I had to step back from the computer for a few minutes to get the laughter out of my system before posting.
Now where did I put that microscopic violin...
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Old 24th September 2009, 19:38
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We will reinforce our safety delivery by embedding most of the HSSE management and leadership in the line organisation.
Which means more work for the guys at the pointy end with no extra compensation. Plus, when things go horribly wrong, they will get the blame despite the fact they probably won't have the authority to deal with it in the first place. Oh, wait, that is where I work.
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Just returned from sea last night and seen this.
Redundancies in the Office eh? I had to step back from the computer for a few minutes to get the laughter out of my system before posting.
Now where did I put that microscopic violin...
People losing jobs hows that funny?
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People losing jobs hows that funny?
........ Obviously you've never sailed with BP
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Old 25th September 2009, 18:02
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........ Obviously you've never sailed with BP
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Old 10th November 2009, 15:50
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Latest Scores

Latest Scores just coming in

Its been a massacre

Job Losses, demotions , Big names falling, superintendents shocked etc etc.

Not so much the amount of losses as the level and the reorganisation.
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Old 10th November 2009, 16:12
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Don't keep us in suspense!
I'd heard Dave W as leaving, but that's about it.
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hohoho - as much as you all want to ***** about bp you can't leave it alone!! admit it, you're all gutted that you're not still there...i could spill the beans, but it's more fun reading all your comments...
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Old 10th November 2009, 16:26
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I don't think so; the line was drawn, under what had been a very good company, in 1986. The manner of its doing left a very, very sour taste.
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Old 10th November 2009, 19:17
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Has to be said MB Geoff is right - was a great company - You couldn't get me out of it with dynamite - then the forces of Darkness took over around 2000 and like so many I left deeply saddened by what had happened, very bitter about what had happened and very happy to be leaving.

You still work there then? and you appear to enjoy it! - your not one of the 'disciples' are you!

Anyhoo - don't worry about bean spilling, I have seen them already.
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Don't keep us in suspense!
I'd heard Dave W as leaving, but that's about it.
I'll email them to you later - in personnel stuff and I'll keep it off the web - you know how its is - there a few shockers though
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Old 10th November 2009, 23:14
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hohoho - as much as you all want to ***** about bp you can't leave it alone!! admit it, you're all gutted that you're not still there...i could spill the beans, but it's more fun reading all your comments...
Sounds like you are the one with a chip on your shoulder matey.

What the heck are you on about? You have only made two posts on the site and both of them are negative snide remarks. A score of 2 out of 2 is quite unusual on this friendly site.

Maybe you should look elsewhere for your entertainment?
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Might be a bit tardy in picking it up as I'm off to Oz and Fiji tomorrow for a few weeks. The 'official' reason is for tax purposes...
Mind you, I couldn't go without taking time to revisit some of those S Boat haunts!

(Free-o, Sydney and Brizzy that is, not the North West Shelf!)
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I must admit that BP Tanker Company was a great Company till the 80's, though I left in 1975. Once you were on contract and into the system you became part of the family and not wanting to move.
I did move and was happy to see a world outside of BP, a very harsh real world of competition.
It's now Ironic I started my seagoing carrer with BP and now fourty Nine years later I am still involved with BP in Azerbaijan.
For this country it was a big help with their explorations and discoveries of Oil and Gas rescoruces in the Caspian Sea, later the developement of Rigs and full offshore support. To day BP is the prime employer in the country and sets the standards for National companies to follow. I maintain that it is now a ruthless company that now understands how to control budgets and cut costs, Teaching the workforce to work within the budgets set.
Apart from that thanks BP for paying my pension every month from a secure Pension Fund.
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Old 11th November 2009, 12:07
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Might be a bit tardy in picking it up as I'm off to Oz and Fiji tomorrow for a few weeks. The 'official' reason is for tax purposes...
Mind you, I couldn't go without taking time to revisit some of those S Boat haunts!

(Free-o, Sydney and Brizzy that is, not the North West Shelf!)
........and plenty of R 'n' R I expect!
Have a good trip Jim & a nice warm Christmas by the sounds of it. Thanks for all your really interesting posts.
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Again we have HollowJ spouting off. Sure we know his real ID, and he has been trying to "escape" the BP System for a while.
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