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Saturday, May 9, 2009

NIF is dumping people

Anonymous said...

NIF is dumping people. Unknown why but rumor has it that they are getting rid of dead wood.

May 4, 2009 5:06 PM

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The people that I have seen go were supplemental labor personnel who have done fine work. I suspect that NIF is currently running over budget for this year and needs to start correcting spending to get back down to line. I believe that technical problems, beautifications efforts, and the dedication have strained the budget. I think that NIF will release people slowly until the dedication and then have a broader reduction between June-August.
I am sure that some of this is also because the construction is all but finished and NIF no longer requires the talents of these people. NIF simply cannot support or afford anyone that is not essential (as determined by management) to the operation of the laser or the associated research. The cold hard fact is that LLNL and NIF is a business oriented operation and if you are not needed you will be sent back to your matrix organization or shown the door. The people that were laid off were walked out.
They (ULM) try to keep this below the radar, but sometimes it become obvious. We just have to get use to this; it has happened, it is happening, and it will continue to happen until this place closes down.

Anonymous said...

NIF will never close down. Even if it fails to achieve ignition it will still continue to be funded. I'm taking bets on that.

Anonymous said...

LLNL culture is really abhorrent. Terms like 'deadwood' are used in a self-righteous way to throw insults at those heading out the door. Those who have worked at the lab many years may not even know they have acquired these cancerous traits. No wonder the lab's divorce rates are so high.

Anonymous said...

Totally with you, 5:45 PM.

Anonymous said...

May 13, 2009 3:15 PM

I have seen them get rid of a lot of very good people and keep buttsniffs who have to be supervised on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

Where are the people NIF is dumping? We might like to hire them in other parts of the lab that are still short-staffed since the layoff depleted our personnel meanwhile we continue to be well-funded. I have generally found scientific staff NIF dumps are among the best at LLNL, because they are typically dumped for reasons other than their technical expertise or work ethic.

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