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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LANL new BLOG

From the creator of he BLOG: Guy Oldfahrt

LANL VSP: New Blog for "Excluded" and otherwise impacted LANL employees. -----------------------------------
Long time employees at LANL, who have been EXCLUDED from the VSP program have started their own website at

http://lanllayoffs2012.blogspot.com

Please post your comments there and signup if you would like to participate with other employees who are investigating what actions may be able to be taken to force the Laboratory to open the program to everyone.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The LA County Council was in DC, trying to find sympathy for the cuts in LANl's budget, but fell on deft ears. LA has had more spending money than just about any town in the Country. Maybe these cuts will help slow down their extravagant spending. Talk about people who think they are ENTITLED!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe if we took all of the $$$ that they spent on the Muni Building, we could save several hundred jobs?

Anonymous said...

Anyone have an estimate of the number of takers for the VSP so far? From what Iam hearing there are less than 150.

Anonymous said...

The LA County Council was in DC, trying to find sympathy for the cuts in LANl's budget, but fell on deft ears.

March 9, 2012 11:00 AM

"deaf ears"?? Sheesh. I'd assume the mayor of Espanola, who only spoke up yesterday, will have similar luck.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Sharon Stover is in Washington trying to save her husband Steve Girrens job who is the AD for Engineering at LANS. Sharon always refers to her husband and an "engneer". Girrens couldn't engineer himself out of a paper bag!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Sharon Stover is in Washington trying to save her husband Steve Girrens job who is the AD for Engineering at LANS. Sharon always refers to her husband and an "engneer". Girrens couldn't engineer himself out of a paper bag!

March 9, 2012 2:24 PM

I give Stover for having he wisdom not to use her husbands name Girrens. Here is a guy who was a complete failure at W-Division Leader, left the Lab and failed at that. A guy who is nicknamed "Rambo" because of his bullying and intimidating the staff. Another LANS Management gem!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the New LANL Blog: has anyone noticed that, after the initial flurry of postings, "Plan Forward", etc., how strangely silent it has gotten? Makes you wonder if some LANS 'enforcers' had a little chat with the originator(s).

Anonymous said...

March 10, 2012 12:11 PM,

Nah. Anybody can start a blog and make claims about focus, intent, and dedication. Doesn't make it interesting or useful.

Anonymous said...

Heather Wilson will be in LA today, hmmm wonder why she is speaking at 4:30, when most people are still at work?

Anonymous said...

Now that the VSP application period has ended, the next fiasco will be the involuntary RIF. I doubt we'll ever be told the final number of people that applied for the VSP, but rumors are that its in the 500 range. I've also heard that there were roughly 50 'excluded' employees that tried--unsuccessfully--to appeal their exclusion.

When LANS management 'selects' the 300 RIFees, I hope they realize it didn't have to be that many: maybe 'only' 250 if those excluded employees wanting to take the VSP were allowed to do so.

No one can predict the impact that being RIF'd will have on the employees, their families, and communities: but there will likely be instances where the impact is severe...or worse.

LANS could easily do the 'right thing'--the HUMAN thing--and review the list of excluded employees. Certainly, not all of them are in positions nearly as 'critical' as LANS claims. But they won't. LANS managers don't have a 'human side': the conceited, greedy, coporate, Bechtel philosopy has long since replaced their humanity.

Anonymous said...

Poster 9:53 AM clearly "gets it", particularly when it comes to qualities of the new upper management team leading LANL off a cliff.

Too bad there are still a lot of employees remaining at LANL who still don't "get it". Perhaps they never will.

Anonymous said...

The rest of the "cuts" will involve Contract, and short term employees, they can cover the remaining couple of hundred that they need. But beware this will happen again!

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