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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Layoffs?

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/jun/17/livermore-slashes-10-per-cent-of-workforce

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

A screaming headline to gain attention but it fudges the facts a bit. Perhaps I am naive, but a voluntary separation does not constitute a layoff. To me a layoff is always involuntary. The lab population dropped from 6200 to 5800 and that's a 6.4% reduction, not the 10% touted in the headline.

The author seems to have a bit of hyperbole to his writing, perhaps he should be working for NIF.

Anonymous said...

The article says there is going to be more and that's all that counts. Hold onto your shorts bubba. The annual party has just begun.

Anonymous said...

The article says there is going to be more and that's all that counts. Hold onto your shorts bubba. The annual party has just begun.

Anonymous said...

I would disagree with 2:25pm. It was indeed a layoff. That many workers were going to be released one way or another. The Vsp only selected those for whom release would cause minimal impact. Management had the option of selecting a volunteer or not. One who decides to leave in any other circumstance does not give management power to veto. The Vsp was a smart move because it preserved morale. All those leaving we're afforded closure with farewell gatherings.

Anonymous said...

June 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

The good news is those who took the SSVSP are very happy they are gone I'll assure you leaving LLNL managed by Rectal cut throats who will be administering a good dose of VSP in the near future. The good news is the VSP's will get unemployment while the SSVSP can not. Which ever way you go make sure you are 100% out of debt.

Anonymous said...

We all should be concerned about the potential lay off at LLNL. The policy of lay off was changed in the beginning of this year. It is up to individual directorate or division to lay off employees based on the supposedly lack of skills necessary for the current needs of the directorate or the department. Since individual department can lay off up to 50 people based on lack of funding or not have the right skills set for the manager there. Up to 50 potential employees to be laid off does not require a WARN act notification.

Therefore, employee' s fate will essentially depends on the like or dislike of individual supervisor/manager. If they don't like you, they will trump up all the unfavorable comments/charges against you. It will become the basis to lay you off for lak of funds or lack of skills. It is very unsettled for those who remain at the Lab.

The fact is that Parney does not plan to have any lay off does not matter, because individual directorate can do it based on the revised lay off policy.

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