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Saturday, April 30, 2016

LANL: Help wanted

If you want to machine plutonium or pack waste drums here is your opportunity. Note, too, that LANS isn't on the list of top employers. You may be fine working there so long as you don't want to do science. LANS has destroyed the great tradition of top scientists at LANL.

http://www.ladailypost.com/content/lanl-puts-out-big-‘help-wanted’-notice

16 comments:

Anonymous said...


How this will go down. They will hire 2000 random people off the street however in order to get a new bidder for the next contract the fee will have to be 150-300 million. The new contract will have an increased number managers that wrote themselves into the the contract at outrageous salaries. This will be followed by at least one year of flat or low budgets leading to a RIF of 20% of the workforce of which not a single manager will be let go. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

You postulate new employees, new contract, new managers, and yet the same result. Could it be that you intend to force the result to the one you want? Self-fulfilling prophesy.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone with another option go to work for a company that will not exist in a year? You can bet that all of the new employees going to LANL before the next contract transition do so because they have no other employment choices.

Anonymous said...

You can bet that all of the new employees going to LANL before the next contract transition do so because they have no other employment choices.

May 1, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Not even close. You seem to assume that these new employees will be professionals concerned about a "career." Nope. Most will be technicians, clerical staff, and secretaries. And in northern NM, LANL isn't the only choice for those folks, but it is certainly the best choice, based on pay, benefits, etc. Especially since those folks will certainly survive the next contract transition perfectly well.

Anonymous said...

"You can bet that all of the new employees going to LANL before the next contract transition do so because they have no other employment choices."

They will have other choices, working at a bank, Starbucks, restaurants, museums, grocery stores and so on. LANL will pay more, but they do have choices. As for scientists, no they will not be hiring scientists at LANL ever again. Remember the problem at LANL is culture, get rid of the scientists and you get rid of the problem culture, I think we can all agree on this.

Anonymous said...

get rid of the scientists and you get rid of the problem culture, I think we can all agree on this.

May 1, 2016 at 7:28 PM

And what, pray tell, would be the point of keeping LANL open with no scientists? As if Congress would fund such a ridiculous thing. I can't wait to see your funding request to NNSA, with your hilarious misspellings and grammatical errors. Will you be the one signing the annual stockpile letter to the President? Oh man, this is just too funny!

Anonymous said...

No I don't agree the problem at LANL is culture, Nanos. You are a broken record. Why do you think scientific culture is a problem? It is management bloat from people who were such bad scientists that they had to go into management that is the problem. Just because you tried to blame honest people for your dishonest actions does not mean there really were cowboys etc. at either lab. LANS/LLNS are perfect for dishonest managers like you as there are never enough levels of management so that everyone has several people below them to take the fall if there is a problem.

Anonymous said...

no one cares

Anonymous said...

no one cares

May 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM

Ok, second post tonight indicating clearly that YOU don't care, but failing to support your claim. Try again?

Anonymous said...

Really...no one cares. Why do you think LANS has failed and along with it LANL. No one cares. Why do you think LLNS and LLNL have flourished? No one cares about LANS/LANL. No one cares if it disappears. And the most important fact is...no one at LLNL cares. This is a LLNL blog.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think LLNS and LLNL have flourished?


This is a joke?

LLNL = RIF. There was no RIF at LANL. The things that make you go...hmmm

Anonymous said...

LLNL = NIF. Even more evidence of failure.

Anonymous said...



NIF failure? It is fully funded year in and year out. Get a clue.

Anonymous said...



Livermore is hiring as fast as they can right now. How things going at LANL?

Anonymous said...

Good for for you Livermore. Didn't you just RIF a few hundred senior citizen workers? Now your hiring their replacements? What a "class" organization! And a recent top 100 places to work to boot. Hardly!

Anonymous said...

LANS cannot attract any new procurement folks. The procurement workforce is half that of six years ago. I tried to get equipment repaired but the pricurement paperwork was stupid. ordering new was simpler.

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