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Old 12-18-2008, 02:35 AM
 
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Well that's definitely good news, thanks! I don't forsee the price of oil per barrel dropping by an additional $10 dollars any time soon! Thanks James!
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Well that's definitely good news, thanks! I don't forsee the price of oil per barrel dropping by an additional $10 dollars any time soon! Thanks James!
Are you sure? You just never know.

The CNN Wire: Latest updates on top stories Blog Archive - Oil falls below $38 - OPEC cut ignored - Blogs from CNN.com (http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2008/12/18/oil-falls-below-38-opec-cut-ignored/ - broken link)
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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Mute, Are you planning to work in the factory,engineer,IT,software or business side of HP?
Do you know which building?
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Houston
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My current boss (engineering manager) was in the same type of management over there. According to him, there is a really bad morale problem at HP here because of the way belt tightening has been executed here. For example, when Carly and friends took over, managers had a requirement to get rid of a given quota of people every year and so were forced to give bad performance reviews, even when everyone on the team was stellar in performance. Also as this was formerly Compaq, benefits were cut here but not at other HP locations. Other various rules were put in place here that were different from other parts of the company, to the relative detriment of workers in Houston. Put it this way: my boss, who I really like, was there for a couple of decades, and he isn't now -- for good reasons.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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I've worked at Compaq/HP for 18 years. Lately, lots of benefit reductions, no raises in the last several years, and continual layoffs. Many jobs being off-shored to India and China. If you do accept the position, I recommend negotiating the highest starting salary possible, as merit raises will be hard to come by regardless of performance.
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