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Old 06-21-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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I used to work for a company located in one of the buildings in the BP campus, so I know there is a sizeable BP community out here. Not too long ago, there were even some people relocating from the UK and were asking about Houston.

I am just curious how my counterparts at BP are doing, how is the morale? Any difference due to the spill, or is it business as usual? I know the Gulf is just a slice of the business and the majority of the work is elsewhere.

The cost will be high, 'just wondering if any talk has come about regarding spending, cuts, etc. Any feelings towards management you would like to share?

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Old 06-21-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Do you really really really think anyone is going to admit they work for that horrible company?
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: California
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Do you really really really think anyone is going to admit they work for that horrible company?
DS,,,You driving your car, using AC, wearing clothes, using a boat, walking in shoes, shaving, eating, brushing your teeth, combing your hair, using deodorant, using power tools, using any electricity, etc.....?
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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Not employees fault. Sadly enough they feel the brunt of this though and so I agree who would fess up to working for them to in return only get negativity from it. They still have mortgages to pay and mouths to feed as well. The entire company and all of its employees are feeling the brunt because of a small group..in the grand scheme of things...decided safety and procedure did not matter. Now we all pay. May the gulf coast and every one involved somehow someway come back on top.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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Do you really really really think anyone is going to admit they work for that horrible company?
Why do you think this is such a horrible company?? Because they had something happen, that was very public? Like other companies don't have bad things happen?

I'm pretty sure that there are hospitals that cut off the wrong limb, or restaurants that serve bad food that result in horrible food poisoning, etc. This just happened to be on a much grander scale, and very public. I'm not saying it's a good thing.

Shelbygirl is right - unless you want to move to Montana and live completely 100% off the land (and you would have to use fuel to get there), then you really can't complain. These oil companies give us everything from the ability to have transportation (including fuels, plastics, oil, etc) to chap stick.

And unless you want to pay MUCH higher fuel prices for the ability to say you use "greener" fuels, then off shore drilling will have to stick around.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Anadarko isn't much better

EVERYONE better hope these companies don't fail. If they do there is going to be massive repercussions.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Do you really really really think anyone is going to admit they work for that horrible company?
This could have happened to Exxon, Shell, or any other company who drills offshore. Your stance makes it seem as if BP were a bad company, and did this on purpose, which of course is not the case.

My employer is a big player in the gas field, our stock is high, we get awards, etc. It would be a shock to the industry if our company suffered the same fate in the gas realm. The point I am making is that a company does not become a 'horrible' company because of an accident.

Right now I don't think anyone can be blamed without any doubt until investigations are complete. BP does have an image problem, certainly, and the result of the accident is horrible, but you have to look at the bigger picture, like how many lives are supported directly by BP, but probably more lives are indirectly supported by BP.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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I'm an oil brat, and my father has been around the world with international oil and energy companies. Before you any and all oil companies because of the unfortunate actions or accidents of one, remember that
1. Practically everything you do, whether it's flipping a switch, driving your car, or chatting on your iphone, is made possible by these companies and what they do.
2. If you have any experience around the globe, you will see what kind of job influx, money, and infrastructure these companies have brought to developing nations (though there has been abuse on occasion - but the overall effect is remarkable).
3. Everyone screws up.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I guess I had to take some heat from my sarcastic response. My response had more to do with their lack of care or weak attempt to fix the problem. At the very least, I mean their seemingly lack of any degree of urgency to fix it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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but you have to look at the bigger picture, like how many lives are supported directly by BP, but probably more lives are indirectly supported by BP.
well? how many?
BP Houston IT group has one of the worst reputation out there
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