Thread regarding National Oilwell Varco Inc. layoffs

88 to go at Montrose and Dundee

Redundancies announced

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So many useless people in such a small place!!! Thats not bad luck thats poor management for allowing it.

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Anymore diddys been found out and moved on?

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Any word on more pay offs, or structure changes?

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So someone has actually woken up and made McDonald redundant, fresh blood with new ideas or even and old head that has an open mind is the way forward..........

his sidekick chalmers next and they will be serious about securing work at montrose

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Lots of staff with little or no work.....how long can they sustain this? do they have the right people to secure contracts?

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Anymore lay offs in the pipeline?

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I think the Noggies should run the repair and upgrade side of the business, they cannot have worse personnel than Montrose thats for sure, its not possible.

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The way things are going the noggies will be running the show soon from Norway, just look at the reorganisation most the names are Norwegian, one already diverts work away from Montrose and other Engineering departments to Norway as it is and he's a director reporting to a director which was supposed to have been stopped

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Anyone that think Stewart McDonald offers anything or gives a f--- and keeps him to run the workshop with those sh--ebag charge hands deserve all they get.....how far can Cummings be from reality to make these decisions.....

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Bit too late to get rid of the skin crawlers like Jim Marshall etc, after the decent people have been made redundant. Mind you the back handers given out makes it worth their while, 20 years + service does amount to a pretty penny, for screwing up jobs and doing sweet feck all. Even these rats are deserting the sinking ship...........! God help Captain Bob, First Mate's Heslop and Cumming and all those who sail with NOV. Just a matter of time, before going down with all hands!

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Who cares they pay terrible wages. Please can I have a field service engineer job for £25,000 per annum with no chance of an increase can you send me to Kuwait for the same or less money as a colleague who is on a nice job with good food in the North Sea ha ha ha ha you mugs working for that. Nov workers are a laughing stock i love to watch them working hard on my rig for sh-- cash well done boys get yourself a proper job ha ha ha ha X

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Scott Alexander solicitors in Montrose, they have a specialist retained in Edinburgh who deals with employment law

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Typical NOV, either unable or unwilling to close the process out within the timescale they suggested at the start on the consultation, leaving lads to stew at home, waiting for whatever news comes their way.

Regardless of "market conditions" and "declining revenues", to treat the staff with respect costs nothing. Good luck to everyone for the future.

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Does anyone have the contact details for the solicitors mentioned on here before in Montrose?

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Please check your contracts regarding redundancy payments and the legality of what they have planned. What they tell you may be somewhat different from what is legal.

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Regarding the comment below, you should be more worried about your spelling than being scared about your job!

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The company has buried there heads in the sand! I belive they have lost a lot of costumers because of very poor workmanship and serious over pricing jobs! They will continue to over price jobs just to keep up with the high wages they pay!! More pay offs December for sure! This can't work.im scared

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Angus shaw and Gordon carrol are getting treated like fitters, well that's them f---ed as they aren't qualified so let's see how corrupt Nov are!

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Stewart McDonald is a coward of a man! Do not trust this pathetic fat cunt...in fact don't trust any McDonald at Nov!! The pair of them should be rotting In there graves

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Jack and Joe are officially safe

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nov has never been in the real world!

if you have kissed supervisor assyou should be o.k for now.

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Place is a piss take managers don't and wouldn't have a clue in the real world

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SHUT YOUR BRECHIN PUSS

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The consultation period and answers to questions put forward are crap It's been an absolute farce from the beginning down to managers not even knowing how departments work Scott Alexander solicitors in Montrose are working closely with ACAS and will assist you taking the company to tribunal

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And it gets better did anyone else see the spreadsheet with everyones details and salaries on it !!!!!!

Cant believe that clown McAllister earns how much and still swans around the world business class

Cant wait to get away, role on redundancy :)

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At least with the redundancies NOV can still spend money on training courses for some service engineers while others wait their fate

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The only things that leaks at NOV are the roof and Roy.

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NOV WikiLeaks

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So very sad to see what is happening at Montrose but I don't blame the shop floor lads. I worked at Varco Montrose a lot of years ago when times were good and with a lot of great blokes who did a fantastic job for the company and at that time you were very well rewarded. It all started to go tits up when it joined with National Oilwell and together they started to take over other companies and then you really did become only a number. There then became the down side when they started to promote people like "FANNY BOY" & "STEWART BITCH McDONALD" Also at that time you had to watch out for old one eye "CYCLOPSE" Marshall. What a back stabbing cunt he was and still is by all accounts. Lanky "PLUG/MUTLEY" Robertson was the other evil bastard at that time and from whats going round Montrose is that the long streak of pish has exceled himself once again by swanning off with his pension package supposedly ill and lands at RIGQUIP taking work from Transocean that was to be going to Varco Montrose. Fanny Boy was probably in the mix somewhere there too. 2 absolute cunts with no mates. 35± years with the company which will have given him a great salary and a very good life and thats how you pay them back and also will put more Varco employees out of work. If there is such places as Heaven & Hell I sincerely hope these 3 absolute EVIL BASTARDS burn in hell for all of eternity.

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Management will be in a flap considering they're going to get there arses sued big time. All the experience is walking out of the doors direct to competetors and management don't even realise that ! Acas are having a field day with the scoring and pooling system

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Just proves that NOV haven't a clue at all, all these cutbacks and still advertising jobs at various plants. Who would want to work here now?

Have also noticed over last few days management are in a flap.......! Haven't a clue how to handle the atmosphere or the personnel.

Little bit of advice to the management team, brush up on your HR skills, I'm going to have a field day against you lot! £££££s

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Don't you just love recruitment weekly

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At end of day, all it boils down to is too many opinionated backstabbing cuts!

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It's maybe just aswell the workshops are laying off if this is the attitude they all have towards their so called colleagues. Everyone's entitled to a gripe and a moan, but to personally attack someone is out of order.

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NOV now have such a bad reputation, when it comes to filling skills gaps in the future they won't stand a chance in hell

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Professional is telling your staff they may be made redundant then going on holiday

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So much bitchiness and people being sooooo mean and horrible to each other! I mean come on dears, can't we all just love each other and remember the unicorns, rainbows and the little fluffy puppies? Not pink nosed puppies though... Urgh, they're awful. I do like a good firm sausage in a red onesie though. I LOVE YOU ALL!! Xxxxxxxxxxx

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So keep it secret society.

Tell us what exactly is your role at nov?

Obviously never having to deal with him (no names mentioned)theres been names banded about on here already.

Yet no wimper from you-EXPLAIN???

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Oh ok jim i wont say it again sorry and all that!!!! Dont mean it wont happen though.

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That last comment is completely out of order, once again you shouldn't be saying things on this that you wouldn't say in person, and you certainly wouldn't say that to his face, the guys who are posting names in here and embarrassing no one but themselves and making the rest of the workshop look like a bunch of petulant cunts.

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