Thread regarding Air Products & Chemicals Inc. layoffs

Air Products Downsizing

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I worked for AirProducts for a couple of years. They bought our small company that was doing awesome customer service for our manufacturing company and then they proceeded to run it into the ground. They treated our customers that we had a long standing reputation with like they were second rate. The small company that I had worked at for over ten years has just closed its doors today. It was a very sad day for us. I happened to be laid off about three years ago

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Finance cuts are next. Smaller company no need for overpaid accountants with no technical abilities and just create busy work.

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If you are over age 40 get a lawyer. With long term pipeline contracts for gases like hydrogen, this becomes a no brainier industry. However there are some key applications requiring expertise and those folks are also unfortunately getting the AX.

This industry requires long term vendor and customer relationships and when you break the chain, the competition is in the wings.

ALL major Industrial Gas Companies are top heavy in management and THAT is where the real cost saving can be had but the good ol boy network prevents over paid under qualified so called executives from getting the AX. Just read the bios in the annual reports of major gas producers and research the individuals and you will see how over paid and under qualified the management really is.

If a truck driver is given the exact same set of facts, the under paid driver will make the same decision as the overpaid - so called executives.

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Your all assholes. Enjoy unemployment f*** sticks

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The post prior to mine is the typical response you get when something is truly happening in any corporate environment from either HR or someone so internally focused that they are never objective. How do you feel now 47982? I get reports daily of ex-colleagues who are now gone from AP and most over the past few months. Many more phone calls from AP folks and headhunters on behalf of AP clients looking for other opportunities as well. The latest? As many as 1200 (yes, that's 1/3) of employees in Trexlertown will be gone and more worldwide. Seifi does not screw around. Sad, but true. Is is too bad that Bethlehem Steel did not learn the same tough lessons and refused to make the tough decisions until it was far too late.

The Morning Call has some sort of deal with AP, seem to ignore and layoffs reporting, save to talk about them in vague generalities long before they begin. So what is there not to talk about?

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Nothing really to post ap&c is doing well and i dont think people will be posting here

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