If you work for Chesapeake Energy, it may be time to polish up your LinkedIn profile.
We have obtained through the Ogle Mole Network a Chesapeake email that suggests the company could layoff 500 employees or more from its OKC campus within the next 90 days.
The email was sent to the personal email accounts of several laid off employees in order to comply with the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”). According to the Department of Labor, WARN “protects employees, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs of employees.”
Here’s the snippet where Chesapeake talks layoff numbers:
The layoff will affect certain employees working at the Company’s Oklahoma City Campus facility located at 6100 N. Western Avenue in Oklahoma City, OK. The layoff (when combined with subsequent layoffs which may occur within the next 90 days at the referenced facility) may affect at least 50 employees and one-third of the employees at the referenced facility or 500 employees at the referenced facility.
Well, that may be the most confusing paragraph ever written. Chesapeake had about 4,000 employees at its OKC campus in 2012, so I think that means they are laying off at least 500 employees. Is that right? I only got a 150 on the LSAT.
In addition to the WARN notice, the company acts like Big Brother and threatens to forfeit the severance pay and/or benefits of any employee caught sharing the email “with uninterested third parties.” And no, I’m not making that up.
Here’s the full email. We edited out some minor details in order to protect the recipient’s identity:
So I’ve been busy this past week and haven’t watched TV, surfed the World Wide Web, or turned on the radio. Or talked to any person in the state of Oklahoma. What’s the new word? Anything exciting going on in the area? So did that article about the OSU football atrocities have any legs? Oh … oh really …
10) OSU dismantled Lamar
I mean, what do you say about the Cowboys destroying a horribly over-matched FCS team in the home opener 59-3? That this was just another step on the road to a national championship? That this huge home opener will propel OSU to a second conference championship in three years? I guess Poke fan wants me to say who great the offense looked and how the defense held the mighty Cardinals to 3 points.
This week, a lot of stuff went down. The fair started and everyone and their brother had an opinion about the whole OSU Sports Illustrated thing. Personally, I would be more offended if there wasn’t a shady and underhanded thing going on at OSU. Let’s be honest here. It’s an NCAA sports program. Of course there is backhanded dealings. And if the allegations are true, isn’t that more a testament to our generous Oklahoma hospitality than a crime that should be punished? Maybe that’s just me. Anyhow, the tweets are after the jump.
A couple of days ago, local Facebook weatherman Aaron Tuttle posted the following message on his Facebook profile page:
Yes, Aaron Tuttle has 35,000 people following him on Facebook. Cormac McCarthy couldn’t write a more depressing sentence. How does that even happen? Do the ladies like his over-the-top weather hype and 4-pack of Miller Light Tall Boy abs, or did Abigail Ogle loan him some of her Twitter followers? Who knows.
Anyway, let’s check out his special announcement. Maybe he’s going to work for David Payne, has accepted global warming as a fact, or decided to get to the laundry part of GTL:
There are quite a few things to do here in the OKC area this weekend, but I would be remiss if I did not mention two events that do not quite fit the bill.
Have you ever wanted to see a big pile of crap play music? Well Motley Crue, Hinder and Stone Temple Pilots are playing the OKC Downtown Airpark tonight. I would write more about this event, but I in no way want to look like I am promoting the concert. I like a few STP songs, but I’m not sure I can handle this:
That’s the “new” Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington. He was the screamo vocalist for Linkin Park. Now he’s impersonating Scott Weiland. Next thing you know, Mike Shinoda’s going to be the new third Beastie Boy.
With that out of the way, here are some things to do this weekend that do not involve the Oklahoma State Fair and TLO Trivia Night at Buffalo Wild Wings.
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