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Oil field service companies have been walking upstream employees out the door at a consistent rate since October 2015. I also know some non-oil magazines are bragging that HR is a demand career for U.S. businesses. The two events cannot be the result of overregulation, or King Hubbard predictions. It appears to be a result of poor confidence in/by senior management of current issues. I successfully ran a highly-technical global business with an outstanding executive secretary, a travel agent and five exceptional employees mentoring 300 less experienced people. We brought in an HR expert, because corporate required us to respond to a Wall Street demand about our direction. Changes were made, and not long after, the company elected to divest into FPSOs. Our costs went up, and the company was forced to file for bankruptcy two years later. Weren’t we smart?

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