Got an email yesterday from an ex colleague who like me has left the company many years ago. He told me that Shell is planning to cut 5,000 headcount or about 10% of its work force. I wonder what it must be like had we stayed with the company. On and off I have heard unhappy stories from some of those who are still working there. Just a couple of months back, I was at a retirement dinner for one of my seniors. He used to be so enthusiastic about his work. When I met him again after more than ten years, his attitude couldn't be more different.
The cultures of so many large companies have changed so much in a short time.