March 13, 2009

Sunoco To Cut 20% Of Salaried Workers In Pa.

Filed under: oil,US — DF @ 11:47 am
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According to CNNMoney: “Sunoco Inc. (SUN) announced Friday that it will cut 750 jobs, 20% of the salaried work force, at its Philadelphia headquarters and two area refineries in an attempt to better perform during downturns in oil refining.”


  1. I worked for Sunoco and it is the worst run company if I have ever seen……
    So much wasted money.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 17, 2009 @ 4:27 am | Reply

    • I worked for Sunoco for 7 years and was laid off in February. I know what you mean. I was a convenience store manager and saw many areas of waste. After one program was introduced and you just got used to it they would impliment a whole new program that didn’t even work. They continuely cut labor hours at each location excepting the salaried manager to pick up the extra work. Of course this is what is excepted at a lot of companies now a days. Oh well-I will be starting another position with another oil company next month; hopefully it will work out.

      Comment by chk — March 20, 2009 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  2. It’s not like 2 weeks ago Sunoco told their salaried workers to pack their bags for 2 weeks so they could operate the plant in case the union picketed. They worked for 2 straight weekends at last minute and then Sunoco totally abuses the loyalty of their workers and lays off such a giant number of reliable and educated workers is an embarrassment. Sunoco should be ashamed of their business practices. It’s ‘ok’ the unionized workers who turn 1 or 2 valves a day can keep their overpaid positions, but the engineers who instruct those unskilled workers how to keep the plant operating at peak efficiency and save the company millions of dollars a day are completely disposable. GOOD JOB SUNOCO you are definitely screwing yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 17, 2009 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

    • Can’t wait to dump my Sunoco stock if it goes up. What a terrible company to layoff so many experienced workers while still maintaining a profit. I wonder how many of the 750 were over 45 and so close to retirement. Is the new CEO trying to make this company lean for a buyout or joint venture? She should have gotten rid of the fat asses who do nothing but yell and don’t know what they are talking about.

      Comment by anonymous — March 23, 2009 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

    • I have been a union employee in an oil refinery for 27 years. Can you please tell me where I can go to find that job where I only turn one or two valves a day. It sounds great. Unfortunately, noone that I know can tell me where that refinery is. I work long hours of rotating shift while the engineers are home in bed. And by the way, they don’t know how to do my job. That applies to every operator in every refinery in the world. Before you make such brash statements you should know what you are talikng about.

      Comment by Bob653 — March 23, 2009 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

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