samedi 5 septembre 2015

Dev & MW RIF

As reported by the register, and multiple tweeter feeds, last week seems to have been final to few hundreds  employees in the Dev/MW Organisation.

Reports mention impacts on Java (with huge discussions again regarding the product strategy) , MW Products, Technical Writers positions. 

Well... Back a few days ago, the organization still reported 30800 Employees;

At the very same time, 10 Development VPs have also been impacted. Linked-in status shows some of them already acting in other companies (Verifone, Medallia). 
Others, now show "Open to opportunities". 
  Read More : Twitter, Officewall, tweet-cfdtoracle,

dimanche 12 juillet 2015

Oracle Software Support Chile - The End

 Friday Morning - An all hands meeting to announce this is the end of a 6 years story.

This support center had 120 employees, very professional and happy to help.
 62 of them have already joined the very new Ex Oracle Chile Facebook group.

We're very sorry for this, happening all of a sudden- You'll be missed.

vendredi 10 juillet 2015

Oracle Software Support in Chile ceased today

You will have problems finding an official annoucement regarding the end of this story.
The communication plan is tight, and all communications  have been secured by conference calls only.

However, you may see by yourself the numerous goodbye/farewell messages sent here.

Despite the very sudden announcement to the impacted employees, the goodbye messages are very kind, and positive about these past years. You'll appreciate this one : "Good luck with my SRs!!!"  

Good luck to you, dear collegues, and as you say "Hasta Pronto".

Comments are welcome below.

mardi 9 décembre 2014

LuxLeaks - So many corporation secrets exposed

Tax avoidance has become such a well paid consulting opportunity !
Apple, Amazon, Ikea are been seriously blamed and, for the first time, may trigger a real change in Europe, now talking about Fraud, not just the near-legal-tax-optimization-game.

We're talking here about a huge scandal, where Billions of Euros fly out of the country tax forks.

And what about Oracle on this ? Is the double irish schema working fine enough ?

 Oracle UK Results (Near Zero), Oracle France Tax Results (Negative),   ...  

Read More : UK 25% "Google" TaxPWC worried explainations Fraud or Optimisation ?,

mercredi 2 avril 2014

Corporate tax policy transparency

Oracle France Works Council is entitled, once a year, to submit its questions to the subsidiary share holders.

We focused those questions this year on the tax optimisation process that may be of interest in many other countries - Read more here (Company Intranet).

Financial Dept interests, Global Contracts Pay backs, Tax Pay backs are some of the areas covered here.

Again - An other issue on fair revenue accounting from corporations.

mercredi 23 octobre 2013

Work@Home Agreement in France

Oracle France Labor unions have unanimously signed an agreement regarding Work from home.

This agreement brings the following considerations :
- The Work@Home request is initiated by the employee and the answer to the approval request is provided in a maximum of 30 days.
- The work contract is changed to allow 40 to 100% of Work@Home.
- Work@Home may be denied to an employee, but a written justification has to be provided.
- Work@Home can be cancelled by any party with a one month notive.
- Temporary Work@Home can also be allowed up to 11 months to cover special events (new born, broken leg, relocation, elder care...). 
- insurrance, and employee home office compliance is clarified.
- Office furniture may be purchased through iProc or by the employee up to a maximum of 350 Euros.
- Employee has to comply with any request for meetings by his management under a notification process commonly agreed with the manager.
- High Speed Internet is reimboursed under the general expense policy.
- A monthly allocation is provided to home workers to compensate energy & office occupation (2 days = 10 E, 3 days = 65 E, 4-5 days = 81 Euros).

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lundi 2 septembre 2013

Forecast : A Prediction as of coming events or conditions

One of the essential managing skills, especially within Oracle is Forecasting. 

How come so few anticipation of change is shared with employees before things get to a critical point?

The EWC wrote in one of its recent opinion "This planning would help identify and highlight jobs at risk, allow for budgeting of training and enable the implemention of repositioning / re-skilling plans before reaching the point where job losses become a necessity."

The lack of social forcast seems to be a very common problem as the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has made a formal complaint to the EU Ombudsman on the treatment of the EP’s report calling for legal action on the restructuring and anticipation of change (Read more).

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