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Livermore Lab asks 600 employees to quit jobs by June 13

Original post made on Jun 6, 2013

The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory has asked 600 employees to consider quitting with applications for Self-Select Voluntary Separation Program being accepted now and those who qualify leaving their jobs by June 13.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 4:47 PM


Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Jun 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

And if they do not quite, what happens. Does their employment get nuked?(no pun intended)

Just a thought...Julia Pardini from Alamo

Posted by JOseph, a resident of Danville
on Jun 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

It seems to me that instead of looking at ways to be more efficient, the government and its agencies instead run to terminate employment.
What happens to the tasks these 600employees were performing?
Perhaps they should be looking at reducing the outrageous pension benefits that are given to some government workers.

Posted by Curious, a resident of Danville
on Jun 6, 2013 at 9:41 am

....I'm sure it is a very lucrative package.... Somehow, we the taxpayers are going to take a hit...

Posted by Louise, a resident of Danville
on Jun 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Here comes the right wing lunatic bandwagon blasting lazy workers, benefits and how our government is the root of all problems.

Posted by Demsda Phax, a resident of another community
on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Joseph: what, do you think, happens when "government becomes more efficient?" People lose their jobs, is what happens, or have you been asleep since the 1980s?

Federal employment has been flat for the past 5 years (surprised?), whereas total government employment, which grew from < 20 Million in 2000 to > 22.6 Million in 2009, has now fallen to 21.8 Million. Lab jobs are mostly federal, I'd guess, and they're being affected, too. Web Link The 2010 spike is just temps doing the Census.

Basically, one person's deficit reduction is another person's laid-off livelihood. It is always, and here, very sad for those who are losing the jobs.

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Jun 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

Demsda Phax...what banana boat did you fall from..."GOVERNMENT GETS MORE EFFICIENT"... My God what a stupid statement. You must be a government employee that really believes in miracles.

WOW...know wonder the rest of us are in trouble.


Julia Pardini from Alamo

Posted by Julia, a resident of Alamo
on Jun 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Oops .. sorry for the rant. Forgot my medication again.

Julia Pardini from beautiful Alamo