Airgas

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Recent Layoff Tells/Reviews on Airgas

Layoff

Layed off. Not a fun prospect, but I was looking already, so i wasn't displaced for long. However, the reason given was "tenure", and I was the longest tenured person in the department.

Airgas is a highly politcal machine. If you're not well liked by managment, they'll find a reason to excuse you. I was there for 7+ years, and have been on both sides of that coin.

Regional Presidents lack basic managerial skills, critical thinking, and are very good at CYA. Some AVP's are even worse. On the other hand, some are very good at what they do and deserve praise.

Here's hoping ARG is purchased by Air Products. It'll be a big culture shock for RC's to see how a business is supposed to be run.
By Someone - as Ex-Employee
By Singer
What they laid you off because you were the highest tenured? I thought it worked the other Way around - the most recent joiners get laid off first
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The Layoff Game

As of mid-late 2009, Airgas is in the layoff state. They are randomly selecting positions to terminate without warning. After all, they can't buy up all those other companies if they're wasting money on you. They're handing out letters that cheerily inform you that "due to the current economic state" Airgas does not have a position for you, but you are more than welcome to apply back at a later date. There is no severance package. You don't get first preference when your job becomes available again. You just get your name back in the pile. Way to go Airgas! What a bang-up job!
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