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[–] Biscuitbaiter 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago 

Sounds to me like they saved money last week by getting rid of some perceived "bloated" company salaries. Now they can hire new employees at a fraction on the original cost while adding to their staffing numbers going into the busy summer.

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[–] Sciency 3 points 48 points (+51|-3) ago 

A smart worker would be a fool to work for such a company. It's like dating someone who cheated on their last SO with you. You really think they wont do it again first chance?

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[–] thrus 1 points 70 points (+71|-1) ago 

Or a smart worker would take the job and after 6 months start looking for a new one but now with IBM listed on their resume. Why not make use of them for their name if they are going to use workers like this?

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[–] Lobotomy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Let's face it; you put on your resume that you worked for motherfucking International Business Machines, and you can work anywhere. I'd do it just to get my foot in the door at Silicon Valley.

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[–] dickvomit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Employment relationships aren't like that in the professional world, no one goes in thinking "I finally landed a job at X company, I bet we will be together until I retire!" You assume they probably have funding on their project for at least the next year or two otherwise they'd be financially better off hiring you as a contractor than as an employee, and you go from there. Likewise, employees stay on with a company for a few years to at least not screw over their hiring manager and eventually move on to some other company for more interesting work or better benefits.

That said, everyone I've known who worked at IBM said they were quite happy to be free from its bureaucracy. There probably are plenty of career IBM'ers who sat on their laurels too long, complacency is an easy thing to do.

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[–] 5287422 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Isn't that what IBM and the other companies is counting on so they can keep salaries low into perpetuity?

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[–] 0fsgivin 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Wonder how many work visas the company is going to try and get...

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I'm sure as Barry's last act in office he will ok 18,999 hb1 visas for Ibm so they can pay their "new" workforce $.06 per hr now, plus a generous grant to the Clinton Obama Crookery Foundation.

It's all technically legal so...

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'll guess somewhere around 20,000

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[–] armday2day 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Just because I clicked the link doesn't mean I want a vid to play. Fucking CNN

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[–] 5284779 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Here you go. An archive.is snapshot.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I've learned my lesson to never bother clicking a CNN link. It's the correct choice.

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[–] myriadic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

that's why i don't feel bad about using noscript

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[–] Ghetto_Shitlord 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

If they trained you in the first place. Employers want everyone to come without the "hassle" of training.

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[–] TheDude2 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Besides the strategic initiatives, we believe restructuring is also to reduce costs by moving to low cost regions (some jobs are believed to be moving to India and Costa Rica).

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[–] carbanara 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sometimes organizations and departments of people who are strictly Politics.

Could have been a silo department that was threatening a coup. This stuff happens in huge companies.

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

talk of bringing in a union could cause a company to clean house.

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[–] Firinmahlazer 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

From what I've heard Dell is notorious for this as well

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[–] DickHertz 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

The reason is almost certainly as stated. One part of the business is going down so they are going to attempt to rebalance their workforce to where they the future money is - in the cloud. Probably a lot of the movement is due to business units wanting to be actual customers instead of customers of the kind IT departments have a.k.a hostage situation.

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[–] Lobotomy 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago  (edited ago)

'Duh Clowd' is a dying buzzword. It's all about the IoT now. The King is dead, and all that.

You know what "The Cloud" is? Motherfucking remote fileservers. A technology that has been had for 40 years, since fucking ARPANet. Nothing new, nothing original, just something that's always been there, with a fresh, new, name.

Lucky Strike -- "It's Toasted!"

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[–] DickHertz 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

I hope you have a good retirement plan in place.

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[–] JimboBillyBobJustice 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Ginni Rometty : Gotta cut those expensive legacy employees that have good benefits.So we can hire 2x as many at a lower hourly wage and no benefits and increase my salary and bonuses this year

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