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IBM To Cut More Than 110,000 Jobs

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    #11
    Originally posted by FatLazyContractor View Post
    As Suity sayd, it depends on what you do there ...
    Press Officer for IBM.
    What happens in General, stays in General.
    You know what they say about assumptions!

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      #12
      Originally posted by Platypus View Post
      Might be of interest to some folks on here:
      IBM To Cut More Than 110,000 Jobs - Report


      P.S. Sorry for posting an IT related story in General
      Seems like a bit of rumour mongering...

      An unconfirmed report...
      However, some technology commentators have said they are sceptical about the size of the reported cuts.
      Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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        #13
        Originally posted by MarillionFan View Post
        Nothing in the news here and Im slap bang in the middle of Silicon Valley. Sounds a load of bollocks to me.
        Er, this?
        Huh? As IBM Readies To Perform The Biggest Corporate Employee Cull In History, It Claims Cloud Leadership - Forbes

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          #14
          why do you think the bobs will go?
          "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

          I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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            #15
            Originally posted by vetran View Post
            why do you think the bobs will go?
            Cheap Labour no more the Silver bullet

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              #16
              Originally posted by vetran View Post
              why do you think the bobs will go?
              It's happened before,
              Job Cuts And Weeping Workers At IBM India - Forbes
              As IBM reportedly cuts 50,000 India jobs, CEO replaces Global Services leader -TechWire Insider :: The Skinny at WRAL TechWire

              But IMO there aren't that many able techs left in IBM. Many services are delivered from India, so deep cuts there would cause delivery issues I suspect. However, another POV, per a comment I read on another website, is that IBM customers are fed up with sub-standard off-shored services. See
              I, Cringely IBM's reorg-from-Hell launches next week - I, Cringely

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                #17
                Originally posted by FatLazyContractor View Post
                Check the status of WFH for contractors. The ones I worked with had pretty miserable stories with the IBM permies insisting on the contractors to be on site all week so that they can w@nk at home most of the time!
                I have been here since March 2010, and WFH has never been denied me.
                I was an IPSE Consultative Council Member, until the BoD abolished it. I am not an IPSE Member, since they have no longer have any relevance to me, as an IT Contractor. Read my lips...I recommend QDOS for ALL your Insurance requirements (Contact me for a referral code).

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                  #18
                  One article by one person. There's nowt on that tinternet ting.
                  What happens in General, stays in General.
                  You know what they say about assumptions!

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                    #19
                    Well not sure what experiences other people have had with IBM but mine were not positive.

                    Overpriced overblown software which requires in depth customisation to get it to do pretty much anything.

                    Poor development practices making the above a horror story.

                    I could go on but I won't.

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by zeitghost
                      Then again, if you can just sell 'em to someone else:

                      https://www.semiwiki.com/forum/conte...workforce.html
                      Indeed. One of the rumours is that GBS will be spun out into a new company, thereby reducing IBM's workforce by 100k in one go.

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