Massive layoffs coming your way



  • With Donald Trump as a possible contender for POTUS, who would even consider investment in America?



  • Apparently not companies who thought that Lotus Notes was a good investment?



  • I'd like to see how actually employable these laid off oldtimers are.

    Similar things are happening in the old communist-era "public-owned" companies in Serbia. They are laying off 50-60 year old clerks, access/excel programmers, middle managers. People who spent their entire career "maintaining" some legacy system and otherwise hiding from work. People who consider showing up on time and being on good terms with the union people the sole measure of success.

    If this is the same type of thing with IBM, I'm not sure I feel all that sorry for those complainers from the article.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    WtfCorp corporate could use an oldtimer enema.

    As well as a management enema.

    We could do better with 25 percent of the headcount, but it would have to be a different 25 than the people responsible would choose.



  • @Weng said:

    WtfCorp corporate could use an oldtimer enema.

    As well as a management enema.

    That'd be a lot of enema.
    Would there be any functional bowel left afterwards?



  • @cartman82 said:

    I'd like to see how actually employable these laid off oldtimers are.

    Similar things are happening in the old communist-era "public-owned" companies in Serbia. They are laying off 50-60 year old clerks, access/excel programmers, middle managers. People who spent their entire career "maintaining" some legacy system and otherwise hiding from work. People who consider showing up on time and being on good terms with the union people the sole measure of success.

    If this is the same type of thing with IBM, I'm not sure I feel all that sorry for those complainers from the article.

    You can find tons of those "oldtimers" in a small country at the tip of the Malay Peninsula in South East Asia. Some of these "oldtimers" are not oldtimers either, the mindset however, is that of what you just described.


  • mod

    @WPT said:

    Penisula

    I'm pretty sure this is something I do not want.



  • Oops, my typo accident. Should have included in auto-correct dictionaries :smile:


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