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originally posted by: Zarniwoop
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
All those are regurgitating a story by a Forbes silicon valley contributor, Robert X. Cringely, from 1/22
The headlines today are indicating IBM is denying the rumor.
Kind of makes you wonder if Bob Cringely had anything to gain by misreporting.
originally posted by: Silcone Synapse
a reply to: douglas5
Computers now able to do the jobs people used to maybe?
Seems to be happening everywhere...
The start of the robot apocalypse is upon us.
originally posted by: graceunderpressure
a reply to: stosh64
The video is pretty accurate to the way that many IBMers feel. But, I decided a long time ago to treat the relationship with the company as a purely business association. And, unlike the bloke in the video, I set about making myself indispensable to them and maintaining the highest quality work -- for myself -- to keep them as a "customer." Gone are the rah-rah company days. Unless you're self-motivated, you won't survive in this environment.
This is not a sign of IBM struggling or failing or going under - this is just another American company gutting its American work force in favor of dirt cheap tech workers they can import for a fraction of the cost of their traditional American worker
originally posted by: blacktie
a reply to: graceunderpressure
they had a very successful operation running , made a big difference to many of us here today
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: douglas5
Well look at it this way... they can all become welders and HVAC techs! Oh wait we dont need those as much as everyone says we do...
Yup, a basic income and a smaller workweek is where we are going people. Its unavoidable why do we continue to resist it?
I had a team of 10 people managing little ol' me, and I was the only one actually doing any work.
originally posted by: douglas5
A report by a respected Silicon Valley journalist for Forbes says around 26% of the company's 430,000-strong workforce will be cut this week.