IBM is laying off more than 1,000 employees

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  • Microsoft Vbsm66
    IBM practices age discrimination. They're laying off old people and hiring young people.
    Jun 6 22
    • Clover Health sses
      Source for that data? And is there an equal source saying those in their 50s don't provide the same or more value to the company?
      Jun 7
    • Intel pFVD84
      Personal experience at PE firm.

      Kaiser pegs it at 3x more expensive for the average situation ($7K vs $20K), which tech and IBM grant much higher benefits than average.

      Who said older employees do provide more value? I’m just saying they provide the same (though the output of coders in their 50s who has a family WLB is much less than a single person in their 20s/30s).
      Jun 7
    • Clover Health sses
      Sorry, not going to be convinced by personal experience.

      Who says their output is less? You? From personal experience? Completely baseless.
      Jun 7
    • Intel pFVD84
      IBM. If they produced more than their costs, they wouldn’t be fired.
      Jun 7
    • Clover Health sses
      Doesn't matter what you or IBM thinks. It's discrimination plain and simple. Precedent already exists for this very reason.
      Jun 7
    • Intel pFVD84
      So in your world, you aren’t allowed to discriminate based on your net value produced for the company? You should go work for the government.
      Jun 7
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      Tell me, do you plan on staying young forever and no wlb?
      Jun 7
    • Intel pFVD84
      Not young now and have wlb, but it’s a choice and I understand the trade offs.
      Jun 7
    • Autodesk sodjdjekrm
      If you dont believe you’re worth more, thats understandable but telling everyone to think they’re worth less than what they believe is plain ignorance.
      Jun 7
    • Intel pakajdj88
      I’m not saying either, I’m saying that old people cost more for the value they produce, on average. Otherwise, they wouldn’t get laid off.
      Jun 8
  • Uber Caramba8
    You need those unfilled jd to justify visas
    Jun 6 1
    • Kemper / IT Sub-Zero
      Sure ~9k openings is the magic number.
      Jun 6
  • Amazon / Eng Vulgar
    Oh, it must be Spring.

    Seriously, do some research. IBM has only one arrow in the quiver: Layoffs.
    Jun 6 1
    • IBM dwt
      2: Buybacks.
      Jun 6
  • IBM dwt
    We have to pay for redhat somehow. $100 says if/when that deal goes thru, you’ll see some major cuts for true “repositioning”.
    Jun 6 0
  • IBM dwt
    Wait till redhat goes thru. Then the axe will really swing.
    Jun 7 0
  • IBM dwt
    1.7 out of 300k is nothing. Happens all the time. Barely over only half of 1%.
    Jun 7 0
  • IBM / Eng
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    1.7k really isn't much
    Jun 7 0

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