IBM sued over age discrimination

Kaneva Player-1
Sep 18, 2018 8 Comments

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-17/ibm-is-being-sued-for-age-discrimination-after-firing-thousands

Personally impacted by this every time a recruiter scans my profile or resume. As if older engineers stop learning (they don't). Companies are laying off more expensive genXers in favor of cheaper, more "passionate" aka crunch-tolerant younger workers. Calling it a skills shift will not hold water to a non techie judge who wont see the difference between a PHP or Node programmer.

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  • Chevron / Sales
    newtoSF

    Chevron Sales

    BIO
    I just moved to San Francisco Bay area from Houston I Have been an Account Executive, Technical Sale, and Account Management roles for the past 6 years.
    newtoSFmore
    This just makes me sick and how can it be tolerated??? Is this part of diversity that Tech companies keep harping about??? There are more prejudices in Tech than any other industry I have ever seen.
    Sep 18, 2018 2
    • IBM / Eng Leetcode
      No the diversity applies to women/minorities
      Sep 18, 2018
    • Chevron / Sales
      newtoSF

      Chevron Sales

      BIO
      I just moved to San Francisco Bay area from Houston I Have been an Account Executive, Technical Sale, and Account Management roles for the past 6 years.
      newtoSFmore
      Oh I see. I think of diversification as a whole on every level. Age, sex, race and etc.
      But age discrimination applies to women and minorities as well.
      Thanks for clearing it up IBM.
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Microsoft quitn0w
    Great timing. Microsoft ,unfortunately, has injected too much of IBMers jumping the ship that also brought this culture of discrimination, gaslighting and silent retaliation into our "used-to-be collaborative" culture. And no, as a people manager, I did not discriminate in hiring people of all ages categories.
    Sep 18, 2018 1
    • people are the same in everywhere
      Sep 18, 2018
  • Chevron / Sales
    newtoSF

    Chevron Sales

    BIO
    I just moved to San Francisco Bay area from Houston I Have been an Account Executive, Technical Sale, and Account Management roles for the past 6 years.
    newtoSFmore
    They should penalize IBM to the max and make an example out of them so no other corporation would even think about it ever again. This should not even be a topic of discussion or even make news.
    Sep 18, 2018 0
  • Revinate je82id6
    What’s the difference between PHP and Node?
    Sep 18, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    DeafNDumb

    New Eng

    PRE
    McGraw-Hill Education
    DeafNDumbmore
    Are we supposed to act surprised? The time of the millenial is now.
    Sep 18, 2018 0