Reply to post: ....the tip of an iceberg

As many as 100,000 IBM staff axed in recent years as Big Blue battles to reinvent itself from IT's 'old fuddy duddy'

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....the tip of an iceberg

It ignores all the people that have been eased out using various cunning plans.....

- Being encouraged to retire early

- Being encouraged to retire early or quit by moving them into a shit job

- Being encouraged to retire early or quit by making life unacceptable such as having to fly to another location every week

- Forcing roles back into an office they don't have any reason to commute to (so much for flexible working) while making it difficult to reserve a desk

- Forcing people into a limited number of locations meaning you can uproot your family or fuck off (targets older workers who have put down roots)

- Setting quotas for annual review ratings

- Telling resourcing people in Costa Rica not to staff you onto projects

- Setting the expectation you might be axed soon and the package is shit so go find a new job now and quit

- Finding ways not to pay any bonuses

- Generally ignoring you and hoping you bugger off

... the list goes on, anyway these don't end up in the layoff numbers.

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