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Take a Big Blue cheque and go: IBM settles 281 UK age discrim cases

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bright graduates picking other employers instead of bringing their smarts under Big Blue's roof

This seems a somewhat self defeating way of solving that problem, as any graduate who really is bright should realise that the IBM career ladder will end up with a sudden drop for them too once they have advanced for a sufficient length of time to be also thought of as yesterday's papers. They should also bear in mind the fact that the wisdom and experience of the older staff won't be there for them to tap into any more, or guide them away from foolish mistakes brought on by naive youthful trend following.

All of this gives IBM a faint aura of midlife crisis causing the desire to buy a sportscar, or a church deciding that the young people aren't interested any more so what they really need to attract the kids is some of that newfangled rock music with a bit of Jesus stuff in it.

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