IBM does not fire people

by Volker Weber

IBM has funky names for firing their employees. Workforce balancing or resource actions, just to name two of them. In any case, it's a person with a spreadsheet that needs to get that earnings per share a little higher. A person you don't know and who does not know you.

Comments

Check the "Up in the Air" movie:"It is what sell, not what we do..."

Boudewijn Kiljan, 2014-02-28 09:09

They way how it works in many companies...
... unfortunately.

Bodo Menke, 2014-02-28 11:19

Die interessanteste deutsche Umschreibung dafür finde ich immer noch:
"Dem freien Arbeitsmarkt zur Verfügung stellen"

Das klingt so nach Chance und Aufbruch.....

Patrick Bohr, 2014-02-28 12:12

"Understand and execute."

Ingo Seifert, 2014-02-28 13:10

"How was your day in work?".
"Not good, I was resource-actioned"

Call it what you will. Everyone knows what it is. But sure that share price needs to get back on track eh? The emperor has no clothes left.

paul mooney, 2014-02-28 13:19

Paul, I find this corporate speak so disgusting, that I expect people to lie when their lips move.

Volker Weber, 2014-02-28 13:25

You and I both sir.

paul mooney, 2014-02-28 13:45

Make that three of us.

Tom Duff, 2014-02-28 15:12

and you call yourself friends...

Carl tyler, 2014-02-28 15:37

Wanna be my friend, Carl? :)

Tom Duff, 2014-02-28 15:38

With friends like you...

Carl tyler, 2014-02-28 15:39

... you don't need any others.

Tom Duff, 2014-02-28 15:40

Much love, so cute. Am I missing something here?

Volker Weber, 2014-02-28 16:06

Get a dog, people.

Sascha Siekmann, 2014-02-28 16:56

The dogforce was rebalanced to Bangalore.

Richard Schwartz, 2014-02-28 18:11

Because our Notes application is an end user focused solution, we gain general understanding of which companies use Notes around the world. Whenever an individual customer cancels, we contact them to learn why and if there is anything we can do to help.

Lately, we've seen several cancellations from IBMers who have been "Resourced Actioned", 'Laid Off", whatever IBM wants to call it.

Smart people, many tell me they have been at IBM for 20 years or more.

Ouch.

Eric Mack, 2014-02-28 18:32

And if a column has the word lotus in it you are doomed. Another key Lotus staff member "left" Singapore yesterday. The only reason it is not news anymore is because there hardly any Lotis left.

ray davies, 2014-02-28 21:24

Yep, and they rarely kill products... they just let them fade away.

Adam Osborne, 2014-03-01 01:52

Well, I guess they don't want that EBITDA to go south of 25%. They still want to "reward" their shareholders.

Erik Ferrari, 2014-03-02 12:20

Post a comment








Shall I remember this for you?




Use your full name and a working email address. Unless you want your comment to be removed. No kidding.



Recent comments

Johannes Matzke on Lumia 930 vs 1020 at 16:25
Hubert Stettner on The Nokia CR-201 mystery continues at 15:47
Gregg Eldred on Unfortunate AP headline at 21:28
Volker Weber on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at 17:34
Bernd Schuster on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at 14:52
Mark Ehmann on Probably not at 12:28
Martin Cygan on Probably not at 10:59
Stephan H. Wissel on Probably not at 09:16
Tom Weeghmans on Probably not at 08:41
Scott Hanson on Probably not at 07:31
Erik Ferrari on Probably not at 01:30
Daniel Naumann on Probably not at 00:40
Uwe Papenfuss on Probably not at 23:50
Thomas Lang on Probably not at 23:44
Volker Weber on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at 23:25
Sascha Westphal on Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at 23:18
Roland Dressler on The first million is always the hardest at 13:33
Thomas Lang on The first million is always the hardest at 14:14
Martina Kautz on The first million is always the hardest at 22:24
Pedro Quaresma on SensorCore :: Fitness tracking with an affordable smartphone at 19:56
Roman Weber on The first million is always the hardest at 11:54
Philipp Sury on The first million is always the hardest at 20:52
Karl-Henry Martinsson on The first million is always the hardest at 19:53
Bill Buchan on The first million is always the hardest at 19:20
Ben Poole on The first million is always the hardest at 16:42

Ceci n'est pas un blog

vowe.net is a personal website published by Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe. I am an author, consultant and systems architect based in Darmstadt, Germany.

rss Click here to subscribe

Hello

About me
Contact
Publications
Certificates
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions
Follow @vowe on Twitter

Local time is 16:37

visitors.gif

Tip jar

Archives

As most of my articles roll off the front page rather quickly, I am making an archive of previous posts available here. You can also use the handy search box at the top of the page if you are looking for something particular.

Last 30 days
More archives

Mobile tag for this page

© 1992-2014 Volker Weber.
All Rights Reserved.

Impressum