Skip to comments.IBM fired up to 100,000 older employees to attract millennial workers, says lawsuit
Posted on 08/30/2019 12:35:43 PM PDT by rintintin
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If anything is going to kill the conservative movement, it’s gotta be this “get off my lawn” attitude towards the next generation. Like it or not, that generation is the future. We have to help them to live a better life, not sneer and push them away. Some of my friends work for start ups as engineers and benefit immensely from older experienced mentor figures.
If older people treat the younger generation as enemies, why on earth would so called Millenials want to follow their advice and way of living?
Common practice. Old workers are too expensive, too much vacation, too much sick leave and too much medical cost. They get rid of them just like people used to get rid of old plow horses or old cows that have had too many calves.
All I could think of when I saw the title.
“A Millennial Job Interview”
Started happening here in DC while I was a DoD contractor.
The Bush 2 administration changed the rules on contract personnel. High tech contracts stipulated the education and experience of most of the people that were to be used on the contract. These were high-end types with pay scales around $100K. The rules were changed so that the companies could hire a Project Manager fitting all the requirements for his/her job then they could hire young people who didn't have a clue to file the other technical jobs, using the Project managers resume to cover the lack of skills/knowledge for the other senior positions. The corporations were still paid for the higher salaries while paying most of the project employees entry-level wages.
I watched as deliverables declined and the quality disappeared. Those big companies would then ask for, and be granted, extensions to complete the work.
I sold my company and left the contracting world at that point. Bush 2 allowed all his corporate buddies to totally dominate the contracting world and not deliver what the DoD needed while raking in more cash.
It was disgusting.
This is hysterical and I bet accurate really sad if it wasnt so funny!!!
And get half the results.
Of course, you have to invent a more high sounding “official excuse” such as he offended some little snowflake.
IBM following the NFL model.
“Reducing overhead. Fire the $150k senior folks and replace for 1/2 the cost.”
...And then prattle on about how modern workers are no longer loyal to their employer.
Ok, I’ll bite...
In the 737-Max?
They do this at EA, the game company. I know at least 5 guys who since moved to Hollywood from their Canada operations that it’s an inside “SOP” to fire anyone past 30.
so they can bring in 100,000 Chinese spies from India ?
Ugh! I was a contractor at IBM in Longmont, CO for four long years...that was the worst place I ever worked.
[The one acceptable form of discrimination in the workplace.]
[Absolutely. Those of us who face this know it all too well.]
Sadly this is true in all IT companies and I expect all companies, and yes it is the one lawsuit no employee ever wins.
Especially if you’re a white guy over 50.
At 58 he was "to old".
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