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IBM fired up to 100,000 older employees to attract millennial workers, says lawsuit
BigThink ^ | Aug 2 2019 | Stephen Johnson

Posted on 08/30/2019 12:35:43 PM PDT by rintintin

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To: frank ballenger

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?


41 posted on 08/30/2019 1:14:30 PM PDT by ThornJ56
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To: rintintin

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.


42 posted on 08/30/2019 1:21:30 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (We are governed by the consent of the governed and we are fools for allowing it.)
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To: rintintin

All I could think of when I saw the title.

“A Millennial Job Interview”

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=millennial+interview+youtube&view=detail&mid=F4360B1DF152DF533B74F4360B1DF152DF533B74&FORM=VIRE0&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dmillennial%2binterview%2byoutube%26form%3dEDGSPH%26mkt%3den-us%26httpsmsn%3d1%26plvar%3d0%26refig%3db5f16b4a1b3e4ca2867fb6a96914e311%26PC%3dDCTE%26sp%3d2%a26ghc%3d1%26qs%3dAS%26pq%3dmillennial%2bintervi%26sk%3dAS1%26sc%3d8-18%26cvid%3db5f16b4a1b3e4ca2867fb6a96914e311%26cc%3dUS%26setlang%3den-US


43 posted on 08/30/2019 1:21:40 PM PDT by 444Flyer (John 3 Revelation 20 Joshua 24:15 Pick a side...)
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To: Cobra64
Fire the $150k senior folks and replace for 1/2 the cost.

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.

44 posted on 08/30/2019 1:25:37 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: 444Flyer

This is hysterical and I bet accurate really sad if it wasn’t so funny!!!


45 posted on 08/30/2019 1:34:02 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: Cobra64

And get half the results.


46 posted on 08/30/2019 1:43:55 PM PDT by ealgeone
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To: dfwgator

Of course, you have to invent a more high sounding “official excuse” such as he offended some little snowflake.


47 posted on 08/30/2019 1:47:23 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: Cobra64

IBM following the NFL model.


48 posted on 08/30/2019 1:49:36 PM PDT by Midnitethecat (St)
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To: Cobra64

“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.


49 posted on 08/30/2019 1:51:48 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: ealgeone

Yup.


50 posted on 08/30/2019 1:53:48 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: DesertRhino

Yup


51 posted on 08/30/2019 1:54:04 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: frank ballenger
Doesn't happen in Civil Service....They work at obsolete jobs and young’ns are hired because of the new technology.
52 posted on 08/30/2019 1:54:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Fred Hayek

Ok, I’ll bite...

In the 737-Max?


53 posted on 08/30/2019 1:54:40 PM PDT by PfromHoGro (Orwell was overly optimistic.)
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To: rintintin

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.


54 posted on 08/30/2019 2:01:25 PM PDT by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy it. I hope every lib die.)
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To: rintintin

so they can bring in 100,000 Chinese spies from India ?


55 posted on 08/30/2019 2:05:58 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: rintintin; All

Ugh! I was a contractor at IBM in Longmont, CO for four long years...that was the worst place I ever worked.


56 posted on 08/30/2019 2:10:12 PM PDT by notdownwidems (Washington D.C. has become the enemy of free people everywhere!)
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To: SaveFerris

[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.


57 posted on 08/30/2019 2:10:51 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: snippy_about_it

Especially if you’re a white guy over 50.


58 posted on 08/30/2019 2:15:48 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: rintintin
My uncle was laid off there back in the early 90's.

At 58 he was "to old".

SSDD.

59 posted on 08/30/2019 2:15:56 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Human beings don't behave rationally. We rationalize our behavior.)
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To: catnipman
No, you buy your health insurance the same as you buy auto insurance, house insurance or life insurance.
60 posted on 08/30/2019 2:17:32 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Human beings don't behave rationally. We rationalize our behavior.)
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