Saturday, February 7, 2009

IBM to Workers: Fuck You!

IBM to laid-off staff: Go to India

In a move to support the pinkslipped employees, the world’s largest technology employer has asked its laid-off employees in US and Canada to join its projects in cheaper-wage destinations like India, China, Brazil and Eastern Europe.
The memo said former workers will be put in contact with hiring managers at IBM in countries including Slovenia, Romania, Brazil, Nigeria, the Czech Republic, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

The company specified that only "satisfactory performers" who are "willing to work on local terms and conditions" should pursue the jobs. The wages paid to those moving would be as per the local standards. The company expects many may get lured by the offer as employees seek for "life experiences".


Wow. You just can't make this shit up, folks!

Anyway, I have this funny anecdote about why the U.S. economy is in the toilet. Maybe you've heard it...?

Naw...I's not a joke. It's a high stakes game of how to stay alive in modern America. And that takes money. The strange part is that the corporations that are supposed to be the backbone of our society have moved most of the wealth creation opportunities elsewhere.

Maybe they aren't our friends after all. Maybe we shouldn't be giving them so much slack and tax breaks.

Just a thought...