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OmarBadu
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http://www.wral.com/business/local_tech_wire/news/story/1280563/

the people i know over there avoided the axe - i guess it was somewhat to be expected though

4/19/2007 1:30:35 PM

xvang
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We've heard it coming from miles and miles away... we just don't talk about it much. It's not like you can do anything about it. No matter how hard you work today, if they want to cut you, they will. That's just how the coporate world is.

[Edited on April 19, 2007 at 3:42 PM. Reason : shrugs]

4/19/2007 3:41:33 PM

ToastyMuffin
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I guess they inherited more from IBM than their products.

4/19/2007 4:04:04 PM

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"I guess they inherited more from IBM than their products."


lets see...

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"However, out of those positions, approximately half will be transitioned to other countries...

Lenovo wants to move some of its supply chain positions closer to customers in other countries, Gorman said...

Some software testing jobs will be cut as well, with those positions moving to China, he added....

This is really about jobs moving to emerging markets, such as Brazil, Eastern Europe, India and China..."


yup, sounds about right

4/19/2007 5:41:14 PM

jtmartin
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unfortunately my dad was 1 out of 350 today...

4/19/2007 7:45:29 PM

OmarBadu
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i was told that most of them are being kept on until december though - but that the severance was shit because it was only 1 week for every year and nobody has been at lenovo for more than 2 years

4/19/2007 7:47:24 PM

jtmartin
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my dad told me they said he has two weeks left...

4/19/2007 11:13:44 PM

SouthPaW12
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^ Sorry to hear man

4/20/2007 12:39:56 AM

Skack
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"unfortunately my dad was 1 out of 350 today..."


ouch.

4/20/2007 8:13:25 AM

BobbyDigital
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"Lenovo wants to move some of its supply chain positions closer to customers in other countries, Gorman said..."


ah shit, i need to call up my neighbor. He's a supply chain manager over there... or was.

4/20/2007 8:33:08 AM

lafta
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and so the great depression begins....

4/20/2007 8:44:39 AM

BobbyDigital
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the sky is not falling, chicken lafta.

4/20/2007 8:45:46 AM

Redneck Bob
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4/20/2007 10:51:49 AM

The Coz
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^I protect America!

4/21/2007 3:22:11 PM

SouthPaW12
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didn't feel like creating another thread -- could be RTP related, though:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/05/ibm-gearing-up-to-layoff-over-100000-american-employees/

5/5/2007 12:12:10 AM

pmcassel
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^i think thats a rumor
100k is way too much

5/5/2007 2:05:31 AM

SouthPaW12
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^ They aren't "firing" 100k. They're "replacing" 100k. It's workforce size would likely remain pretty steady. It's not that far-fetched this day in age to be honest.

5/5/2007 9:58:30 AM

Excoriator
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in this day and age you fucking moron

5/5/2007 10:02:57 AM

XXX
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100k is almost their entire US workforce, gotta be false

5/5/2007 10:56:25 AM

BobbyDigital
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IBM has barely more than 100K workers in the US. laying off 150k doesn't add (or subtract) up.

5/5/2007 10:58:46 AM

Quinn
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im so glad im not an engineer


oh wait

5/5/2007 11:36:55 AM

BobbyDigital
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fucking indians, man.

5/5/2007 11:40:56 AM

kiljadn
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actually from what I've heard as of late, more like fucking brazilians

5/5/2007 11:54:34 AM

BobbyDigital
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I read that and it took me a second to not think about a minimally hairy vagina taking jobs from IBMers.

5/5/2007 12:50:46 PM

Charybdisjim
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"IBM has barely more than 100K workers in the US. laying off 150k doesn't add (or subtract) up."


Wrong, IBM Global services alone has 350,000 workers.

5/5/2007 1:26:00 PM

BobbyDigital
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http://www.ibm.com/ibm/us/

With 355,766 employees worldwide, that would leave only 5,766 employees to run the rest of the company throughout the world.

That's pretty crazy!

5/5/2007 1:46:09 PM

Charybdisjim
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^ IBM Global Services is most of that total then. That group had 190,000 people as of 2005 and every time IBM Global Services has absorbed a company or an IT division of a company they have added those employees to their numbers. It's freaking huge.

[Edited on May 5, 2007 at 2:59 PM. Reason : ]

5/5/2007 2:55:46 PM

pmcassel
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"the company employs about 150,000 workers in the United States"

http://tinyurl.com/2q7cjq

[Edited on May 5, 2007 at 3:32 PM. Reason : tinyurl]

5/5/2007 3:31:23 PM

damosyangsta
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they're replacing 100k jobs over 10 years. that's nothing.

5/6/2007 1:05:28 AM

BobbyDigital
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it's still a rumor started by a blogger.

5/6/2007 8:24:22 AM

XXX
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"Wrong, IBM Global services alone has 350,000 workers."


dude what are you talking about lol

5/6/2007 1:22:25 PM

Charybdisjim
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^ Several articles made it sound like that was the total for just GS.

5/6/2007 1:41:24 PM

BobbyDigital
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In quasi-related news:

NetApp to create 646 high-paying jobs in RTP

http://www.newsobserver.com/104/story/571895.html


Gets $15.3M in incentives from the state for investing $41.5M in its RTP campus.

5/8/2007 1:14:59 PM

Johnny Swank
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Didn't Levono get a fair amt of tax breaks and incentives to more here?

5/8/2007 1:28:32 PM

OmarBadu
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this article has made it's rounds here many times now
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2007/pulpit_20070504_002027.html

http://www.allianceibm.org/

this is when ppl get scared

5/8/2007 1:47:40 PM

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do they have to pay them back?

5/8/2007 1:47:58 PM

BobbyDigital
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^^^
Lenovo didn't move here per se. It was an existing part of IBM that was sold to Lenovo.

5/8/2007 3:20:51 PM

OmarBadu
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they got large tax incentives to build a facility in morrisville - they are still using it - they didn't layoff everyone

5/8/2007 3:22:33 PM

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PETER
The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy. It's just that I just don't
care.

BOB PORTER
Don't, don't care?
PETER
It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now, if I work my ass off and
Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime. So where's
the motivation? And here's another thing, Bob. I have eight different
bosses right now!

BOB SLYDELL
I beg your pardon?

PETER
Eight bosses.

BOB SLYDELL
Eight?

PETER
Eight, bob. So that means when I make a mistake, I have eight different
people coming by to tell me about it. That's my real motivation - is
not to be hassled. That and the fear of losing my job, but y'know, Bob,
it will only make someone work hard enough not to get fired.

5/8/2007 5:09:11 PM

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i think its safe to say that if you grew up in the raleigh area in the last 20 years, a lot of our moms and dads worked for big blue in any of its incarnations

5/9/2007 12:31:09 AM

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