Thread regarding IBM layoffs

10% to 20% of IBM's workforce to go fully remote and never return to the office

The rest of us will be there 2 to 3 days a week

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They had this tactic a few years ago to get rid of a ton of older workers. IBM has gotten rid of so many offices that they can not even support all their employees coming in to work. We in Austin had to sit on the floor in the lobby to do our job the few days the mandate was in place until the fire marshal told ibm they were breaking code. Give the company what they demand. Show up and accomplish nothing as there are not enough mobility desks anyway. Get a Starbucks and have fun with chatting all day with your friends.

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Post ID: @2nvo+1aPaUqs0

Kyndryl will be acquired. Good luck working for an Indian firm. Get out now while you can.

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Post ID: @2dxa+1aPaUqs0

I am fine collecting paycheck working at home 9-5. If travel starts, I am gone.

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Post ID: @2imu+1aPaUqs0

Fake newz. It's been determined that it will be up to your team and your manager as to what works best.

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Post ID: @2jdq+1aPaUqs0

What happened to "Shoulder-to-Shoulder"?

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Post ID: @1fkm+1aPaUqs0

I would think 100% remote would be a positive for attracting talent to IBM.

Pok, Rochester, even Silicon Valley, etc are places folks really don't want to live.

The NE and Midwest sites have terrible weather, etc. Silicon Valley has exhorbitant cost of living.

Granted, the other edge of that sword is... offshoring is also quite likely/possible once that hill is climbed.

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Post ID: @1nuv+1aPaUqs0

Rumor has it kyndryl will be 100% remote.
IBM loves to waste money so they're beyond help.

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Post ID: @1vmg+1aPaUqs0

This makes no sense. I have been in at least 7 different jobs over the last 20 years. Every one of them have been remote. There was a big push 20 years ago to move folks out of the office. Some jobs had customer facing time others behind the scenes. This seems like a step back to the dark ages or a way to reduce head count without paying severance. I will not go back to having to sit in a open office trying to be on the phone all day with teams all over the globe. There are only some jobs which I feel are done better in a office environment.

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Post ID: @xze+1aPaUqs0

Kinda pointless to have less than 100% remote.

The productivity gain and W/L balance is mostly predicated on not having a commute. Also in not having to live near the coal mine... the ability to live in any locale one chooses.

I guess half a pie is better than no pie, but 100% remote is the best case IMHO.

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Post ID: @gus+1aPaUqs0

We were told by management to come to workplace 4 days a week in usa - wiggle room only on 1 day.

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Post ID: @ani+1aPaUqs0

Here is the source:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ib-ms-ceo-cautions-against-making-firm-plans-for-a-return-to-work-140929159.html
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