Thread regarding IBM layoffs

Show everything you know?

Why do I now only give 60 percent of my best? I only made a mistake once and showed that I know how to do something that is not my job, to help. After that, it became my job. I made that mistake because I forgot the advice of older colleagues to never show everything I know, because it will not bring me anything but more work. I didn't even get a thank you for the work I did.

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Amazing, I read your post, and it happened to me also.

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Post ID: @3iqj+1b1e1jQd

I agree with @1ssl+1b1e1jQd, it is all about claim codes at IBM... don't do any work unless you can charge it... it does not matter if it is an internal or external claim code.

No claim code = no work.

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Post ID: @1uga+1b1e1jQd

If someone asks for help or knowledge, ask for the Claim code, otherwise you do not have time for them.

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Post ID: @1ssl+1b1e1jQd

You are not capable of functioning at 100%, that’s why you are here. No one else will have you.

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Post ID: @1xav+1b1e1jQd

I did not realize this was happening to other people too. There's another recent post about someone doing 30% and/or only actually working 1 out of 5 days. I do that too! But I am the only person in my group that knows anything and even that 20% seems miraculous to the rest. Sad.

Also, keep your very best ideas to yourself. Tell nobody. The IBM patent process is not worth the pain for the few hundred bucks. If you leave IBM having told nobody about it, the idea is yours!

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Post ID: @cqu+1b1e1jQd

Tell your manager this is not your responsibility and you are not getting paid for it. Or tell them U have no time for it.

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