I know everyone's got tunnel vision about their own job security right now and that's about all most can see or care about, but here's a question worth considering.
IBM desperately wanted to dodge the 90 day notice they're required to give. Simple question.
What does IBM gain by avoiding this requirement? And before you're tempted to pass this off as a minor detail, consider that it was no minor detail to IBM Execs, who took the time to do their best to avoid complying with it.
I see this kind of thing going on at many companies, much more than ever before. A desperation to hide layoffs, conceal the true state of the company, downplay, spin, and sometimes outright lie about the number or severity.
It's as if major corporations are united in an effort to convince the public that "Everything is AWESOME!" when it isn't, and I can't help wonder where the government gets their stats about lowest unemployment in history, with so many layoffs happening, from retail to healthcare and Tech and much more.
Call me crazy, but I don't just accept what I'm told when my own eyes tell me a different story.