IBM is firing yet another 5,000 workers, offshore outsources their jobs and forcing highly skilled Americans to educate and train their cheap offshore replacements. In just the past 2 months IBM has victimized 10,000 workers in this manner. Meanwhile IBM is running an expensive ad campaign to get U.S. government contracts, particularly Stimulus money. That's right, your tax dollars.
Do we really want to award U.S. taxpayer money to a company who routinely forces it's employees to train their replacements only to be fired?
Alliance @ IBM has some details:
Starting next week several Hartford delivery teams will be working directly with fellow IBM team members from India to begin the second phase of our Global delivery solution planned for the Hartford account. The teams will be engaged in a multi-week effort to facilitate knowledge transfer to prepare for migration of specific work activities to global delivery counterparts later in 2009
For all of you not familiar with corporate screw job speak, knowledge transfer means training your own replacement before being fired.
Earlier IBM told employees to offshore outsource themselves.
Just say No! NO WAY should IBM receive one dime of U.S. federal and state contract money. But either should offshore outsourcing body shops (which IBM basically is, along with HP)!
Forget it. We can easily take all of these highly skilled workers, create new companies and give them the contract. After all, they were just forced to train their replacements! Wouldn't it be better to enable ex-IBMers to say screw you IBM and not train their replacements for the benefit of India and China, take that expertise to a new U.S. corporation and put all of those skills to work for America?