Anon: Still processing the information but there is an RA in progress and “I am affected”. I’m in GTS (work from home Boulder) and do mainframe engagement solutioning but it sounds like it will be larger than GTS. Word is the standard cheepskate severence.
Watching IBM Please keep anonymous. RA’d after 17 years. Systems Group. Age 49, told it was because of my experience and performance and the direct the business unit is going. Never less than a 2+ in the last 15 years. We all know what is really going on.
Watching IBM Anon: I knew it was gonna happen soon. IBM wants to get the people off the payrolls prior to 12/15, to save the 401k match. I was not affected, not sure about others on the account I am on. to be honest, we have already been decimated to the bare minimum, most of the account has already been replaced with Costa Rica IBMers.
Watching IBM Please keep this anonymous……. GTS Resiliency Services was affected by the RA today. Numerous people with 30+ years of service……Resiliency Services was hit hard in the very last RA. Pretty sad being that they support on-site customers.
Watching IBM PLEASE KEEP ME ANONYMOUS: Just got off a senior leadership call concerning GTS — MORE LAYOFFS are planned going into September. lots of discussion about how much brain trust is leaving and how much is going to fall on those left behind… also the fact that those who are RA’ed are NOT eligable for re-hire… a fact I was unawre…. unreal — really sad
Watching IBM Anonymous…. 19+ years. RA’ed today. Lost two jobs to landed resources from India. IBM = India business machines. GBS. Anybody that thinks they are safe. Your time is coming. But Ginny is building a chalet in the Swiss alps. Good luck. Finally over the waiting. Seen all my friends go before me.
Watching IBM Anon: Well got the call today, 22 years of service and I’ve been RA’d, 90 days with a severance of 1 month. Bitter sweet feelings since I’ve been VERY unhappy with the way things have been going the last few years. I’m in GTS (work from home in Broomfield/Boulder Co.) as a Transition Project Manager.
Watching IBM Anonymous please: Just got word that RAs are happening in GTS. So far, people working in the CICs, myself included, aren’t affected…looks like they’re targeting the wfh people again.
Best of luck to any that are affected.
Watching IBM From anonymous Hi – ugh. I’ve just heard about another RA happening today. An old coworker of mine from GBS is affected. He was notified today and his last day will be Nov. 29. No idea of size/scope of RA. My area here in Analytics was not included this time.
Watching IBM Anonymous please. RA’d in GTS US after 24+ years. The usual package. Out 11/29. Midrange OS support on solid commercial account, which is giving new business to IBM and phasing out support from ibm’s competitors. So new revenue on a growing green$$ account not a factor in keeping experienced US staff who know how to deliver.
Watching IBM Please keep anonymous. I was RA’ed today. I’m in the CIO. Was told that the reason is that my position is being eliminated due to co-location strategy to limit # of locations that CIO personnel are in. Some of my work will be transitioned to other resources & other work eliminated. I don’t know of other folks affected. Nearly 20 years service and a whole 1 month pay 😞
Watching IBM Anon: 15 years in this month. I got notified this morning my last day will be Nov 29th with 4 week severance. I am in the GTS area, my manager has to let go over 50% her people. The work is being moved to GDF since it’s all restricted work and we can’t send it offshore.
Watching IBM Anonymous please. RAs today in Software Group. 90 days to find another job and 1 month severance. Selection criteria was not shared. Co-worker had 19+ years tenure and 50+ years of age. Prayers for those impacted.
Watching IBM Please keep anon: Just got the call. US based in GTS global. Manager says HR calling it Work Elimination in US. Didn’t have overall numbers but said it was widespread and impacting 2 in group. Both “retirement eligible”.
CAnn Bell Now is the time to lift each other up. I have seen many friends and colleagues take LOAs, have serious health issues, and an all around decline in their quality of life. If anyone gets a line on outside opportunities, it would be good to share with the…
Harold Daub I was RA’d in the Massacre of March 2. Please consider contacting Sara Blackwell. Life is better away from IBM. I AM LIVING PROOF. Very traumatic when it happens but it is not good to be working always waiting for your number to be called. Protect US Workers and Sara are fighting to stop this nonsense. Please consider talking with Sara.