IBM layoffs raise ire in N.Y. State Assembly

Mar 26, 2009 | Posted by: Iria | Full story: www.computerworld.com

Fallout from IBM's layoffs on Thursday spread over social networks like Twitter and on union message boards, as employees posted the news about their job losses in real time. There was a political reaction, too, in New York, where the company's headquarters are located.

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Yup, I guess Obama thinks these are "low skill, low wage" workers. Guess what big O You are supposed to represent the middle class working man.

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Damn You wrote:
Yup, I guess Obama thinks these are "low skill, low wage" workers. Guess what big O You are supposed to represent the middle class working man.
You can HOPE he will CHANGE but don't hold your breath!

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Skuttlebutt wrote:
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You can HOPE he will CHANGE but don't hold your breath!
I'm not, this moron LIED his way into the white house. Does he even realize how many "low skill" worker compose the middle class? This guy is living in a dream if he thinks we are going to become a country full of math wizards.
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I have to say with all the violations and hypocrisy IBM is still thriving because the Government is inept to find out the real culprits. I worked with IBM people in Government areas and I was surprised how easy it is to manipulate the Federal employees to IBM's benefits. So as other big companies like SAIC is taking the same advantage. IBM is moving 5000 jobs from America and we are still giving them government contracts. The US Gov should stop awarding contracts to IBM and instead start looking for small medium companies who are based in USA and hire in USA.
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Obama invited IBM to the White House not IBM kicked his butt by moving 5000 jobs from USA. Guess where IBM's money comes from? USA of course! Does Obama know?

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Ah yes.....So much change happening but very little hope. Thank YOU,Mr. President. 6 more months of "change" like this and it will be damn hard to find ANYONE who voted for Obama. But we'll still be stuck with him for the next 3+ years.
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1992 ROSS PEROT warned about deficit spending and GIANT SUCKING SOUND!IBM jobs are jobs americans just wo't do! free traders are the REAL terrorists!
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execute the ceo, problem solved.
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Let's see, if IBM loses money, their stock goes down. If they make money, their stock goes up.

Stay in USA with high labor costs,OSHA, unions,high taxes and and more government controls,you get a bail out and the Government will run your company.

Go out of the country, lower costs, make money,less tax and government controls, no bail out, and you get to keep your company.

Get ready people, this is only the beginning

Hmmmmmmm
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Rob wrote:
I have to say with all the violations and hypocrisy IBM is still thriving because the Government is inept to find out the real culprits. I worked with IBM people in Government areas and I was surprised how easy it is to manipulate the Federal employees to IBM's benefits. So as other big companies like SAIC is taking the same advantage. IBM is moving 5000 jobs from America and we are still giving them government contracts. The US Gov should stop awarding contracts to IBM and instead start looking for small medium companies who are based in USA and hire in USA.
Why would anyone expect IBM to have any ethics standards whatsoever? Remember this is the company that sold the Nazis all those Hollerith punchcard machines to help them keep tally of all those concentration camp victims and their valuables.

Then, they sold their PC unit to the PRC!

Ain't globalization grand?
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Damn You wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not, this moron LIED his way into the white house. Does he even realize how many "low skill" worker compose the middle class? This guy is living in a dream if he thinks we are going to become a country full of math wizards.
you stupid idiot what does this have to do with Obama when bush gave the outsourcing tax break

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Seems they have lots of money as they appear to be in talks to buy Sun Micro.
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IBM aka Into Big Money!

IBM and other companies that have their corporate office including headquarters in the USA, that cuts jobs here and sends them overseas, should be force to leave the USA.

They are not supporting the workers in the USA, they are taking advantage of tax shelters in this country.

The government of the USA is about as stupid as Box of Rocks trying to ride a tricyle. Obama says he is going to fix the problems.

Mr. Obama; deport IBM...

But wait you don't have that much common sense..........ALL BECAUSE YOU ARE A STUPID POLITICIAN! HAVE NO SENSE FOR DETERMINING THE PROPER DIRECTION FOR THE USA!

Use to work for IBM in the 1980, they treat the workers in the USA with a don't give a chit attitude.

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IBM received federal money and promised to create several hundred jobs. They have, but not in this country. To these rich bast**ds greed is more important than peoples lives and welfare. Is this what our fore fathers had in mind when they founded this country? Is this what our grandfathers and great grandfathers fought in the wars for? Is this what we elected our representatives to do for us? It is sad, very sad when a dollar is worth more than a person.
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Big Tiny wrote:
IBM received federal money and promised to create several hundred jobs. They have, but not in this country. To these rich bast**ds greed is more important than peoples lives and welfare. Is this what our fore fathers had in mind when they founded this country? Is this what our grandfathers and great grandfathers fought in the wars for? Is this what we elected our representatives to do for us? It is sad, very sad when a dollar is worth more than a person.
Yep, it is called 'capitalism,' and it is a 'winner-take-all' system. The rich win, the poor lose, simple as that. Only in socialism or communism do the losers still get to eat, and the winners don't win it all. Under a Darwinistic ideology, the strong survive and devour the weak. Now, Jesus Christ said that humans could get past Darwinism and help their weak and poor. But that Christian stuff sounds pretty socialistic/communistic to me. Better to stick with the 'one that brung ya,' capitalism.

At the end of the day, the rich are the winners, and are the ones that deserve our help. You see, the rich always need more money, YOUR money. Greed drives capitalism, and the greediest are on top in America. So all together now: SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES! SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES! SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES! DOWN WITH CHRISTIANITY, SOCIALISM, AND COMMUNISM. UP WITH CAPITALISM, GREED, AND DARWINISM. SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES!
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Save the Millionaires wrote:
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Yep, it is called 'capitalism,' and it is a 'winner-take-all' system. The rich win, the poor lose, simple as that. Only in socialism or communism do the losers still get to eat, and the winners don't win it all. Under a Darwinistic ideology, the strong survive and devour the weak. Now, Jesus Christ said that humans could get past Darwinism and help their weak and poor. But that Christian stuff sounds pretty socialistic/communistic to me. Better to stick with the 'one that brung ya,' capitalism.
At the end of the day, the rich are the winners, and are the ones that deserve our help. You see, the rich always need more money, YOUR money. Greed drives capitalism, and the greediest are on top in America. So all together now: SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES! SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES! SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES! DOWN WITH CHRISTIANITY, SOCIALISM, AND COMMUNISM. UP WITH CAPITALISM, GREED, AND DARWINISM. SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES!
SAVE THE MILLIONAIRES. the millionaires are saving each others ass. thats the problems with the poors, they couldnt even save their own ass. theres more infighting among the moron poors than the nasty filthy obscene greedy rich.
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It's time to sell your stock at IBM.

AND boycott their products. They want to take business out of country? Fine let um take it all--products included. I'm sur there are other companies who'd GLADLY take their place.
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Yup, I guess Obama thinks these are "low skill, low wage" workers. Guess what big O You are supposed to represent the middle class working man.
Like he gives a crap. He played the campaign game and millions of Americans fell for it. Now the honeymoon's over.
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<quoted text> I'm not, this moron LIED his way into the white house. Does he even realize how many "low skill" worker compose the middle class? This guy is living in a dream if he thinks we are going to become a country full of math wizards.
The FACT is we DO have some math wizards. Apparently though, we think they don't deserve an honest wage. SOOOO... it's ON to India, etc.

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Dinah wrote:
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The FACT is we DO have some math wizards. Apparently though, we think they don't deserve an honest wage. SOOOO... it's ON to India, etc.
You're right, the intelligent, motivated types are already jumping ship. Can you blame them?

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