Updated Mar. 25, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.

Premium Lock Lenovo reaffirms commitment to hiring IBM x86 workers in RTP

Published: 2014-03-25 07:46:00
Updated: 2014-03-25 09:28:13

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IBM on Monday reportedly began telling workers in its x86 server business whether they would be transferring to Lenovo or not. IBM won't comment, but Lenovo reaffirms its stated commitment to hire some 2,000 IBMers in RTP alone. Meanwhile, the proposed IBM-Lenovo deal receives government approval in India....

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The reason Lee Conrad hasn't heard anything is because it's none of his business. He doesn't represent me at IBM and he won't represent re at Lenovo. One of the great things about this deal is that we won't have Lee Conrad sticking his nose where it doesn't belong.
Systems and technology had some "iffy" employees; rather than doing any work themselves, they hired contractors which they treated like "field hands". They did not include the contractors in any meetings, and, when the massas were annoyed, they hauled the suspect into the conference room with the contract house and harassed the poor thing. They refused to learn the new tools which IBM required, so it's easy to see why IBM wants to be rid of them. Their "work" consisted of talking to family on web cam, surfing the 'net, and complaining they were made to leave Boca Raton. Good luck, Lenovo.
My wife was part of the 2005 Migration and is still working for Lenovo. Just like any acquisition, there's always a "shakedown period" (Navy-ism) to weed out the 'clock watchers'.

I too worked there for 12 years and left on my own volition back in 2011; I saw the writing on the wall then. Sounds like you waited too long to do anything about your (possible) situation. Quit being bitter and get off your duff and make something happen!
Two comments. First, why IBMr's are being quiet. Well, duh. Until you know that you have a job in the new company, the last thing you are going to do is mouth off about this sorry deal. And as far as the value of any job with Lenovo, look at what happened when they bought IBM's PC business in 2005. They started laying IBM'rs off within the first year. If I were an IBMr working for STG, I'd be looking for a job somewhere else now, hoping to get one before thousands of other IBM'rs are tossed out on the street.
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