Found this on facebook.
IF IBM is doing this to their employees, what are the big banks doing to their employees, AND YOUR DATA.
Please post this as anonymous.
The following is my response to a recruiter’s email about a job opening.
To whom it may concern, regarding the IBM position that you have contacted me about:
Normally if I’m not qualified for a position that a recruiter sends me, I just send their email to the circular file. But in this case I feel compelled to respond.
If you had actually read my LinkedIn profile, you would see that my most recent position was with IBM. That employment was terminated a few months ago, in spite of decades of stellar performance in multiple roles, proving over and over again that I was a model employee that was willing to do what I could for my company and if I had to learn something new to do my job better or move into a different role, my response was always, “Bring it on!” My employment termination from IBM was “forced retirement”…. yep, I was one of thousands impacted by one of the many resource actions IBM has used to terminate people just because of their age (over 50) and their national origin (born in the USA).
And if you follow Bloomberg or WRAL or Patrick Thibodeau or Robert Cringley or a whole slew of other business and technical publications and columnists, you would know that without a doubt, IBM is one of the most sleazy, unethical corporations in the world today. Their abuse of the H1B visa program in the United States is rampant. I and my American (US and Canadian) coworkers were doing our jobs perfectly well, thank you very much, but our jobs have been sent overseas. At the time that I was forced to retire, there were only two US located people on my team (I was the team lead of these two people as well as dozens located in China, Belarus, Brazil, and India). The two US resources were H1B visa and green card holders, both contract employees, whose national origin was Chinese. Furthermore, just two months after my team lead job was sent overseas, I found a job listing on Indeed for the EXACT SKILLS needed for my team (Hello….. I HAVE THOSE SKILLS!), and not only that, my specific former group was mentioned in the job description. It’s an understatement for me to say that I was just a bit ticked off. I was the ONLY United States citizen on a team of almost 40 people…. and they didn’t “need my skills”, yet I find my exact job listing on Indeed just a mere two months later??? I call FOUL.
You have to understand that the fact that some recruiter has begged me to consider another position at IBM…. well…. the only phrase I can come up with (without using questionable language) is that this is HIGHLY INSULTING.
I would not consider another position at IBM for any amount of money, because I KNOW BETTER than to sign myself up for their abuse again. The primary reason of course is that their treatment of their employees as well as their customers is nothing short of shameful. Secondly, Ginny Rommety is only the top of the list, but the entire board of directors is unethical and corrupt. And finally, have you looked at their financial results lately? Eighteen straight quarters of negative results? Why on EARTH would I want to join that sinking ship?
In conclusion, I have to ask you to please remove my name from your mailing list. I cannot and will not respond to future contact attempts from anybody that thinks that doing business with this corrupt company in ANY capacity is worth any amount of money that they are being paid.
Former IBM employee and proud American worker of a certain age