Re: Back when IBM was a good company
>pity that HR never seems to qualify for these 'career options"
HR went a long time ago. Everything's done from Hungary nowadays. Similarly, payroll is all in the Philippines. I was in a meeting in IBM recently and discovered that in the US, first line support had all gone to India now with everyone being sacked. In the UK they're still here, presumably because they can't get rid of them quickly enough.
All IBM customers I know have vowed to stop using IBM in future. Bit like a car salesman saying "yeah I know that death trap I sold you had been clocked and was a cut-and-shut, and I told you to fuck off when you wanted a refund, but now I'm selling windows. Would you like to buy some windows?"
Of course, there are plenty of IBM customers who will continue to be IBM customers, because IBM are on the "approved vendor" list, and the wining and dining experience is far more important than the product, which doesn't really matter when you're spending someone else's money and you don't have to take any responsibility for it.