* Posts by scotposter

4 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Feb 2016

IBM turns panto villain as The Reg tells readers: 'It's behind you!'


Re: offering nothing but statutory minimum

Ah, you forget or don't know, statutory minimum in the UK is capped at a maximum payout of around 14k. The 1 weeks per annum, is capped at a max of £489 (or something like that) per week, so doesn't matter if you earn double that per week, only 489 counts towards the capped max payout.

El Reg Summer Lectures: Space, robots and digital homes


Virtual attendance ?

So where's the option to attend virtually ? Live streamed ? You can even live stream on facebook ! Geez. So much for "technology" lectures.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Wanna walk the plank voluntarily? You got it


"The government's role in this is their idiotic role over decades of signing free trade deals without "balance of trade" clauses. So when DoH outsource payroll jobs to Steria, or DWP outsource IT to HPE, who then move them to South Africa, India or wherever, the UK jobs disappear, the demand for the administrative, systems and mangement skills reduces, and the exchequer lose employee and and employer payroll taxes."

and when companies do it, they all ultimately are simply losing customers. A $40k job in the UK replaced by a $10k job in India, means the $10k person in India is not buying German or Italian or UK cars. They're not buying any products and services the UK (or EU) one would buy, they can't afford them.

IBM UK puts 1,352 Global Tech Services heads 'at risk'


Re: £14k for 20 years service?

Not true, that's the statutory minimum. Maxed at £475 per week, I'd expect a lot in the IT industry will earn more than that.