Did you see the IBM third quarter results. Layoffs soon?

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My bad, was insensitive. Good luck OP!

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Thought the results were positive. Why do you think layoffs are coming?

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I'm honestly excited that I no longer have to see the stupid headbands she always wears. She looks like a 5 year old.

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Not funny bro...some of us are fucked

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Isn’t it like the 29th quarter at this point? At least they’re consistent. I’m frankly amazed Ginny still is a job.

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I heard they were giving her a waiver on the mandatory retirement. Is Bridget k. Still waiting in the wings?

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@ibm3 a big part of why I left was the quarterly videos from Ginny where she basically said “My strategy is perfect, it’s all you losers who are ruining it”

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22nd straight quarter of declining revenues. How many more can we sustain?

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Ginny is retiring nov. thank god for IBM policy.

Oh right. @ 60. Who's next?

I sure don’t miss jumping on the IBM Alliance page every quarter to see where the axe was falling.

Sour 🍇😘. Chillax. It's not an easy job to rebuild a plane while flying it at the same time.

Best part is leadership blaming the teams for IBMs failure to be competitive

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