Over at Sam Ruby's blog there was an interesting and fun discussion about IBM's expectation that it's employees who blog will add a standard disclaimer to their blogs.
Since this blog is hosted by IBM at developerWorks I figure I am already covered, so I wanted to make a reverse disclaimer.
Therefore I will make no apology for the fact that I am an IBMer and proud to be so.
Before I shifted to this job at Extreme Blue I thought hard about whether I could do the recruiting role, in particular could I confidently and honestly sell IBM as a cool place to work.
So I am here and it is cool - I am passionate about my job and the people I work with.
I will feel that I have succeeded, if the Extreme Blue interns succeed and have so much fun that they join IBM and go on to have long and happy careers.
Whatever I do for work has to matter to me and I love the fact that IBM is striving to be a values driven company and these values were developed as a shared effort by all IBMers.
When I was recently job hunting fo a new role within IBMers I spoke with one manager who laughingly told me that she hoped I was not saying at interviews that I wanted to make a difference.
Well I am sorry but I do want to change the world and it seems that I am not alone in this.
The IBM disclaimer