Your time at IBM may have been an unforgettable joy, a roller coaster ride, or an uncomfortable journey. Most likely it was a bit of all three. Opinions about the IBM working experience are varied, but never bashful. For many people their time at IBM was a blessing, but they are now bitter about the way things are playing out and wonder what to do next.
It is upsetting for a lot of people to see IBM let go of thousands upon thousands of loyal employees, while at the same time reporting good profits. Also disheartening are reports of IBM’s expansion plans in other areas. There will be many opportunities in these locations, but mostly for newer ( i.e., less expensive ) hires.
If you have already been RA’d, or if you are on the bench waiting for the other shoe to drop, your feelings about the situation do not matter in the IBM scheme. There is little you can do to stay with the company. Accept the situation, take a deep breath and become proactive about searching for new job opportunities. Move on and leave IBM in the past.
Even if you feel temporarily safe from the most recent round of cuts you should not become too complacent. Especially if you are in a non customer-facing role. The prudent thing is to reflect on your future prospects outside of IBM.
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