Hat tip to Business Insider - email came out that firing redundant workers is a key part of IBM strategy. The key is of course redundant ... if you define that as replacing old American workers with young H1-B visa workers at lower pay. OR firing experienced talent and replacing with young newly graduated talent. Or just keeping the shareholders happy. How the Watsons would turn over in their grave at that one.
Nobody is ever guaranteed a job forever - even though the Watson era did their best to protect. Sales reps who did NOT meet quota did have a hard time of it. But to call firing workers a part of key business strategy is an insult to the employee and rank and file who DO the work and do not just inhabit Armonk in management meetings, of which IBM has excelled for ages. Business wants to keep and attract top talent and not just fire them as part of the 9 to 5 job cycle. Eventually, like socialism, you run out of people to fire.