• Subject: Re: What's going on here?
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 20:48:00 -0400


Heard on the Lake Chaplain Area News ( includes Burlington VT) Saturday
evening that IBM is  downing sizing again  perhaps it is just in Burlington
but it seemed the news folks and town are  real concerned. 
FWIW

At 11:22 PM 10/17/97 +0000, you wrote:
>In the past few years, I've been able to make a chunk of money in one aspect
>of our consulting practice - cleaning up the mess left by employees at a site
>where they made problems, and moved on. You know the type. They take all the
>training. They write stuff on the fly. No documentation. No change control.
>They are the only ones who can fix the stuff, and all hell breaks out when
>they move on to a place that pays them more to do even more damage. 
>
>This isn't bad enough. I just discovered that two of these individuals - the
>worst offenders in my opinion - just found new employment. At IBM. 
>
>At first I was horrified. Does IBM not check work histories any more? Are
>they scraping the bottom of the barrel just to get back bodies to replace all
>that talent they lost during the downsizing? What's to become of the
>customers that these guys service? I foresaw multiple catastrophes at
>multiple locations.
>
>And then I relaxed. I mean, there is a bright side to this. All I have to do
>is find out where they have been, wait a while, and offer my services to
>clean up their messes. After all, I am now an expert on how they screw things
>up. Should be a very interesting time.
>
>Hank Heath
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