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December 6th, 2002, 08:30 AM
Woo hoo, we (my company) just got bought by IBM, I'm going to Disney Land ;)
Maybe they will finally lay me off ...
December 6th, 2002, 08:43 AM
You couldnt be so lucky ;D
Depending on your situation in life getting layed off can be a good thing. I got canned last year, was out of work for 6 months and it was a great break. Granted my wife works, we have no kids and we generally live a pretty simple lifestyle so it didnt put us in the poor house.
December 6th, 2002, 08:56 AM
Yep, I'm in the same boat as AA. We also live a meager existance and with many years of bloated high tech wages for a couple D.I.N.K.'s, it leaves me looking for a lengthy break ;) Of course, they won't lay me off, they will make me stay.
December 6th, 2002, 09:02 AM
Be interesting how soon 'Rational' will take on a whole new face...
We used to compete with the Robot tool...
December 6th, 2002, 09:20 AM
what company was/is you , that just got bought ?
December 6th, 2002, 10:27 AM
You have a meager existence, eh?
Don't you have like 8 Santa Cruz bikes?
Let us know when things get tight and you need to pawn a couple, OK? ;)
December 6th, 2002, 12:04 PM
Don't forget about the Intense fre ride bike he just got...
Must be nice to have a money tree in the back yard..
December 6th, 2002, 12:52 PM
That's cool Mike!
I knew people who worked at Lotus when IBM bought them, so it will be interesting to see if the same thing happens at Rational. Ie. no layoffs (except some middle managers) but a brain drain loss of all talent. Well you saw that at IRIS, right? All the key Lotus people left and went to IRIS!
December 6th, 2002, 01:02 PM
Problem with Couch is that he's been dying to get laid off for over a year... so naturally they keep giving him raises. Now IBM will probably fire his boss and give Couch the job.
Hogboy on the other hand recently mentioned that he felt secure about his job, and the next day was laid off.
Anyone got room for a small hogboy to live in their basement. Don't worry, he eats a lot, had bad manners, and always tracks dirt.
December 6th, 2002, 01:06 PM
Sounds like Hogboy should move into your place. You have bad manners, eat alot, and also track dirt ;)
December 6th, 2002, 01:10 PM
Hey! I represent that!
December 6th, 2002, 05:37 PM
Problem with Couch is that he's been dying to get laid off for over a year...
Couch - does this mean your better half is back to work again? Or would you become "NINKS"?
December 8th, 2002, 10:57 PM
Hopefully that's great news for you! My company was just acquired also, but by another private company. We're all waiting to hear by early-mid Jan on any layoffs. Last time this happened it was Nortel-I had a 6 month riding vacation:) January's a tough time to start though!
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