IBM quarterly cuts – I’m a survivor

I must be doing something right.  Looks like I am a survivor in the latest round of quarterly cuts and promotions spree at  IBM Rochester.  It seems that as part of IBM’s ingrained culture, this is quite a normal process.  People are little bit nervous during these past few weeks, as we do not know whether the proverbial axe will fall or the management directed promotion will land.  As of yesterday, I know of several people who have gotten the pink slip.

As I am currently a contractor at IBM, it is a little bit more nerve-wracking.  It is usually these trying times that makes me wonder if I should be my own boss or get a more permanent position as a regular at IBM.

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