Archive for February, 2009
I was never a fan of IBM to begin with but this latest story just makes makes me realize how horrible their top brass are…
So after laying off a chunk of their workforce they decided to make an “innovative” (their words not mine) offer to some of their employees.
They would be allowed to keep their jobs if they were willing to move to a country that it would be cheaper to keep them on. In other words if you are willing to move to India and take regular Indian working wages and conditions you can keep your crummy job. Wow THANKS IBM!
Do note the offer of a pay reduction is not valid if they want to stay in United States, only if they are willing to move elsewhere.
At least IBM is willing to pay part of their expenses for moving to another country which is just some paper work, finding a place to live, leaning new laws, etc. I doubt this offer is valid for classes to learn new languages.
It looks like New Hampshire has just joined the small but growing number of states fighting the federal government for the right to govern themselves…
The government of New Hampshire is telling the federal government where to stick is. They got all fired up “because plans for a federal handgun license, ‘hate crimes’ laws to regulate Christians’ speech about their own religious beliefs on homosexuality, President Obama’s youth corps for mandatory public service and the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” to “balance” talk radio are none of them constitutional.”
To this effect they have introduced this nice piece of legislature…
It pretty much establishes state rights based on Jeffersonian ideals. But the bullet point list is the part that sums this up nicely. This is a list of items gives a nice set of rules that the federal government can’t enforce…
1. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.
2. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
3. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
4. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.
5. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.
6. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition;
I say go New Hampshire! I wish Minnesota would get behind this.