Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home
If cutting payroll really is the unstated goal ...
In ancient times Digital Equipment had a corporate "no layoffs" policy. They (most likely Ken Olsen himself) were trying very hard to be good guys. But of course you sometimes have to let a bunch of highly unproductive people go without having solid grounds for firing them. DEC's solution, or so I have heard? The Turkey Farm.
You, targeted for removal, would be assigned to a new project with no manager, in an office with other turkeys, somewhere like in the fifth sub-basement of The Mill. You would have a phone and a subscription to a newspaper. (This was before any Internet.)
Maybe the turkey farm was just a fabrication. I never worked at DEC, so I wouldn't know first hand. But it sure made a good story.
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