Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home

Subject: Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:09:58 -0500

Michael's reminiscences about IBM remind me of Kurt Vonnegut's *Player
Piano*.

Do you still remember all of the tunes in the company song book, Michael?

THINK

Chris Morton



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On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 11:04 AM, Michael Wyland <
michael -at- sumptionandwyland -dot- com> wrote:

> Peter:
>
> I worked at IBM in the early '80s and remember the insular and cocooning
> culture. Being an IMBer was a lifetime plan, down to the bowling,
> picnicking, and other recreation that the "IBM Club" (yes, its real name)
> organized.
>
> As for the "turkey farm," I remember when my father sold his partnership
> in his law practice and became general counsel for a very large national
> association. The key clause in his contract was that the association had
> to either maintain him in a position with authority commensurate with his
> title and salary or satisfy the cancellation provisions of his employment
> contract. No cubicle or turkey farm for him as long as he was under
> executive contract.
>
>
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References:
Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home: From: Stuart Burnfield
Re: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home: From: Peter Neilson
RE: IBM is having a Yahoo moment: No more working from home: From: Michael Wyland

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