Super Bowl XLIX (49 for those who don’t remember the weird things we had to learn in grade school) is this evening. I have managed to skip all the pre game hype and commercial nonsense.
I am going to sit back, relax, put a pizza in the oven, be sure to take bathroom breaks during the game so I can see the commercials and… likely fall asleep. And then later tonight turn on ESPN to see the highlights and go to YouTube for the missed commercials.
I guess I am picking Seattle.
This has nothing to do with anyone’s deflated balls. Or cheating. Or…
I do need to finish this so I can watch some of Puppy Bowl XI.
Two weeks ago Robert Cringely wrote Next Week's Bloodbath At IBM Won't Fix The Real Problem on Forbes that IBM was preparing to lay off 26% of its workforce, around 110,000 people, with the code name Project Chrome.
IBM freaked out, as one does when their secret big news is now public, saying no way the numbers are that high. The next number floated was 10K - 12K layoffs this year with others saying that many per quarter.
Last week Cringely followed up with Anatomy Of A Layoff: How IBM Is Likely To Spin This Week's Force Reduction
Which did not happen.
Since the first article I have seen a small jump in the number of my LinkedIn profile views from folks at IBM in Rochester. I also had a couple of quick chats with business reporters looking for information of which I have as little as they do.
There is a level of fear in Rochester as this week starts… I think it is warranted.
It should be noted that IBM does continue to recruit in some divisions that are seeing growth.
This was the second… maybe third time I have heard Kevin speak and while I don’t always know what he is talking about (I’m trying) he is easy to listen and thorough. His session:
Sharing Templates on the Front and Back Ends with Backbone and Node.js
There were a few conversations after about the local job scene, salaries and remote working.
Daniella Wold @DaniellaWold - I'm looking for API Developers in the Minneapolis area! Please contact me about a great opportunity at Best Buy!
“Busy day... from bed to the couch. Now the chair and cloud watching.”
Click Minnesota Headhunter for current blog posts.
Stay in touch with me by clicking:
|Newsletter Sign Up|