December 15, 1992

On December 15, 1992, the CEO of the IBM company, John Akers,  announced it would eliminate 25 thousand employees in the coming year. When the employees panicked, he quickly responded and said he didn’t mean eliminate, he meant terminate. He would terminate 25 thousand employees. This did not alleviate their concerns and he had to respond again. He said that IBM was going to ‘fire’ 25 thousand employees. They were going to ‘only’ lose their jobs. He said IBM wasn’t a Mafia organization. They weren’t Apple.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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