neutronReaders have lately been asking me to write about IBM.  It seems the BBC has been on the case somewhat over imposed changes to Big Blue’s UK pension scheme.  These mirror similar — though more draconian — changes imposed on IBM’s U.S. workers a couple years ago.  Alas, this just seems to be a trend we’ll be seeing more and more of.  The problem isn’t in IBM per se, it’s in the distorted reward structure perceived by most public companies.

Two years ago when I covered IBM’s yet-to-be-announced layoffs in some detail it sent the company into a tizzy of denial.  Why?  “Because you were right,” said a source who still works at IBM.  […]