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Andy Timmons Shows How It's Done: "On Your Way Sweet Soul"

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The Pie Overlord!2/03/2019 9:20:15 am PST

re: #164 Eric The Fruit Bat

When EDS was acquired by GM and began systematically poaching every IT operation in Metro Detroit in order to fix GM’s sprawling IT empire, there was a macabre joke we shared in IT:

One of his more memorable quotes: “When an EDS’er sees a snake, he KILLS it. At GM the first thing they do is form a committee on snakes. Then they hire the foremost expert on snakes. Then they spend the next 6 months figuring out what they do about the snake.”

I went to work at EDS the same year it was acquired by GM. There were a bunch of GM IT professionals who were so pissed off that they actually started a movement to join the UAW but union wasn’t equipped to deal with an influx of salaried professionals who made more than the line workers.