I worked at IBM 10 years ago, but it seems they still keep their
spirit...   IBM views itself not as a company, but as a Kingdom (which used
to be an Empire).

The claim "You are an IBM employee 100% of the time" is not a whim of a bad
manager, but a direct quote from their Business Conduct Guide—a 200-page
document every candidate should read, before given access to any system.

In there, employees are taught that every person on Earth is either an IBM
Employee, an IBM Supplier, an IBM Customer, or else (implied consequently)
an IBM Enemy.  The 100% Employee is warned that anyone s/he may meet on a
bus, in a bar, or PTA meeting, may belong in one of these categories, and
should be approached accordingly.

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