Hot Dogs, Roller Coasters, And Complaints

Family Days at IBM aren't as well known as the company's generous medical benefits or no-layoff custom, but they're just as much a Big Blue tradition. On spring Saturdays, the outings draw IBMers, spouses, and kids to places such as the sprawling Dutchess County Fair Grounds in leafy Rhinebeck, N. Y., 65 miles north of IBM's Armonk headquarters. There, on June 1, nearly 1,000 workers from the company's Kingston (N. Y.) plant turned out for hamburgers and hot dogs, rock bands and roller coasters.

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