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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:40 AM

An email from LinkedIn...

LinkedIn also turned my stomach during the 2012 election. I really don't like these folks.
Below Whitman's mug, was a list of other CEO's and their LinkedIn connections.

It was the CEO of the last job I had for 9 years (started as a small company that was bought out by a corp), that put me in the unemployment line. He shamelessly called his tactic "50/50"...50% here, 50% overseas. He has just recently stepped down after destroying several great companies; now he will be making a mere million per year while he sits on the board. :/

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:43 AM

1. I deleted it.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:19 AM

3. :)

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:49 AM

2. "thought leaders" GAG!! Why don't they just say "propagandists"?

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:20 AM

4. Thought Leaders sounded like Thought Police, to me. ...and then I saw that picture.

I'm so glad we beat her and her money here in California.

She started her campaign for Governor so early: I recall hearing radio commercials over a year b4 the election. And the commercials were sooooo simplistic, that it made me gag:
"California needs jobs. California needs better education. California needs less taxes..."
It reminded me of a grade school kid running for class president.

Whew. Glad we dodged that bullet.

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Response to lexw (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 04:59 AM

5. If MW had won, California would have what is happening right now in my state, Kansas, and that's

Disaster Capitalism and I am not exaggerating in the slightest about that.

I have put a couple of articles in the Kansas group and I will continue to keep DU informed about what is happening to us.

& Thank goodness, it looks as though SOME Democrats are standing up and they will take the heat to stand against SUBSIDY-Sam Brownback and his owners, the Koch bros.

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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:19 AM

10. applause

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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:26 AM

11. They're also going for the grass roots now: in L.A. we're heading into a mayoral election...

L.A. is a strong hold for the Democratic party, but there's a young Republican running and his campaign already reminds me of Meg's: lies, ties and smiles.
He's already been given huge money from a Texas billionaire, and now the unions are pumping money into the election.

It's going to get ugly, and I hope Angelinos can see through the Republican fog.

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:40 AM

6. I don't know what movie it was in the the quote,

 

"Linked-in is for losers."

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:36 AM

7. Linkedin is essentially worthless

 

Just do a Google search and you will find many more examples on why it is meaningless than you will it being necessary. The only way I can justify it's existence is that I think it is like standardized testing. Having an account is like doing well on the GRE, it wont really help you get a job but not having an account (doing so-so on the GRE) might make some employers pass you by. I recently got a job and I logged into my linkedin account, it notified me that several people from my new business had viewed my profile. Meh.

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Response to midwest irish (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:27 AM

8. Well, it is helping my brother-in-law find people to conduct training.

He owns and runs a consulting company and hires contractors, with the proper credentials and references in the field, to conduct training classes. Some of the people get a lot of work through him.

Right now he's bidding on a large contract and if he gets it, will need even more people all over the country. Linked In has proved to be a great resource for him and the contractors.

Granted, they're not full-time jobs, but they pay well. And there are many people in his field who prefer to work this way.

I did that kind of training work when I semi-retired and it was terrific for me. I got to do some work in my field, which I love, but not so much that I was stressed all the time. Of course, I wasn't supporting a family with all the attendant on-going expenses.

So, it can be a big benefit to some.

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Response to lexw (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:17 AM

9. A co-worker at the company for which I worked (that was "CEO ruined") started a group on LinkedIn

...and many of us joined the group. It's actually a great source of encouragement and humor (as we watch the CEO fall to pieces).

But again, I can't stand the conservative agenda put out by LinkedIn.
I can take it or leave it as a social network.
So I agree with the above comment: "Meh."

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