Friday, August 2, 2013

LinkedIn Request of Stupidity

I have quite a few connections on LinkedIn.  So many, that I've started culling the ones I really don't know, or the ones who are trying to connect to me to play the game "6 Degrees from Kevin Bacon."  And if you're a recruiter?  You. Are. Out.

Okay, I'm being facetious, but many people have contacted you on Linkedin, to get you to write a letter of introduction for them to another person you do know that is a Linkedin connection?

I bet I get 20 a month.

If I did that all the time, I wouldn't have time to do MY oilfield job!

We all need help to make connections, no doubt.  But do it in person, people!  The way I did!  Before the LinkedIn app!  (Okay, enough exclamation points.)

In most all of the "connect me to Kevin Bacon" requests, all it would take is for that requestor to (1) email the person he wants to meet or (2) stop by the office, repeatedly if necessary, until the door opens.  People really really really do like the personal touch.

And then, there are the people, who in real life, have either transgressed a boundary (doesn't happen often!), or flat-out done something so stupid you never ever wanna be seen around them, much less have a connection. 

This is what happened with this recent wanna-be oilfield request for connection.  And I screen shot it, and sent it to my brother, who happened to be around for this particular transgression of which I speak.  Or, of which I'm not speaking.   Dear Brother Scott advises me to report it to LinkedIn as spam.  Well, heck, I don't have to tell you that.  Look for yourself.

Needless to brother always makes me laugh.


  1. Hmm, not Anthony Weiner, was it?

  2. Well, you do have an interesting brother, that's for sure.

    LinkedIn is a . . . certain . . . je ne sais . . . well, whatever. I've caught up with a few friends I wouldn't otherwise contact, and I skip over a bunch I don't want to contact. I think it is more a social network for those who wear suits and ties or dresses/skirts. Facebook for the . . . pretentious, the yuppies? Whatever. I have yet to experience much real merit from LinkedIn. My friends read my blog, and I read theirs. Even a Bear has priorities.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

  3. "That Janie Girl" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.


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