The Joy of LinkedIn

by admin on February 3, 2009

I get LinkedIn requests all the time. Don't ask me why, for some strange reason people think it might be beneficial to be linked to me. I can't remember why I joined LinkedIn a long time ago: I had vague thoughts that it might be a good networking tool. I suppose it is for some people. My personal experience is people get the link from me and I usually never hear from them again.

It's gotten to the point where when I get a request, I type back a gag message to see if the person even reads it "Hey Frank, thanks for letting me join your circle, I would be happy to meet with you and discuss you become part of the Amway team." or "I can only accept invites between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm as a condition of my parole." Stuff like that. Yes, it's unprofessional. Sorry.

Anyhow, Becky H. sent me a LinkedIn invite and actually read my message and responded back saying she's doing well living in Texas working for Graphics Microsystems.

Becky is an ex-Creoite who used to be a ROM (regional office manager) on the west coast when I was part of the workflow team. The west coast used to be a favorite region where we could test our hot betas roll out wonderful new software products to the customers, so Becky got to know us software guys pretty well. Heh, heh.

Anyhow, she's a veep now. Ah, she deserves it considering what she put up with when we rolled into town with our cds (Promise Becky, it really will work this time!)

Hey, if you're on LinkedIn, send her an invite. She probably doesn't know about this blog so if she gets enough invites, she might start thinking something weird is going on.

Just like old times.

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