Dilemma - LinkedIn Requests

Subject: Dilemma - LinkedIn Requests
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:31:54 -0400

We all know that in all this social networking, you get requests from people with whom you may not have had any real contact or you may not even want contact. But unlike Facebook and others, LinkedIn is a means to get jobs and you do hate to cut off job possibilities.

However, I have recently gotten requests from several bosses at a previous job that went downhill fast. They brought in a bunch of people to do an almost impossible job, then had a mess of management, and began firing people left and right over the second half of the project to cover themselves and buying time.

A couple I liked but some others I thought did a really poor job of supporting the group and then removed people to cover their own mistakes, often calling them at home to not come in anymore, or meeting them at the door and walking them back out. No two week notice or even one day notices.


Now the positive side of me says they recognized that we were doing a good job in spite of the conditions, and it was just the nature of that job (cut people to use as an excuse to buy time on the project), and they hold no grudges and would like to keep contact for future jobs.


The negative side of me looks at this as they are so pointed haired boss like that they don't even remember they eliminated us in massive cuts. And why would I want to have contact with people who did massive cuts and don't even think that is an issue in being our "friend" and business contact?

And when I say massive cuts, I don't mean I'm mad because they cut me and maybe a friend, they cut about 90% of the group, or about 40 people over a 2 month period.


I really don't know which way on this.
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