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Linkedin is not Facebook. Your linkedin contacts are not friends, but
business contacts that may be mutually beneficial to both parties. People
you only have the loosest of contact with (for example, those of us here who
have never actually met or worked together) may still be able to help one
another out with information or referrals to mutual contacts.
For people you've had negative experiences with, the question is whether
someone else could be of help to you, whether you would want to be of help
to someone else, and whether being connected to someone else might actually
harm you. Given that you're even asking about the people in question, I
presume you probably don't think they can help you or care to help them and
perhaps wouldn't want to participate in inflicting some of them upon someone
else, so you should consider what you would do if you accepted and they
asked you for a recommendation.. You should also consider whether others
looking at your profile might know them and either call them for their
opinion of you before hiring you or hold the fact that you know them against
you because of their own bad experiences with them.
If you conclude they can't do you any harm or put you in an uncomfortable
situation and they have useful contacts and owe you one, you might just want
to consider letting bygones be bygones.
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From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
> 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.
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