Friday, September 16, 2011

A Proper Introduction

I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

I may not know you, even though it says I've indicated you as a "Friend." And I cant be bothered to tell you how I found your name, or why I'd like to be connected to you. But hey, why can't you just give me access to all your professional information and contacts. I've indicated you as a Friend. Remember.

How the fuck is this professionally acceptable?

I am not your friend. I'm a crusty old bastard, who uses the social networks like everyone else, but expects a little social etiquette in return. A networking rub, if you will.

So this blog goes out to the Sxxxx Serlings, Jxxxxx Collinses, Nxxxxxx Nelsons and Cxxxxx Mendezes of the world. You seem like nice people and all. You work in fields
related to mine. And it might even be mutually beneficial for us to be connected.

Just tell me why.


Wheels said...

I hope this doesnt have anything to do with my recent LinkedIn invite. Did I forget to say hi?

Lefty Wahl said...

No intro necessary "Wheels." Just happy to see you around.