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Old 03-02-2014, 12:51 PM
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: SC
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In general, I agree that the woman got under her skin, and she could have responded in a nicer way... But I have said far worst to recruiters who do not honor my requests to be left alone unless they have a job that meets my specific resume qualifications?
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Between West Chester and Chester, PA
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Defiantly a poor response that damages her reputation, Though she apologized it's still going to be part of internet history. Think before you write/post anything online. Easy to remember but often not executed by many.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:25 PM
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She should have ignored her.
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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I see both sides.

On one hand is an unsolicited beggar, no different than the dude at the red light with a cardboard sign.

On the other hand is some chick who is stuck in some 1988 movie of what a high powered woman is like.

I'm not on linked in. I know of it, and it's my understanding that it's garbage. There are some legit people and companies on there, but the bulk are spammers and people who treat it like facebook with friends of friends begging for jobs and lying about reputation.

I should think there's a setting where only someone with a minimum of 5 contacts of yours can request unsolicited contact with you. If that's not a function of the site, it should be.

There's a similar site AWVO or something for attorneys. I work with attorney's on a daily basis. And occasionally, I'll pull them up on that site. It's garbage. It's bad attorneys crediting other bad attorneys and writing false reviews. I suspect linked in is the same way because I've seen co-workers on there and I've also seen fake profiles put up claiming to be people I work with.

Anyhow, the lady should just have a generic prewritten denial notice to fire out. She shouldn't use the kids as her own punching bag.

Though, again.. if I were her, I'd probably be snarky after so many crappy written and unwanted requests too.

I see both sides.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I see both sides.

On one hand is an unsolicited beggar, no different than the dude at the red light with a cardboard sign.
So when you're approached by a beggar, do you belittle him before telling him to buzz off?
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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She could have been a little nicer in her rejection, but I can understand her frustration, I really hate getting requests from people that I have never met and with no explanation of why they've added me.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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She should have been a little nicer, but I really don't think she's out of line. She's an older, old? (I didn't see an age), woman. She has a job and probably won't get fired. If so, I really doubt she didn't have saving. I think the younger girl damaged her career more. Who's going to hire a person who posts things other people say without permission? Not many. Confidentiality is a big deal these days. Not only that, she showed she doesn't listen to authority or play nice. I doubt many people are lining up to hire her.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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Wow, having a bad day lady. A little nicer.......that is the rudest thing I have heard from anyone in recruiting..........and I worked a year in that industry and just completed a job search.

Ironically, us salespeople, are supposed to be obnoxious, and yet I get 3-5 unsolicited requests from recruiters to try and use me for my network.

I guess I should take a full page ad out and call Dr. Phil since I am traumatized more often than her
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