I have a presence on LinkedIn, but I don’t do much with it, and soon I will be doing even less. My last work day is August 31, and then I finally retire. I do intend to do a post to that effect, so they can stop sending me job listings.
I will probably still get requests from people to “join my network”. I got one request today that made me laugh out loud. It was from a company in Thailand! Personally, I am not fond of companies who send their business offshore to save costs. I don’t think that, in the end, many costs are saved, since you have to consider the costs of shipping to and from overseas, time-zone differences which hamper communication, and problems when you receive defective material from halfway around the world. The company I work for now is buying some complex assemblies from an offshore source, and it seems to me that they are a bit late, since many firms are bringing their stuff back!
I have a friend in Thailand, and I hope he is also getting a chuckle from this. Not only will I not accept that Thai company into what network I have, but I am planning a post asking that foreign companies, especially those from Communist China, not ask to join my network. Being retired, I can’t do them much good, now can I?