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Ken

Is anybody else fed up with the blanket "We've got the world's best job" blather that has filled this forum? I know I sure am.

MBCP, MBCI, Director of Business Continuity, Corporate One FCU

Vendors, this isn't a "post your bills" here forum. This is a discussion group for Credit Union folk to bring up problems, discuss issues, work with other cu folk. Haven't you ever heard of professionalism? (Look it up...it really does have a meaning -- and you don't fit into it!)

If you want to advertise your service, then BUY AN AD. Don't blast us with your useless trivia.

Oh yes, liking your own entry is like staring at yourself in the mirror and saying "Aren't I good looking!" Your entries are a real pain in the *^#*^.

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  • August 14, 2012
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  • Mike H.

    Mike

    Mike H.

    Mike Higgins & Associates, Inc.

    Top Contributor

    Ken -- Agreed. This is actually a threat to LinkedIn in general. I find myself using it less and less each week due to the the excessive amounts of blather you referenced in all groups, not just this one. I am a vendor and am very careful to provide suggestions and answers to questions and not self promotion. People can tell by your answers if you are worth contacting privately or not.

  • Jeff S.

    Jeff

    Jeff S.

    Senior Business Services Officer at CU Business Group

    Perhaps the Credit Union Times should start a new forum and limit membership to credit union employees.

  • Chris D.

    Chris

    Chris D.

    Relationship Manager: Fixed Income Investments

    The other option is flagging the post as either a promotion or inappropriate. Maybe after a while they would get a clue. LinkedIn should have a policy that if an account gets too many flags it is banned. At least that would put a crimp in their day.

  • Ken S.

    Ken

    Ken S.

    MBCP, MBCI, Director of Business Continuity, Corporate One FCU

    The sad think is they don't, since these messages are generated. I expect most of the "originators" don't really exist. They never respond to any comments on their posts.

    Equally sad that there doesn't seem to be a group manager who blocks them. The groups who don't block them get even more. I belong to many groups who have them completely blocked. Many of the CU sites, sadly, don't want to take the initiative.

    LinkedIn doesn't seem to pay any attention to the problem.

  • Mike H.

    Mike

    Mike H.

    Mike Higgins & Associates, Inc.

    Top Contributor

    Ken -- I just started a CU group called Credit Union Sustainability. The emphasis is upon discussion on strategies the promote sustainability, value creation for members and ultimately job security for employees. The forum will also address threats to sustainability. I serve as the moderator and will not allow job postings or shameless self promotion. I did NOT send out an e-mail blast promoting the group because I don't want the blather. If you are interested in joining, please seek out the group. My aim is to keep it "content" focused.

  • Ken S.

    Ken

    Ken S.

    MBCP, MBCI, Director of Business Continuity, Corporate One FCU

    Already joined. Thanks.

  • Robert B.

    Robert

    Robert B.

    Chief Lending Officer

    Sent a request to join. I tried flagging all the fake posts but it's like trying to remove all the salt from the ocean.

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