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  • Seeking business from a former employee’s LinkedIn contacts-Ethics Question

    Posted by handerson2-neb-rr-com on November 28, 2013 at 9:27 am

    I have found that people who work for a former employer have been
    viewing my LinkedIn profile and may possibly be contacting some of the
    over 500+ connections I have to solicit their business.

    A very small percentage of these connections were made during the time I
    worked for this company; I would guess that 98% of the connections I
    have were made during the (over) twenty year course of my professional
    life.

    I would like to solicit your opinion if their actions are the new
    standard or morals of business?  Would you consider their actions ethical?

    allen44 replied 8 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Alan Ollie

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    December 23, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I see more and more mechanics listing profiles on linked in . Would love to split premium membership so we could view their whole contact information.
    An old guy with a very successful shop once told me if you can’t find a mechanic steal one.

    Don’t really like that but with Linked in ???

  • allen44

    Member
    March 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    It doesn’t seem very ethical, but then again a lot of business isn’t ethical, and in this economic climate, people sure tend to get a bit cut-throat.

    What you can do is change your privacy settings on LinkedIn, disconnect from those people at the former employer, and hope for the best. If that’s possible – it should be, but I’m not 100%, because it has been a long time since I used LinkedIn. Deleted my account a good while ago. Good luck!