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(Business Insider)   LinkedIn pays $6 million to settle overtime violations. If only the employees had access to a resource that would have helped them find a better employer   (businessinsider.com) divider line 23
    More: Ironic, LinkedIn, U.S. Department of Labor, American workers, Fair Labor Standards Act, commercial laws, Hour Division, overtime  
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410 clicks; posted to Business » on 05 Aug 2014 at 3:01 AM (29 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-05 01:43:24 AM  
They hate the monkey.
 
2014-08-05 03:29:33 AM  
Facebook for MBA, marketers and other middlemen the world would be better off without.
 
2014-08-05 04:54:55 AM  
LinkedIn had employees? I thought is was just some Drupal site hosted out of some guy's garage.
 
2014-08-05 05:53:48 AM  
Ah, Farkkk.com's one and only solution to abusive employment practices and fraud: "Find a better job, dumbass"
Because enforcing labor laws tampers with the invisible hand of the market, and incoveniences the Job Creators.
Plus, holding them to account involves lawyers, and lawyers are evil because they get paid for their work (I'm not sure why CEOs who get 100s of millions for sitting in fancy offices with their dicks in their hands aren't evil  by the same standard, but somehow they're not).
Nothing around here but us temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
 
2014-08-05 06:15:29 AM  

jso2897: Ah, Farkkk.com's one and only solution to abusive employment practices and fraud: "Find a better job, dumbass"
Because enforcing labor laws tampers with the invisible hand of the market, and incoveniences the Job Creators.
Plus, holding them to account involves lawyers, and lawyers are evil because they get paid for their work (I'm not sure why CEOs who get 100s of millions for sitting in fancy offices with their dicks in their hands aren't evil  by the same standard, but somehow they're not).
Nothing around here but us temporarily embarrassed millionaires.


Lighten up, Frances. I mean you're right, but get worked up about it later.
 
2014-08-05 06:22:37 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Facebook for MBA, marketers and other middlemen the world would be better off without.

OK then, what's the latest place employers look to get candidate info?
 
2014-08-05 06:30:51 AM  

dragonchild: BumpInTheNight: Facebook for MBA, marketers and other middlemen the world would be better off without.
OK then, what's the latest place employers look to get candidate info?


They tend to find the candidate that makes them laugh at their inane interview questions (despite others having better qualifications) and check Facebook to make sure they didn't have a beer bottle in the background of a picture taken in 2007.
 
2014-08-05 07:24:41 AM  

dragonchild: BumpInTheNight: Facebook for MBA, marketers and other middlemen the world would be better off without.
OK then, what's the latest place employers look to get candidate info?


Same place as always--referrals from people they know personally.

/sad but true
 
2014-08-05 07:33:44 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Facebook for MBA, marketers and other middlemen the world would be better off without.


Ive found some of my best employees by trolling through linked in. Cant think of a better public repository of that type of data.
 
2014-08-05 07:43:01 AM  
They'd still be owed the money if they went to a new job.
 
2014-08-05 08:20:12 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Facebook for MBA, marketers and other middlemen the world would be better off without.



I've always been mystified why like 90% of the job titles on LinkedIn are wishy-washy bullshiat, like 'life coach' or 'creative being' or 'academic entrepreneur'.  It's like their net product is LinkedIn posts.
 
2014-08-05 08:47:40 AM  
Is there a way to get off of stupid LinkedIn?

I signed up once and it's embarrassing to be on there.
 
2014-08-05 08:48:02 AM  

Prophet of Loss: LinkedIn had employees? I thought is was just some Drupal site hosted out of some guy's garage.


Somebody has to write all of that Pulse and Daily News garbage. LinkedIn has really helped me hone my AdBlock filter skills. Maybe I should add that to my profile.

/So-and-so is having a work anniversary. Congratulate them. C'mon, ya little biatch, congratulate them.
 
2014-08-05 09:02:29 AM  

jso2897: Ah, Farkkk.com's one and only solution to abusive employment practices and fraud: "Find a better job, dumbass"
Because enforcing labor laws tampers with the invisible hand of the market, and incoveniences the Job Creators.
Plus, holding them to account involves lawyers, and lawyers are evil because they get paid for their work (I'm not sure why CEOs who get 100s of millions for sitting in fancy offices with their dicks in their hands aren't evil  by the same standard, but somehow they're not).
Nothing around here but us temporarily embarrassed millionaires.


I suggest theft to recoup losses from an employer. I also suggest arson if you want to burn an employer.
 
hej
2014-08-05 09:06:51 AM  

jso2897: Ah, Farkkk.com's one and only solution to abusive employment practices and fraud: "Find a better job, dumbass"


Right now, that solution is pretty universally applicable to people in the tech industry.
 
2014-08-05 09:26:30 AM  
I think the ideal behind LinkedIn was to create more contacts and connections in your career. Employers would love it if their employees had a LinkedIn account. But as subby says, it's a bunch of people looking for better jobs.
 
2014-08-05 09:31:13 AM  
I like recruiters connecting me for a senior or managerial position when I have less than a year in the field.
 
2014-08-05 09:55:27 AM  

dragonchild: BumpInTheNight: Facebook for MBA, marketers and other middlemen the world would be better off without.
OK then, what's the latest place employers look to get candidate info?


I hear they advertise for jobs in the smallest run newspaper for one day before they fill a job with an h1b.
 
2014-08-05 10:54:02 AM  
Wasn't there an article recently that showed that LinkedIn has absolutely no evidence showing that they get people better jobs? That, and only MBAs hang around there?
 
2014-08-05 12:01:15 PM  

Fear the Clam: Prophet of Loss: LinkedIn had employees? I thought is was just some Drupal site hosted out of some guy's garage.

Somebody has to write all of that Pulse and Daily News garbage. LinkedIn has really helped me hone my AdBlock filter skills. Maybe I should add that to my profile.

/So-and-so is having a work anniversary. Congratulate them. C'mon, ya little biatch, congratulate them.


I assumed it was a spam bot.

The monkey dishwashers agree that you can make $20,000 a second by working from home. Goto: www.installmalware.ru to find out more!
 
2014-08-05 12:07:57 PM  

jso2897: Ah, Farkkk.com's one and only solution to abusive employment practices and fraud: "Find a better job, dumbass"
Because enforcing labor laws tampers with the invisible hand of the market, and incoveniences the Job Creators.
Plus, holding them to account involves lawyers, and lawyers are evil because they get paid for their work (I'm not sure why CEOs who get 100s of millions for sitting in fancy offices with their dicks in their hands aren't evil  by the same standard, but somehow they're not).
Nothing around here but us temporarily embarrassed millionaires.


If only there were some web site where people who hated the Koch brothers, Justice Scalia, Sarah Palin and the Republican Party could endlessly and repetitively express themselves.

Hint:  See the FARK Politics tab.
 
2014-08-05 12:15:37 PM  

ajgeek: Wasn't there an article recently that showed that LinkedIn has absolutely no evidence showing that they get people better jobs? That, and only MBAs hang around there?


It is a certification orgy.

Kind of like technorati tags, they hope having 20 intials behind their name will beat the algorithm.
 
2014-08-05 04:11:09 PM  

dryknife: Is there a way to get off of stupid LinkedIn?

I signed up once and it's embarrassing to be on there.


You signed up once?  I get spam almost every week from one of my contacts, and I never EVER join their spam site.
 
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