If you've ever used LinkedIn out of necessity but thought it was a shallow dump of disreputable content, this Twitter account is for you. Crap On LinkedIn is dedicated to exposing all the lies, toxic-positivity, and straight-up fiction they find on the platform, and they've been making quite a name for themselves recently doing it, too.

"I used to work in sales and we would always share cringy posts around the team," Kirsty Callaghan, founder of RicochetB2B and the main person behind Crap On LinkedIn, told Bored Panda. "We would always wonder why there wasn't [at the time] an online curation of these posts so I put a Twitter account together. It was quite tough finding the posts to share regularly but now we have dozens of suggestions daily from our audience."

Continue scrolling and check out some of the best (or worst?) posts they have tweeted so far.

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JacPot
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7 months ago

Wow! So inspiring!

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LinkedIn was launched in 2003, and Callaghan has also used it. Mainly, for networking and job hunting. "I find it to be quite a poor platform, personally, considering the rich data opportunities on offer. For example, when it was bought by Microsoft, I was convinced they were going to add some feature rich CRM based tools where you could record calls, conversations and information about connections in real time... It still hasn't been done. The advertising is also hugely expensive and judging by the ads I see, really poorly targeted."

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Hans
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7 months ago

"however, she slowly becomes suspicious of the cameras"

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To Callaghan, crap on LinkedIn is anything that's blatantly dishonest. Think heart-warming recruitment stories where a company hires someone with no skills just because they showed up dripping wet from the rain because they couldn't afford a car. Or posts that are irrelevant in a business environment -- like how cool someone's kid is. As Callaghan put it, all children are amazing, there's no need to make up a story about how they started a business at 4 years old selling lemonade to show off how great your parenting is. Finally, engagement bait. Like tacky videos of a robot built 10 years ago or a cute dog linked to some tedious business analogy.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

In my reading, the tall ones are the stupidly optimistic that believe the plan cannot fail; shorty goes "well but did you check (...)?"

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"LinkedIn is unfortunately a really boring platform content-wise," Callaghan said. "While people are scrolling around it, they're looking for stuff that's a bit different that they can engage with. There are tons of blogs online telling you how to use the LinkedIn algorithm to your benefit which certainly doesn't help. Things like long, spaced out posts improve a reader's engagement because they're scrolling through it which in turn improves the visibility to other people."

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Lekha
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7 months ago

Wouldn't it make you seem dumb. I mean 30 is a bit too much

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Callaghan also pointed out that LinkedIn users tend to copy/paste post templates or just the exact same content that they saw viral on the platform, making it so inauthentic, repetitive and cringy.

"People really don't need to resort to posting 'Crap on LinkedIn' to get engagement. How many of those likes and comments result in a sell for that poster? Always ask yourself 'Is this really braggy?' 'Is this false?' 'Do my buyers care about this?' and delete where appropriate," Callaghan added. "In the meantime, if you see your post appear on our feed – take it as a lesson, be a good sport and have a nice day."

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

As Dan Price has proven, people will do even more when you pay them a decent wage.

sabocat
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7 months ago

It actually has been known for a very long time Wil! ;) Unfortunately our society is constructed in such a way that we small people don't really have a choice...

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

Genius! In my next salary talk I will ask merely for a cup of cheap coffee and a motivational claim. I already feel a craving to work overtime.

WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

Overtime will be rewarded with an extra cup of coffee and 2 motivational quotes. Lucky you!!!

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Bob Belcher
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7 months ago

Yeah no, being told "good job" is nice but being able to put food on the table and pay your bills without having to worry about overdraft fees is a much nicer feeling.

S.
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

As a human being, that's a kind thing to do. As an employer, however... sticks and stones may break my bones, but words and caffeine won't pay the bills.

Mimi M
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I've worked in hiring and training. Here are my 3 easy retention rules (not counting 'hire right'): 1) Pay people well. 2) Don't do what pisses them off. 3) Give them what they say they need.

NMN
Community Member
7 months ago

I'd be weirded out if someone wrote such a long sentence in a cup and gave it to me. I'd be "craaaazyy dude" and feel awkward

Thenatural
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7 months ago

No Daniel...it's about pay rises.

troufaki13
Community Member
7 months ago

Sure, but money pays the rent so...

Mshauri Mazuri
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I don't know about anyone else, but it is still about the money. You won't work hard if you know you're underpaid.

Jo Choto
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7 months ago

Because actually talking to someone face to face is out of the question.

Jerry Mathers
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe Dan accepts compliments in lieu of payment for his company's services. It would be funny to call them and find out

Anagram margana
Community Member
7 months ago

What if it were written in the blood sweat and tears shed by my employees because I spend $4 dollars on a cup of coffee instead of raising their salaries? Would it work with a $1.50 cup of coffee? If so, I could redo my office, so my employees were more comfortable when I tell them there’s a pay freeze.

Connie Martin
Community Member
7 months ago

Must've been the Big Gulp of coffees

BabaBizzle
Community Member
7 months ago

That must’ve been the BIGGEST CUP OF COFFEE IN EXISTENCE to handle all those words he could’ve just said to her face.

Maia Metz-Tolliver
Community Member
7 months ago

haha you could also say that to her face but ok

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

No Danny. It IS about pay rises, bonuses, and company cars. So take your $4 coffee and pen, and shove them where the sun don’t shine, you stingy bastard! Employers: Forget about all this cheap schtick; the cup of coffee with the weird note on it, the pointless guest speakers, and the rest of the empty gestures and money-wasting bullshit engineered to make you look good, but do absolutely zero for your employees. Spend that money on giving them something substantial instead, like a living wage and merit raises and bonuses and such so they aren’t distracted by stressing over paying their bills—-plus positive reinforcement—-and you will have lifelong loyal employees. You’ll also have a very long line of extremely qualified people dreaming of becoming one of them.

Katinka Min
Community Member
7 months ago

'When our eyes met, she mouthed the words 'thank you' My eyes are rolling so hard, right now, I''m gonna sprain my face.

Misterscooter
Community Member
7 months ago

Do this for everyone at annual reviews. I dare you.

Mama Panda
Community Member
7 months ago

As long as I am being paid a decent wage for a decent day's work then I will take a compliment any day of the year. They do go a long way.

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
7 months ago

That must have been a very big coffee cup, or very tiny writing.

Lily
Community Member
7 months ago

I see lots of negative comments here, but my first thought was 'This is really sweet, and I love it when people notic me like that, and respond better to things when they aren't face-to-face, so I would love this. Hoping she is getting enough money from the job.

Nothanks L. Walk
Community Member
7 months ago

FOUR DOLLARS FOR COFFEE?!? Fck that I'll make my own.

Lora Mad
Community Member
7 months ago

Unfortunately that's all it takes sometimes with women workers. And it's a shame how sometimes these same women do the work of the pushy sloppy give-me-my-money-tripled kinda men.

Wim Cossement
Community Member
7 months ago

$ 4 coffee??

Anna Repp
Community Member
7 months ago

Show me your appreciation with paying me a living wage and then some extra bonuses and sick and vacation time. Throw in some professional training. Keep your coffee - I drink tea anyways.

Alex K
Community Member
7 months ago

nevermind that drivel, 4$ for a damn coffee?

Dietmar Pichler
Community Member
7 months ago

Must have been a huge cup. I call it weird!

Unaffected
Community Member
7 months ago

Well, at least he named his agency appropriately.What a terrible person!

Go Hawks
Community Member
7 months ago

It's quite possible he's very bad at lip reading... And frowning isn't the same as smiling!

Marky Mark
Community Member
7 months ago

I don't think this is all that dumb

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

What face? The filtered photoshopped face or the natural "this is how I look in reality" face?

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troufaki13
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7 months ago

Stupidity is invincible.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

I have truly never heard of PB+apple as a combination.

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Hans
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7 months ago

"Aspiring Intrapreneur"...well, well..

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Paarth Manchanda
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7 months ago

so HuMbLe

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Wolfblood Fanatic
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7 months ago

*deep sigh*

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troufaki13
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7 months ago

"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?" "I think so, Brain, but what are we going to do with 6 billion payment cards?"

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JacPot
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7 months ago

This type of person makes me throw up in my mouth.

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troufaki13
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7 months ago

And it's written in blood and sweat

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Hans
Community Member
7 months ago

How gracious!

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Hans
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7 months ago

How deep! How motivational! How...dumb.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

He's Ferrari-adjacent at best... If I make a photo of me next to the Statue of Liberty, do you assume it's my statue? So how does this suggest he's even allowed to drive it (rent, lease, borrow)?

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Wolfblood Fanatic
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7 months ago

*DEEP SIGH*

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rspanther
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7 months ago

Because working hard will always be rewarded.

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Lekha
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7 months ago

So LinkedIn is about being dumb in a more sophisticated way

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MauKini
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7 months ago

... giving advice on quiting social media... on social media.. as a social media manager... wow.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

Fall 7x get up 8x... He counts getting up in the morning as his main achievement! I'm with him.

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

Maybe he deleted his own account after spotting the verb "Marketing" in the title...

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

It's probably for some diseased firm that has its essential documents (employee handbook? contracts? investor report?) in .ppt format.

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Wolfblood Fanatic
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7 months ago

I feel like this is a joke

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

I'm surprised he wasn't disappointed that LA didn't die just after he successfully poached them and could charge his original client 2x, for both placing his shortlived #1 and then his #2 candidate.

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Viviane
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7 months ago

What is it with white people, specifying race of non-whites regardless of whether or not it's relevant to the anecdote? One of my white friends does this a lot.

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Jo Choto
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7 months ago

People aren't brands. Or at least, they shouldn't be.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

How is 1.52 = 7.5% of 279.78? [And if total tax is truly 1$ out of 200$ then there's little wonder why it's a dystopian wasteland.]

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Marcellus the Third
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7 months ago

It's called Post Hoc.

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

Very very few died on Armistice Day tho.

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

So Linked In is actually just another social media site where people can display their stupidity.

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

So I can't read any books anymore until I have transformed into a vampire and sucked the blood out of countless virgins? Bummer....

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Hans
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7 months ago

Followers as a purpose...I suggest you take lessons from an influencer.

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Filipe Vieira
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7 months ago

I thought I was reading Trump when I finished the first sentence

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

Strange, because when people over 50 apply for a job, the companies tell them the exact opposite..

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Full Name
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7 months ago

What's the problem here? I don't get this article. The guy is improving himself daily and that's cringey?

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rspanther
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7 months ago

As if that really has any meaning.

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WilvanderHeijden
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7 months ago

You'd be surprised how many times you get conned if you treat everyone like they are the CEO of your favorite company.

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