It takes a 10-sec glimpse at the LinkedIn page to realize how productive, successful, and virtually unstoppable the people on there are. They did it all—got major investment, took their company profits through the roof, made sure their employees feel like literally the most loved people on this planet, raised six kids, went bankrupt, and started life all over again.

But there’s something suspiciously woke and hyper-inspirational going on on this platform, and the Twitter page “The State of LinkedIn” is dedicated to exposing the not-so-pretty side of these posts.

“LinkedIn is a breeding ground for lies & brown-nosing. Exposing the worst. We are in no way associated with LinkedIn, so class us as a parody,” states their description and 174.4K followers couldn't agree more. So let’s see some of the screenshots right below!

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago (edited)

"😂" she said unprofessionally

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Sum Guy
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1 month ago

This is why it is now hard to believe any real heartwarming stories on the internet these days

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To find out more about The State Of LinkedIn, Bored Panda reached out to its creator @Brooke_Smedley, who, along with the co-creator @HarryBarnes1, has been working on the project roughly for three years now. “The State Of LinkedIn originally came as a spin-off from one of our other pages, @_DHOTYA, where we found the submissions surrounding LinkedIn-based scenarios.”

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Pau Tea
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1 month ago

Basically all corporate world, using pompous words to bulls**t their way into high level positions...

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Sum Guy
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1 month ago

Wow... see what I was saying earlier, the internet is just fiction now

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The authors then came up with the idea of creating its own page, then it took off from there. “The page is roughly about 2-3 years old and has always had a slow and gradual increase, we’ve never really had a massive influx of followers at once,” Brooke_Smedley said and added: “it seems a lot of people share a common interest in the strange posts that you can come across on LinkedIn.”

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Two_rolling_black_eyes
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1 month ago

As a job hunter, it actually helps. Haven't heard back from company x in 2'weeks and their HR suddenly checks your profile - need to follow up today with person who viewed.

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Troux
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1 month ago

This "non-executive director" is so proud of their new invention. We better not tell her...

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When asked what they think of the LinkedIn culture, Brooke said that “I don’t use LinkedIn, mainly because within my job I don’t really have a need to. However, I can understand how it can be important for some people within their working environments.”

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Douglas Turner
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, I met that guy! I think he's still talking about himself. Or to himself. Something like that...

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Alicia Butterfield
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1 month ago

That feels like every platform

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Ali Dimashkieh
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1 month ago

Humility at its best!!!

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“I think it’s changed from what it was originally designed to do and has turned more into an attempt of a business Facebook where people are more interested in likes and engagements as opposed to what it was created for,” the creator of The State Of LinkedIn explained.

“People seem to get a handful of likes and comments and realize they’ll attract more engagement by following that approach,” Brooke concluded. The Twitter creator duo also runs a few more super popular Twitter pages like @StateOfSelling, @_StateOfFB, @_StateOfTweets and @_DHOTYA (“Didn’t Happen of the Year Awards”.)

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I want cake
Community Member
1 month ago

You what? So this prick assumes that his interns should be poor, and punishes them for not being poor? How the f*** does a boss have anything to say about an employee's personal belongings anyway? It's insane how many people confuse wealth with personal worth.

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Hans
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1 month ago

Wow, this is so embarassing that it hurts.

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Jan Jansen
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1 month ago (edited)

With a heart heavy as a stone he sat behind his mahogany desk engulfed in the warm yellowish light of his turn-of-the-century banker's lamps, while he read yet another publisher's e-mail rejecting his manuscript. Apparently his style of writing was deemed to be 'archaic' and 'over the top'.

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Evil Little Thing
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1 month ago

And then everyone clapped.

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

How would you like to have your patience tested every day? Congratulations, you're just the kind of doormat we're looking for!

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Exactly! That's not a prize that's a humiliation

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Hazel Waring
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I'd so leave. If a company's time management is that bad and they're proud to make a point of it, no way I'm dealing with their annoyed clients or lax HR

K Witmer
Community Member
1 month ago

Sounds more like testing to see how long you'll put up w disrespect

Myrkur
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn if you really had to do this on an interview it would be huge red flag

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 month ago

"Congratulation, you let me disrespect you and make you waste time to an extent which can sensibly be considered psychological torture. That's exactly what my employees have to handle everyday, so the job is yours!"

Trillian
Community Member
1 month ago

So they're looking for people who know how to sit around doing nothing all day? Weeeeellll.

Carol Emory
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

That wasn't a test of patience, it was to see which applicants were so desperate for a job that they'd be willing to put up with the bosses BS even before they were paid for anything. Proof that you are willing to work hard off the clock. They also suck at math. Six people show up, 3 leave and only two left that are hired...what happened to the sixth person?

Boop le nose
Community Member
1 month ago

In a depression, so they have to leave it out for publicity

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Bernd Herbert
Community Member
1 month ago

respect should always be mutual. If you don't respect interview candidates your a shitty employer

Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

I had other s**t to do that day... like trying to get money to survive

Yvette Desmarais
Community Member
1 month ago

I would have left after 30 minutes. No interest in working for a company that can't be on time for a job interview.

Deidre Benton
Community Member
1 month ago

So, he wasted 11 hours of their time as a test? That's longer than a normal work day. Not to mention, when I'm job hunting, there are days I could have multiple interviews in one day. If they can't respect my time, they don't deserve me.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
4 weeks ago

You don't keep an appointment YOU are unprofessional, and a rotten person to work for. The end.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Well why don’t I Show up late for work all the time in tell my boss thanks for your patience.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 month ago

My time isn't free. I'd give them one hour.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 month ago

Truly distopian joke to tell, but then some HR people actually did it..

JennyLaRue
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW, if anyone sees positives in this story that they need to share with others, I really hope their friends and family can also see the type of power play that the poster thinks is impressive.

Erin E
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Ummm yeah, I’ll pass on that job. You don’t respect my time, why the heck would I work for you...?!

Johnny
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Why would you want to hire someone who has nothing better to do than wait around for an interviewer that can't even meet his own schedule. Hire the guy that left at 9am after he was left hanging in the waiting room for 2 hours without so much as a word of explanation from the interviewer.

DeathMalice1485
Community Member
1 month ago

So what happened to the 6th person? 6 - 3(that left) - only 2 = 1..... that's pretty f'd up.

LemonLea
Community Member
1 month ago

Lol maybe still sitting there!

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Penny Fan
Community Member
1 month ago

So 4 people didn't fall for the manipulative BS? Dodged a bullet there...

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 week ago

How would you like to work for someone that deceptive and petty enough to think that your time is worth nothing?

Redfox
Community Member
1 week ago

Wait, were they conjoined twins?

Luuta
Community Member
3 weeks ago

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Luuta
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The sign of an evil sadist. The two who stayed were sado masochists.

Jane Petersen
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Red flag: the candidates' time is not valued.

Mazer
Community Member
3 weeks ago

So frikkin disrespectful of peoples time, which means “employees here will be disrespected”

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is just idiotic I would not work for a company that wastes my time so much,plus I doubt if this is even true.

elfin
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The ones who left showed that they valued their time and wanted to be treated with respect. The ones who stayed--and the "interviewer"--failed. I don't see that company having a whole lot of success in the future if this is their hiring process.

Iara Ra
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This is a way to show you have no respect for your employees.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
3 weeks ago

An 11-hour interview. What a jerk thing to do. Hope neither one accepted the position.

Meami
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Assuming the people that left had no other interviews or places to be????

Gregg Bender
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Hi about "wasting the interviewee's time?" "Showing yourself to be an abusive employer?"

Cyndielouwhoo
Community Member
4 weeks ago

I would've left waaaaay sooner than 3!

Paul Z.
Community Member
4 weeks ago

F*k the interviewer!

Jarrod Nichols
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Who would want yo work for an employer who thought so little of a person's time?

Faith Hurst
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Yes, I want to work for someone who values my time so little that they think I should wait for 11 hours.

Janus Sanders
Community Member
4 weeks ago

w.t.f.

Rae Black
Community Member
4 weeks ago

More like being a jack a*s to people who expect you to act professionally.

Efi Karafotia
Community Member
4 weeks ago

So the 2 people that got the job...they waited for 11 hours.....?

Maddie Star ⭐
Community Member
4 weeks ago

wow, what bull s**t is this? just goes to show, you need to have no social life to work for that plumb

M O'Connell
Community Member
4 weeks ago

I definitely would have walked before 8:30.

kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

even if it was true it's a lack of respect

Kaori Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

No, that was just to see who was the most desperate/doormat-ish so they could exploit them.

Chris Malme
Community Member
1 month ago

The asshole employer clearly failed his interview. It's a two way street.

Bored Monkei
Community Member
1 month ago

I would have left by 8am!

Eric Law
Community Member
1 month ago

So apparently the most important qualification for that job is the ability to sit and do nothing for 11 hours?

QueenMiri
Community Member
1 month ago

You want someone to wait for 8 hours?! I would leave after 15 minutes. Unacceptable! Such bullshit.

Ssss
Community Member
1 month ago

This is just awful

Losferatu
Community Member
1 month ago

Seems like a test for stupidity and how little self-worth you have.

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
1 month ago

We had a TV ad just like this, it was pretending to recruit cheesemakers - Good things take time was the theme.

Debbie Lavender
Community Member
4 weeks ago

satire, yes?

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
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1 month ago

Glasgow mate

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James016
Community Member
1 month ago

You has no choice but to listen to her since she just ran you over

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Sasy
Community Member
1 month ago

A long hard think that had him believing trees are fiction...

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a weird way of promoting your business, by comparing it to a deadly virus that devastated economies

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

So, no life?

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

You laugh but this is a pandemic... people out here even try to get their home appliances in pictures. They will have fancy toasters and coffee makers in places that don't make sense

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I want cake
Community Member
1 month ago

Really, nunchucks? What kind B-grade movies has this guy been watching to think that any biker-looking guy will 'go berserk' in a random place because someone on the phone told him to?

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I want cake
Community Member
1 month ago

They're not meetings, they're classes, you self-important beetle. And he's probably heard his parent say that on a daily basis so he trotted it out to impress them.

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K Witmer
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1 month ago

Ew

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Bow, I’m a Slytherin
Community Member
1 month ago

I believe I can see the whole numberplate. Oops..

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Aaleyah _ aesthetic
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1 month ago

The cringe tho...

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Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

People can't help themselves... they have to brag

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Stuart Smith
Community Member
1 month ago

so the moral of the story is you should work for peanuts?

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Tiggy Darling
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1 month ago

3. Place after the 'E'.

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LottieH
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1 month ago

🐂

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

Pro tip: Don't work for the guy that is dumbfounded by the concept of a sick day.

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