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I’ve added a BBDO ECD on LinkedIn and send him email asking him to see my work. Never replied or accepted my LinkedIn invitation. Now that he got laid off, he accepted my invitation to connect. 🤔

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Kindness is powerful in these situations.

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👆This. A thousand times this. In this and every situation. Act in the way you would want someone to act towards you. It’s really that simple

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He has the time to check LinkedIn now

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I'm inclined to agree, Linked In emails come in hot and heavy when you have a good title, and it's pretty easy to not care too much what's happening on Linked In (you have stuff to do for your job after all). Getting laid off means time to catch up. I don't think a single one among us would want to be judged by our behavior on Linked In, so cut the guy some slack. Getting laid off from an ECD job comes with its own boatload of fears and insecurities.

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OP, stop...

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As a BBDO ECD myself I go through LinkedIn invites about every 6 months and accept in big batches. I doubt he was snubbing you.

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It’s possible he wasn’t looking at LinkedIn when he didn’t have to. God knows I wouldn’t. Or, he might just be a dick.

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Why do people get upset when others don’t go out of their way to help them? It’s nice when it happens, but it shouldn’t be expected. LinkedIn is a spam hole and most people don’t use it unless they’re job hunting

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For all those who think I’m angry with this, I’m not. In fact I share compassion and would help him for sure. That’s what we all should do. Regularly. Not only when we need help. Yes, sometimes helping is out of your reach. But be courteous and kind by replying emails is expected from everyone. People saying they don’t need to help anyone is the reason this industry is known as a bunch of dicks. They are the same ones that will come back here crying because a headhunter ghost them.

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Don’t blame him. As others said, at his level, LinkedIn spam is a daily deluge. He likely had LinkedIn notifications turned off and is catching up now that he needs to log in to update his own profile. I have almost all notifications off, and log in a few times a year at best.

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Honestly, you didn’t get in touch with him when you didn’t need anything either so not sure you should be judging him too much

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Creatives should help each other. Whatever level. That means accepting LinkedIn invites. That also means letting one vent. ie OP's post. Seriously guys, be nicer. Looking for work suuuuuuucks. Help each other and we all win.

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Not sure what having his personal email and not having to rely on LinkedIn messenger has to do with anything... Everyone else who’s made the point that he likely never checked LinkedIn (or never dealt with all the messages I’m sure he would get) until he got laid off and had to update his profile again were spot on...if you wanted to be his LinkedIn connection so badly and you knew him IRL, you should’ve just mentioned it in person (though you would’ve likely sounded just as weird then as you do now).

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You weren’t co-workers with an ECD lol. And if you had to go through all of this, sounds like you don’t know them very well regardless. But either way, this ECD likely has more connections and can do more for you than you can for them. Don’t be salty or stupid—be smart.

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Just to be clear: we were co-workers and I had his personal work e-mail. Not only the LinkedIn messenger

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So he’ll go be the ECD somewhere else and you’ll want his attention again

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😂 who is it? I can tell you if you’re wasting your time or not

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