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Woodstock Refugee

I’ve taken some flak from some prim and proper people for the dorky, woodstock-refugee-like pic I’ve posted on my LinkedIn.com profile:

(In case you’re interested, that’s actually a pic of me on Bourbon Street down in Nawlins during Mardi Gras.) One of the comments that I’ve received on this totally “unprofessional” photo is:

Are you looking for companies who want to hire clowns?

LOL! Well, yeah, I am. If I do want, or have, to start looking for a new company to work for, I don’t want to draw attention from any big and stodgy institution whose HR department members think pictures are important. You see, I think those types of orgs are probably stuck in 1920’s FOSTMA mindsets and I’d rather not spend 40+ hours a week working for them. Of course, this tactic will drastically reduce the number of opportunities available to me, but so what. I’ll take my chances and change tactics if I absolutely have to.

  1. anti-clown-fish
    November 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Given all the Bozo-lead org charts and pyramids you’ve blathered about and posted on in the past, Isn’t it actually the opposite?

    happy domesticated wood-fowl consumption event!

    • November 24, 2010 at 8:47 am

      Good point ACF. The challenge is calibrating my bozometer to minimize false readings. However, since the pics and posts will turn off a lot of HR recruiters from real bozo orgs, (I think) the dorky pic tactic supplements the meter.

  2. Diane Reed
    November 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    We’d expect nothing less from you Tony!

    • November 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

      LOL! Hi Diane.

      BTW, what are you doin’ readin’ my tabloid trash? And who’s this “we” that you mention? 🙂

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