Am I allowed to make jokes on LinkedIn?

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I was looking to start a new position in the upcoming week and I wanted to post a joke on LinkedIn. Something like "Happy to announce I'll be starting a new... just kidding.... I know nobody cares. Have a good weekend"
Some shit like that. Or is that a surefire way to get blacklist from every bank in America?

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Sep 5, 2019

Here's a good rule of thumb: If you have to ask whether it's ok or not to do, then you probably shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

Timing Is Everything.

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Sep 5, 2019

More broadly, if you have to ask, the answer's probably no, especially with "Should I do this?" and "Can I afford this?"

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Sep 5, 2019

^

Timing Is Everything.

Sep 5, 2019

That's honestly a very good point. Thank you!

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Sep 5, 2019

If you wanna make a joke just repost one of those BS stories about how "candidate showed up naked to an interview 30 minutes late but was so determined we gave him the job over many more qualified, clothe candidates #credentialsarenteverything #peopleskills #wanttoinvestinbitcoinanddoubleyourreturnssendmeinmailtofindouthow"

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Sep 5, 2019

Hahaha LinkedIn is such cancer

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Sep 5, 2019

fr

Timing Is Everything.

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Sep 5, 2019

You would think they would come up with something other than "I'm excited to announce..." like have the decency to word it differently lol

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Sep 5, 2019

No but that would call for originality and that's just asking for too much

Sep 5, 2019

it's a shit joke so dont risk it

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Sep 5, 2019

Can you tell me a good one?

Sep 9, 2019

tbh I never purposefully try to come up with jokes. If I think of something funny I think others will appreciate, then I share it.

Is there a reason you want to tell a joke? Hoping some specific company rep or person will see it? Are you trying to make people laugh, connect with them, or just trying to broadcast a "look-at-me, I'm funny" persona?

Sep 9, 2019

Yeah fr. If I was HR and saw a shitty joke I would put it on our blacklist immediately.

Guy has terrible jokes, I don't want him the office -- DO NOT HIRE.

Sep 5, 2019

As Warren Buffett said it, if it is controversial and it ended up in a new papers front-page for the topic. Would be comfortable with people reading about you said? You shouldn't post it if it satisfies the conditions mentioned above.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

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Sep 5, 2019

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Sep 5, 2019
leonardo dicaprisun:

Sep 6, 2019

Sep 5, 2019

Not that joke

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Sep 5, 2019

Should have majored in comedy to further develop my joke skills

Sep 5, 2019

Its not even that bad of a joke but linked in is filled with some much clownery and fuckery that all the crypto & get rich quick dudes have overtaken it.

Sep 5, 2019

Post this instead: Happy to announce that my penis enlargement surgery has gone incredibly well. Thank you [new firm] for the signing bonus which made this dream a reality.

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Sep 6, 2019

Only if you promise me you'll post a 2 day GS diversity conference under work experience

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Sep 6, 2019

My linkedin pic was me SlavSquatting in a white tracksuit holding an espresso in an art museum for a while.

You can make jokes but yours isn't funny.
But I bet a bunch of other unfunny corporate losers will think it's hilarious and Karen will tell Sharen all about it over morning donuts as they talk how they really shouldn't be eating them as they eat them.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 6, 2019

You're not wrong it really wasn't all that funny. But you gotta cater to your crowd and I knew Beth from Accounting would have a field day with that one

Sep 6, 2019

No you don't. You don't need to cater to anybody ever. You might choose to. That's your prerogative. But be under no illusion that this is the only way to survive.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 6, 2019

Dude just give it a shot. Next time you think of something funny, that's funny to you, just say it. See what happens. Some people might like it. Some might not. Why do you care. You'll feel so much better not second-guessing yourself, asking for permission, and apologizing for shit. Life is way better if you just do and say whatever you want.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 6, 2019
Mojo_Jojo:

Am I Allowed To Make Jokes On LinkedIn?

No. You can be funny on linkedin in the way that you can be funny on conference calls with people you barely know, but "making jokes" is stupid.

Mojo_Jojo:

I was looking to start a new position in the upcoming week and I wanted to post a joke on LinkedIn. Something like "Happy to announce I'll be starting a new... just kidding.... I know nobody cares. Have a good weekend"
Some shit like that. Or is that a surefire way to get blacklist from every bank in America?

Also this isn't even funny

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Sep 6, 2019

I guess the real wake up call of this post is I'm not as funny as I thought I was haha

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Sep 6, 2019

I at least got a chuckle.

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Sep 6, 2019

digital footprints are forever. do you really want to risk it when the recruiter is trying to look for red flags before inviting you for the superday that you've been working so hard for?

if you want to be relevant in the social media space then repost articles published by the firms where you want to eventually be or better yet read the article(s) that IB MD's post every now and then and post a question in the comment section.

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Sep 6, 2019

Dad?

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Sep 8, 2019

lol I legit laughed so hard when I saw your comment.. yeah man I just try not to be a smart ass as fellow monkeys can sometimes take you down fast haha
also... keeping my digital footprint clean ;)

Sep 8, 2019

@brewsterkeegan
lol I legit laughed so hard when I saw your comment.. yeah man I just try not to be a smart ass as fellow monkeys can sometimes take you down fast haha
Keeping my digital footprint clean.

Also, how about changing my name to daddychad

Sep 9, 2019

@brewsterkeegan
lol I legit laughed so hard when I saw your comment.. yeah man I just try not to be a smart ass as fellow monkeys can sometimes take you down fast haha
Keeping my digital footprint clean.

Also, how about changing my name to daddychad

Sep 6, 2019

Thank you, BrownChad
-- a fellow brown

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Sep 6, 2019

@BrownChad carbon copy human alert beep beep boop

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

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Sep 7, 2019

Something to keep in mind: people use social media sites for very specific things. Linkedin is a professional networking tool that is used for, well, professional networking. Jokes aren't really fitting with its raison d'etre, which means even if the joke isn't offensive or even if it's a good joke, most people will be put off by it. It's the same reason why YouTube doesn't have intelligent comments from bankers or Snapchat has classical piano concerts: the medium and message don't gel.

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Sep 8, 2019
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