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Survey: 1 in 4 Employers Have Caught An Employee Faking Sick Through Social Media

Careerbuilder posted their annual Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick and once again I am not surprised. Humored… not surprised.

Memo to the people: if you are going to call in sick do not, let me repeat that… do not at some point during the day post an Instagram photo from the lake, check in on Foursquare at the ballpark or tag all your friends on Facebook while at the bar.

Don’t be silly stupid.

And when you do call in sick come up with something better than this Top 10:

  • Employee just put a casserole in the oven.
  • Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed some "tweaking" to get it just right.
  • Employee was sitting in the bathroom and her feet and legs fell asleep. When she stood, up she fell and broke her ankle.

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Be Aware Of This LinkedIn Phishing Email

A week ago on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook I posted the following status update (click image to make it larger):

Phishing for LinkedIn password? Received this today... note the email address

LinkedIn Phishing Email, LinkedIn Email Scam, LinkedIn Hacked, LinkedIn Security 

I have at least 15 friends and colleagues reply that they too received the same message.

Unfortunately the past 24 hours I have seen a couple of LinkedIn status updates that appear to me to have been from “hacked” accounts.

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10 Minnesota Startups To Pitch Steve Case At Rise Of The Rest

Rise of the Rest Tour with Steve Case

The Rise of the Rest Tour rolled into Minneapolis this morning. Steve Case, Co Founder of AOL and startup investor, is in town for a series of events today similar to ones held in other cities to promote entrepreneurism and show case what is going on outside of Silicon Valley.

There was a breakfast this morning at CoCo and then a tour of some startups. And this afternoon a series of events:

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