As predicted, LinkedIn has censored my last post on their site. They accuse me of bullying and harassment (figure 1):
Fig. 1. Screenshot of email received from LinkedIn, taken by author, September 27, 2021.
The real problem is the word “bullshit,” which is a word I’m rather fond of. It is, in fact, part of the name of this site. LinkedIn conflates prudishness with professionalism and, of course, I reject entirely the allegation of bullying and harassment.
So I’m telling them to stuff it. If they don’t like it, they can close my account. It hasn’t done me any good whatsoever anyway.
On another note, I did indeed receive my COVID-19 vaccine booster yesterday morning. The only side effect to report was a sore arm. The pain intensified through the day, probably because I went straight to work and was using the arm to steer. This morning the pain had receded a bit but the arm was still noticeably weak.
Otherwise, I have suffered no ill effects from the booster and I’m confident the arm will be back to normal soon enough.
Moira Donegan, “Two disbarred lawyers sued a Texas doctor who performed an abortion. Flustered ‘pro-lifers’ are backpedaling,” Guardian, September 26, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/26/texas-doctor-abortion-sued-pro-lifers-backpedaling
It isn’t just computer chips. And a lot of the problem is labor, as workers fear returning to work due to the pandemic, they can’t get child care, and, in part, yeah, they’re tired of being treated and paid like shit.
Amy Davidson Sorkin, “The Supply-Chain Mystery,” New Yorker, September 26, 2021, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/04/the-supply-chain-mystery