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The problem with LinkedIn

I used to admire LinkedIn. It served a purpose, had a solid business model and meant recruiters could easily find me and contact me. LinkedIn had the amazing advantage of doing three things that could seemed contradictory at first glance but worked in its unique ecosystem:
Provide me with a convenient place to host my resumeAllow me to contact recruiters and peersDo so without being an addictive platform like Facebook or Twitter (my personal opinion)
Basically, the sweet thing about LinkedIn is that you could just create your profile and only log in when absolutely necessary such as when you changed jobs or earned a new qualification. LinkedIn had a definite purpose and everybody was using it the way it was meant to be utilized: as a platform to connect recruiters and prospective candidates and to allow professionals to grow their networks and showcase their skills.

Then, things changed. People started using LinkedIn as a way to get in touch with key executives to sell their products o…

There's room for improvement in the Debonairs delivery service

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I've been ordering pizza deliveries from Debonairs for several years and they are always amazing. The food is great (except for that one time where I ordered a pizza that did not go well with my stomach but that's probably my fault for going too far out of my comfort zone), the drivers are always here within a reasonable delay, and ordering from them is a breeze. In fact, they are the only ones I order home deliveries from and will do so as long as pizza exists.

There's just one thing about Debonairs that bugs me though. Since I've ordered numerous times from them, my phone number is already stored on their management information system. When I give them my phone number to place tmy order, I guess* they input my number in the system and all my details pop up, including my name and address. This is proven by the fact that they always say my name(warning: Breaking Bad spoilers) after I've given them my landline number.  I'm guessing they can also view my previou…