Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
If you are on LinkedIn you understand its use. If not than I’ll explain it. In short it is a business and professional networking social media type tool. You can connect with like-minded professionals with the intent on upward mobility or just searching for a job.
I joined it years ago after retirement thinking I might consult. I logon infrequently now – usually to accept a connection or participate in group discussions.
My point here deals with one aspect of LinkedIn. You can request recommendations/references that make your resume style profile more enticing to employers or clients. For example if you are a realtor you can get accolades for how successfully you handled a sale or purchase.
The only request for a recommendation I ever had was from Sam Rasoul CFO of Kissito Healthcare. Now I know Rasoul not as a colleague but from a few various interactions through the years.
This was on December 4 way before knowing his intention to run for Mayor of Roanoke. So I wrote a very nice recommendation and forgot about it from then on only to see it resurface.
On February 3 it became an endorsement that looked like an endorsement of The Roanoke Star-Sentinel, a weekly newspaper where I freelance. I didn’t see it hit my mailbox on Friday. I first came across it on the Blue Ridge Caucus Sunday.
Needless to say I was surprised to see the recommendation meant to be used for furthering Sam’s career and instead being used as a political endorsement. I now removed the recommendation after some fumbling on figuring out how.
Lesson learned … LinkedIn recommendations could be used for other than what is intended so beware. I would have appreciated at least an inquiry on using it for another purpose.
PS: Just read Sandi Saunders comment on Blue Ridge Caucus after my complaint – I see she is a “Jackson Ax” fan – LOL Sandi. I’m feeling better now.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Tags: comedy, social_media