ugh. There's some uncertainty in my company right now (people are going to get laid off, we just don't know when or who) and a lot of my coworkers have just joined LinkedIn. I was scrolling through LinkedIn's recommendations, looking for and adding people I knew, and something told me OK, that's enough, stop scrolling now. You'll be sorry if you don't.
Of course I kept on. And was rewarded by my H's ex, who was one of his chatty little text/FB buddies during the time we were planning to divorce. No, they didn't ever meet up, but he told me that talking to her was an ego boost for him - he was anxious about being single and talking to her felt good because she is someone he "knew he could get if he wanted." Ugh. But what upset me is that she's now working in my previous industry, and my beloved former manager is one of her contacts (along with my old boss and some other management from that company). For some reason it just really upset me that my old manager is a connection of hers - even though LinkedIn is not personal and I accept pretty much every request I get. How dare she invade my life on that front, too? (I know that's illogical - my husband was the one who offended - not her).
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. And if I DO lose my job here and get another one via my previous connections - there's a chance I might have to cross paths with her. Ugh. Ugh. UGHUGHUGHUGHUGH.