Work Based Social Media

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yamjam

#1

We are being ‘strongly encouraged’ to register for the company social media. I’ve avoided doing it for months - the thought of having ‘yamjams’ about continuous improvement, or LEAN really does nothing for me - yet last week I gave into the strong-arm tactics and signed up.

Does anyone else have one of these things at their workplace? Basically, a Twitter-lite place for people to wave their willies about and pat themselves on their back because they’ve finally found ‘a foolproof way to avoid mis-typing passcodes into the phone for conference calls’ or successfully saved ‘£1 by getting their rail tickets printed at office based kiosks rather than at the station’.

I could largely ignore it, but I get twice daily updates by email with a snapshot of the yammer highlights. So far, I’ve restrained from being a sarcastic fucker in the comments section, but I’m sure it’s only going to be a matter of time.

So yeah, you lot. Let’s have a yamjam. DiSjam? SoundPound?


#2

I don’t really understand any of this stuff


#3

Everyone at my work sits in the same room - I think it’s a bit redundant for us.

I can see the benefits for larger organisations though.


#4

Not sure I understand these words.

A mate of mine used to work somewhere which had “Facebook For Work” and would share the best bits with us though.

He worked for a bank.


#5

This seems to be the kind of thing that goes on here too.

That and someone created a ‘jokes and riddles’ group.


#6

Sounds like a good place to talk about Booker P and the MGs


#7

Anything that can replace the need for meetings can only be a good thing


#8

Here’s another gem


#9

Last one (same guy)


#10

Create an Outlook folder called “Yammer Bullshit”, create a rule that sends all Yammer Bullshit to said folder. Never look in the folder.
:white_check_mark: Solution


#11

We used to have one at Pearson which they tried to make us use a lot, but ultimately was completely lame and didn’t work properly. The company after mine used Yammer and it sucked.


#12

Can’t wait for this guy’s novel.


#13

Agreed… but it’s not used for that in this case.


#14

This just reminds me that I thought I was going to be fired in a job so I set a rule in Outlook to send everything into Deleted Items apart from my payslip. That was in May. Wasn’t fired and didn’t leave until December. I had a few very relaxing months of employment there.


#15

I’m on Yammerbook. It’s shite. We all hate it.


#16

think my old work had an unofficial Tumblr


#17

After months of this shit I finally gave in and logged onto our Yammer. Then I went to Settings, switched off all the alerts and have been blissfully Yammer free ever since.

I was amused to find out that one member of our team has been busily posting “interesting” articles about our business up there. All by himself.


#18

Did some work for a company with an internal forum thing a while ago. Business updates, IT announcements and that sort of thing usually got about 1 reply. The celebrity spotting thread had around 700 (most of which seemed to be of Phil from Location Location Location).


#19

As in he was the most spotted celebrity. I didn’t work on Location Location Location.


#20

can’t imagine anything worse tbh. still don’t really understand what linkedin is and feel quite bad about having an account on there.