New Site Enables You to be Anonymously Catty to Co-Workers
Using technology brought to light in the uber-popular film 'Social ,' a new website called CubeDuel lets you vote for "Who Would You Rather Work With," giving you the choice to select between two different co-workers at once.
It works like this: You allow Cubeduel.com to access your LinkedIn account, and it will show you two people you've worked with from the same company. You then vote for the one you'd rather work with. Two more colleagues will immediately appear, until you've voted on everyone from your list of contacts who work or have worked at the same company.
If you're really brave, you can see how your co-workers rate you. But you have to have been ranked at least 20 times for a rating to show up, and the site encourages you to share their link and get people to vote for you on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn in order for that to happen.
All voting is anonymous, so no one will ever know how you voted. Depending on their ranking, however, someone could easily be either overjoyed or offended. It could be used as a subtle yet firm hint that a colleague needs to change their evil ways, or that he / she is appreciated by co-workers in a big way.
If this sounds confusing, just go to Cubeduel.com and follow instructions. It will only take you about 20 seconds to figure it out; but once you try it, you'll spend a ridiculous amount of time voting and returning to see your own ranking. Do so at your own risk.
Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award-winning multi-media journalist and author of Career Comeback--Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want. Her work has been translated into 20 different languages, and she is a frequent expert guest and commentator on news and talk shows. She has been featured in The Wall St. Journal, on the CBS Early Show, NBC Today, CNBC, Fox Business News, Dr. Phil, Oprah.com and many other media outlets. Lisa discusses her AOL pieces each week and interviews vital guests on the web TV show, This Week in Careers. Learn more on LisaJohnsonMandell.com.