Employment attorney Jeff Nowak works in Chicago–or, at least he did until the coronavirus hit. Now he works out of his suburban home. While his LinkedIn profile still says Chicago–since that’s where his office is located–LinkedIn recently asked him to change his location to the site of his suburban home office.
At the same time, LinkedIn updated my town from Basel Area, Switzerland, to Basel, Basel-Town, Switzerland. I recently moved from the Basel suburbs (which I would classify as Basel Area) to the middle of the city. I figured they must be classifying people based on their IP addresses with Jeff’s experience and mine. With everyone working at home, IP addresses were showing up as homes rather than offices.
I was wrong.
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