I connected with someone on LinkedIn with an interesting profile, who, a couple of days later, then started a sales pitch. I declined, they came back, I declined again. Their response :
I got the following message, from the same person on Monday:
What’s the best way to approach this?
I considered naming and shaming but that adds noting to the conversation and creates friction when no friction is required. I could go back to the person directly, making no public comment, but that just informs the person on a binary basis. So I went this way.
*Edit – After I drafted, edited, and scheduled this post I checked back through my messages and the sender had deleted their message. No comment, no apology, no acknowledgment that they’d sent me a second message.