Business cards are one of those things one really wants to pick up

johnboy 30 October 2012 30

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Sometimes even the best of us drop things we don’t manage to pick up.

But when it’s business cards? And at O’Connor shops? It can really save embarrassment to make an effort.

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Postalgeek Postalgeek 4:34 pm 11 Aug 10

georgesgenitals said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gullible

They took that word out of the OED last year.

It’s spelt ‘gulliable’.

No, it’s true. I looked up the OED and couldn’t find it anywhere.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 3:56 pm 11 Aug 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gullible

They took that word out of the OED last year.

It’s spelt ‘gulliable’.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 2:20 pm 11 Aug 10

gullible

They took that word out of the OED last year.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:38 am 11 Aug 10

Hmm…
Seems what I recall as being in the Commonwealth PSM was actually a Departmental security advice about ‘handling business information securely’.

Here we still get told to hand back any spare business cards before new ones will be issued on the grounds that they could be used for identity impersonation.
Which is a strange idea anyway, we give them out for free to strangers, and then expect the recipient to dispose of them appropriately?
But anyone falling for “Of course I am who I say I am, here is a business card” without further checking is seriously gullible.

Thumper Thumper 10:22 am 11 Aug 10

I’m going to go and shred my business cards right now.

Who knows what sort of security risk they can be?

I shudder at the very thought…

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:13 am 11 Aug 10

*gasp*

I had no idea having my business cards fall into the hands of others was such a security risk! Here I was thinking they were specifically designed to be circulated, but now I find they should be kept under lock and key and never given to anybody! I shudder to think what somebody might do with all the cards I’ve handed out at meetings and conferences. I mean, they have my name, my landline, my mobile, my e-mail address, my street and PO Box addresses, my employer…they could be stealing my identity RIGHT NOW! Oh, dear God – I just realised the same information is in my EMAIL SIGNATURE! I’m enabling terrorism! And it’s on GOLD! They’re probably walking into Commonwealth premises right now! With guns! And my business card! And security is just waving them through!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:37 pm 06 Aug 10

greenit said :

Hey Nerissa

This is why we all have secure rubbish bins in the workplace – could be a major security risk to dispose of any work related documents through your regular rubbish. I’m surprised your agency didn’t alert you to this risk as part of your security assessment!

This is standard policy where I work, not even subject to situational risk assessment. But if it isn’t where Nerissa works, the above is why it should be.
Read the goddamn Protective Security Manual if you’re entitled to, that’s what its for.

greenit greenit 7:36 pm 06 Aug 10

Hey Nerissa

This is why we all have secure rubbish bins in the workplace – could be a major security risk to dispose of any work related documents through your regular rubbish. I’m surprised your agency didn’t alert you to this risk as part of your security assessment!

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 6:16 pm 06 Aug 10

Hey Nerissa – can my housemate give you a call? He’s single.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 4:52 pm 06 Aug 10

Holden Caulfield said :

embilly said :

Hmmm, couldnt this amount to slander?

Slander, for this!

When did we die and become the United States?

The United States wherein it is more difficult to successfully sue for slander than it is here, or some mythical United States wherein it is easier?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:11 pm 06 Aug 10

embilly said :

yay for Nerissa!

+1

embilly embilly 2:30 pm 06 Aug 10

yay for Nerissa!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:50 pm 06 Aug 10

*applauds Nerissa for trying to fix up an unpleasant situation*

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 12:14 pm 06 Aug 10

Eh Narissa you could have been saved the problem if the OP had been more community-minded and less after sensationalism, and picked up the cards having noted they possibly represented an identity problem for you.

But that might not be riotous behaviour might it?

nerissa nerissa 11:53 am 06 Aug 10

I was upset when I found out that someone had gone through my rubbish bin and had taken a quantity of outdated business cards and scattered them around the area. As soon as I heard of this, I went to the shops and cleaned up any cards that were still there. This incident reinforces warnings by the police of identity fraud and lessons about not disposing of any personal information through the public waste system.

Kuku Kuku 11:20 am 06 Aug 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

I have a bad feeling about this.

lol

embilly embilly 11:10 am 06 Aug 10

Well, I’m just sayin… everyone here is implying that the owner of the business cards is the litterer. Just puttin it out there.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:48 am 06 Aug 10

embilly said :

Hmmm, couldnt this amount to slander?

Slander, for this!

When did we die and become the United States?

Special G Special G 8:51 am 06 Aug 10

The green question is did JB do the right thing and pick up the business cards after the photo op.

embilly embilly 8:38 am 06 Aug 10

Hmmm, couldnt this amount to slander? None of us have any idea of the sitaution behind this. I feel bad for this person as there’s a fair chance that she didn’t drop them on the ground herself, and I’m sure right about now, she’s getting a phone call at her desk from someone wanting to know what the hell she was thinking.

How about people go easy on the poor woman before you draw the worst conclusion??

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