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  • LinkedIn employee Mariah Walton realized she was missing CEO Jeff Weiner’s visit to the social network’s Dublin offices, so she left him a note.
  • Weiner saw her note and took a selfie at her desk, apologizing for missing her. Walton shared the photo in a post that has since gone viral on LinkedIn.

When Dublin-based LinkedIn employee Mariah Walton realized that her vacation to Venice would mean missing a visit from LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, she took action.

Since Walton wouldn’t be there personally, she decided to leave a photo and note for Weiner, laying out her role and bemoaning that she’d miss her chance for a selfie. Walton is an analytics manager with LinkedIn, having moved to Dublin after working from the Microsoft subsidiary’s Silicon Valley headquarters for two and a half years.

“It doesn’t hurt to ‘subtly’ remind them what you do and how it helps the big picture,” writes Walton in a now-viral LinkedIn post. Well, Weiner clearly appreciated the effort, because Walton came back to find that Weiner had indeed taken a selfie with her selfie, at her desk.

Walton posted the picture to LinkedIn, where it attracted almost 30,000 Likes and about 500 comments at the time of writing. Weiner himself chimed in, thanking Walton for her contributions.

Mariah, sorry I missed you this trip to Dublin. Keep up the great work on the international dashboard. Has been a game changer for the product team,” wrote Weiner. His post has almost 4,000 Likes on its own.

In the comments to her post, Walton explains that she didn’t have any meetings scheduled with Weiner during his visit to the Dublin office, and he wasn’t specifically there to meet her team — she just didn’t want to miss her Read More Here