According to msnbc, a new Web site called Get Unvarnished lets you rank your co-workers and bosses, review them, knock them, rant about them all under a casual veil of anonymity. To make an analogy… Facebook is to LinkedIn as RateMyProfessor is to Unvarnished.
The Web site is currently advertising itself as a way to build your own professional reputation, so potential employers and new co-workers can look people up and be pleased with what they see. But the same worries and ethical issues that come up with RatemyProf happen here. What if you have a riff with a co-worker and they post lies in anger about you on this Web site, and a potential employer sees this? We all have that one co-worker we do not get along with, that one person that we fight with and disagree with. Now that person potentially has the power to stop us from getting a job in the future.