I currently work for a small company. A couple of years ago, our CEO set up a sister company, and several of us did odd-jobs to assist in getting it up and running.
At one point, he was concerned that if anyone looked the company up on LinkedIn and saw that it had no official employees, that they'd think it was a one-man-band and be wary of dealing with him. So, he assigned everyone in the main company a job role in the sister company and asked us to update employment profiles on LinkedIn. This was so that anyone viewing the sister company would see that it had several people employed.
While I did work for the company and contribute to its growth, it was mainly advisory work on a very sporadic basis. Certainly nothing even approaching the work that would have come with the title I was given.
It seemed harmless at the time, but now I'm looking for other work and I'm unsure how to handle it.
Should I simply remove the sister company from my social network profiles and never mention it? Could this eventually come back to haunt me in some way?
Alternatively, as I could (tenuously) argue that I worked for the company, is it worth including on social profiles or my CV as another feather in my cap?