eBay staff moonlighting via Craigslist?

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File this one under “unverified but irresistable…”

Yumio runs Product & Marketing at MyThings.com, and previously launched Yahoo Answers. She writes:

Every time I post on Craigslist for a part-time position for Web work (coding, design, etc.) I get a ton of replies from CURRENT eBay employees who all say they can work up to 20 hours a week on moonlighting freelance. One person we hired for a facebook application was absolutely horrendous – but I still am amazed at how he often came to our office in the middle of the work-day (long lunch???) to do milestone meetings.

Found via Shripriya, an ex-eBay employee, who writes:

When I worked at eBay , none of us had time to breathe. It was go-go-go all the time. … I wonder what’s changed over there. Once apathy sets in, reversing it is going to be really, really hard.

2 Responses

  1. I’d like to believe Shripriya account of life at eBay, with everyone working 24/7 to meet deadlines, but as the deadline for every new policy or feature gets pushed back and back I think they probably are moonlighting.

  2. I worked with Shri at eBay and certainly she was a veritable workhorse. Her comment strikes me as accurate. I certainly recall times when eBay was allconsuming and the thought of moonlighting (especially in the middle of the day) absolutely impossible to conceive.



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