eBay staff moonlighting via Craigslist?
File this one under “unverified but irresistable…”
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.
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.
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.