Jim Buckmaster in the UK on craigslist: "Craigslist – daring to be dull"

Jim Buckmaster in the UK on craigslist: "Craigslist – daring to be dull"

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Hey, Jim's the guy who really runs things, in the UK now, and has done two interviews which illustrate the really good job he does:

And you really don't hold meetings?

"Of all the meetings that I’ve gone to in the past virtually all of them, I’ve felt, were kind of useless. Some of the things that happen in meetings [such as] trying to motivate people to work harder, well that’s not something that we [need to] do, and as far as keeping people on the same page, well most of our workers are tech workers who are to one extent or another not super sociable and are perhaps more comfortable keeping it on the same page through computer programme chat mechanisms. For tech work it’s a much more robust way of communicating than sitting and talking in person in some ways. The other thing is I don’t like closed door meetings because I know from my years working in big organisations that they always mean something bad is going to happen."

(I'm sure Jim spelled it "organiZation", oh, and "program")

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breeze

I personally love craigslist, its simple and to the point. My best friend had the hardest time finding a job on some other well-known sites, came to craigslist and got 12 interviews in one week and landed one of the jobs. Now, I'm using it to find a job after graduation.

em

other than specialized organizations (most of which *don't* provide job postings), there is nothing near as good as cl jobs.
'(I'm sure Jim spelled it "organiZation"..'
hey, me too! I always have to spell things out when i'm talking to brits. it makes chatting so sloooowww.

em

aha:
"Other sites always have this constant balancing act where they’re trying not to annoy their users too much while satisfying their investors,"
exactly.

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