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April 1, 2008 at 9:15 pm #586665
For anyone who’s wondering, the “successful Web 2.0…” etc. post was run by me before the person posted here. It occurs to me that maybe a Jobs category might be appropriate to create, and that sort of post would belong there. But I’m wondering what you all think – regarding that and any other change in how subject matter is grouped and divided here. We started with a short list of topic divisions on purpose — I remain leery of creating the sort of bulletin-board setup where everything is so overwhelmingly subdivided (“here’s the group for left-handed people whose last names start with A … here’s the group for righthanded people who like tulips … etc.”) that you can’t easily flow in and out of topics and discussions. Thoughts? Keep the status quo? Add an area or two? Please post here or if you have anything you would want to say one-on-one, you can e-mail us at
TRApril 1, 2008 at 9:20 pm #620701
TR – I love the way it is set up now, not overwhelming. However, adding a “job’s discussion” section might be a good idea. That’s just what I think.
Thanks for all you do!April 1, 2008 at 9:21 pm #620702
It’s nice to offer up jobs locally. I just feel like once the words out that you can post job listings here, the site will be taken over by them and lose it’s personal touch.April 1, 2008 at 9:27 pm #620703
I’m a little biased, because I’m about to email Colleen and say, “Pick me pick me,” even though I don’t have any experience in internet marketing. I really have had it with the bridge traffic. :-)
Seriously, I think a jobs listing would be a great thing, if we could somehow enforce “localness”. See all the other postings about the damned commute. I’d even be happy to be the enforcer, if that would help take some of the work from wsb.
It’s sort of an extension of the entrepreneur thread…
jmnho (ask!)April 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm #620704
Like Charla I was thinking of the entrepreneur thread, as I’m headed that direction once Macy’s finally axes me in August. But I feel like I should do the right thing and at least throw you guys a few bones.
I think Charla is pining for a job at WSB? ‘Forum butt-kicker’ for a job description.April 1, 2008 at 9:38 pm #620705
I think she should get that job!April 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm #620706
To be honest, I don’t generally pay attention to the categories – I check out the site enough that the “Latest Discussions” section is all I need to look at. I pay attention more to the topic than what category it’s in, unless I’m searching for an older post. So I guess I don’t care. :)April 1, 2008 at 11:41 pm #620707
Like Sue, I too only scroll down to the “Latest Discussions” and never really gave a thought to what was at the top of the page. And from the L.D. list I only read what might interest me.April 1, 2008 at 11:56 pm #620708
I *used* to do what Sue and FP do; then we had the infamous “Trader Joe’s” topic that morphed into “Racism”. Until wsb changed the title, I’d given up reading it because I thought I knew what I thought about TJ’s (build it next door, soon, please.)
Many of our topics have a tendency to drift — which is kind of fun, but makes it dangerous to skip a subject or miss two days in a row. You never can tell what gets right by you.
(This is why I’d make a lousy enforcer — you-all would want me to keep people on topic and — that’s obviously not what I’m best at.) OOOOH look at that bright shiny object over there :-)April 2, 2008 at 12:00 am #620709
charla – OMG, you crack me up! I was thinking that same thing when I read that post. You never know what you are missing if you just assume the topic of the thread doesn’t interest you.
However, most people would probably prefer to skip some of those conversations.
Btw, let me know if you received those emails to the new address.April 2, 2008 at 1:01 am #620710
I agree with JT – just wouldn’t want this Forum to turn into a generic job posting destination. Could there be a way to ensure the “localness” factor??April 4, 2008 at 7:58 am #620711
OK, I’m going to try it, very low key for starters. We’ll see if it turns into a hassle, in which case I can suspend it. And it will definitely be WEST SEATTLE ONLY. I’ll be quick on the delete key. Thanks (belatedly) for replying … TRApril 4, 2008 at 9:28 pm #620712
Can people also post if they’re searching for a WS job, or is this only for people offering one?April 5, 2008 at 7:19 am #620713
Hmm. I think I’d have to add a separate one for Jobs Wanted, and call this one Jobs Offered, if we did that. However, as a hiring manager for many years in my “old life” (and hopefully at some point in WSB’s ongoing growth!) I can’t imagine hiring anyone from a “I’m looking” post, though – but maybe some people do???April 5, 2008 at 7:49 am #620714
I was logging on here tonight to post the same question as Sue.
I have always done a lot of browsing through the lists of resumes on sites like craiglist. I have found two employees that way over the past few years. The posts are just specifically a resume put up on the bulletin board and potential employers can contact the candidates they wish to.
I would be interested in seeing something like that one here. Although my business is in Downtown Seattle, I would still use this site as a resource for new employees if they were listed.
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