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Why I'm a Staffer, and More

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Folks, people ask me why I'm permanently committed to my job as  customer service rep at craigslist.

Also asked: why I'm not
interesting in selling the company.

The deal is that my personal mission, my twist on public service, means that I
gotta stay firmly part of the grassroots, the virtual street.

My permanent personal commitment to customer service helps make that happen.

Days ago, I realized that I'm not interested in selling because too much money
tends to sever one's connection to the grassroots.

Money can change you, and I
resist that kind of thing.

(... and please indulge me, here's a really important story on craigslist.)

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