Is Jessamyn a volunteer or paid? October 15, 2006 2:43 PM   Subscribe

"I don't know if she's paid or volunteer, but I damned sure wouldn't want to have jessamyn's job." Well, me neither -- I sometimes disagree with the judgement calls, but wouldn't want to be the one making them, and I don't see why anyone would volunteer for it. So is jessamyn paid?
posted by reklaw to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM (43 comments total)

Apologies for the new MeTa post, but I think it's a Big Enough Question that it deserves one. Unless it's been answered somewhere before, in which case I'm just dumb.
posted by reklaw at 2:44 PM on October 15, 2006


Matt's said on the site somewhere that he tosses a few dollars her way now and then.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:45 PM on October 15, 2006


What business is it of yours whether she is paid or not?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 2:57 PM on October 15, 2006


in addition to moderation, jess is also a crack librarian, excellent photog, and a bumbling but promising escape artist.
posted by quonsar at 2:59 PM on October 15, 2006


If she isn't, she should be.
posted by signal at 3:01 PM on October 15, 2006


What business is it of yours whether she is paid or not?

What business is it of yours what business of reklaw's it is whether she is paid or not?
posted by Espy Gillespie at 3:02 PM on October 15, 2006



Have a snack, ya'll!
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:04 PM on October 15, 2006


"and I don't see why anyone would volunteer for it."

Me neither, mostly because of threads like these.
posted by greasy_skillet at 3:09 PM on October 15, 2006


Espy Gillespie : "What business is it of yours what business of reklaw's it is whether she is paid or not?"

What business is it of yours what business of Steven C. Den Beste's it is of what business of reklaw's it is whether she is paid or not?
posted by Bugbread at 3:14 PM on October 15, 2006


She is paid--in options.
posted by found missing at 3:14 PM on October 15, 2006


This has been a black weekend for the grey.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:16 PM on October 15, 2006


and a white weekend for the blue, and it'll be a blue christmas on the green. or something.
posted by jonmc at 3:17 PM on October 15, 2006


She is paid--in options.

Backdated options.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 3:23 PM on October 15, 2006


posted by Alvy Ampersand I must be thinking of the other reklaw who's started 3 of his 7 MeTas making pointed complaints regarding the rise of overmoderation.

And now it's 4 out of 8, which means 50% of reklaw's MeTa callouts are I Don't Like Jessamyn.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:26 PM on October 15, 2006


A question better asked via e-mail, I think.
posted by solid-one-love at 3:27 PM on October 15, 2006


Perhaps it was better asked via e-mail, but I'm glad it was asked here, though, just because I'm curious. Not because it will overturn any opinions of mine, nor reinforce them, just idle curiosity.
posted by Bugbread at 3:32 PM on October 15, 2006


Speaking as someone who's had posts & comments deleted by both moderators, if people don't agree with moderation, or dislike half the two-person moderation team, they don't have to post to a moderated site. Usenet's still there, as is livejournal, etc. etc. etc.
posted by davy at 3:33 PM on October 15, 2006


posted by reklaw I don't see why anyone would volunteer for [jessamyn's job]. So is jessamyn paid?

In other words, you're wondering why someone would volunteer to deal with assholes like you.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:33 PM on October 15, 2006


I would like to have pay schedules posted, and minutes of the meetings available for public inspection.
posted by found missing at 3:35 PM on October 15, 2006


She has all that job satisfaction from everyone praising her work, which is worth more than money.
posted by I Am Not a Lobster at 3:36 PM on October 15, 2006


She works in a crack library??
posted by Saucy Intruder at 3:36 PM on October 15, 2006


Tappin' on the glass in the reptile hose after the mongoose primary school has been through on its annual trip...
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:37 PM on October 15, 2006


It is my fervent hope that this question remain unanswered.
posted by dersins at 3:38 PM on October 15, 2006


i want a pdf of the employee handbook
posted by pyramid termite at 3:38 PM on October 15, 2006


MetaFilter: In the reptile hose.
posted by solid-one-love at 3:39 PM on October 15, 2006


Den Beste: What business is it of yours whether she is paid or not?

I raised the question of compensation (over in the other thread) because Jessamyn seems to take a lot of abuse (ranging from "fuck you" to "this site was so much better before you started moderating") as a result of her moderation, that I was trying to work out in my mind what compensation, if any, she gets in return for her work here. I thought that if she's being well-compensated, the bullshit might be easier to tolerate than if it's merely a labor of love.
posted by jayder at 3:40 PM on October 15, 2006


And now it's 4 out of 8, which means 50% of reklaw's MeTa callouts are I Don't Like Jessamyn.

OK, seriously, that's just not true. This is just curiosity. I have absolutely no opinion on jessamyn, the person, nor any bad feelings towards her. I'm just curious if she gets paid to put up with all this shit, or not.
posted by reklaw at 3:40 PM on October 15, 2006


This is about as importaint as who is sleeping with who... so who would like to share? Last few nights I've been sleeping alone so nothing interests me more, and by more I mean less. I think both Mat and Jess do an excellent job in moderation. People can post their snowflakes elsewhere.
posted by edgeways at 3:41 PM on October 15, 2006


This is about as importaint as who is sleeping with who... so who would like to share?

don't let it get around, but I've been sleeping with pips.
posted by jonmc at 3:42 PM on October 15, 2006


You are? But didn't you two get married?
posted by solid-one-love at 3:44 PM on October 15, 2006


I've been sleeping with my wife. And just for the record, my job pays, well... technically.
posted by arcticwoman at 3:45 PM on October 15, 2006


You are? But didn't you two get married?

yep. and yet we carry on. perverse I know.
posted by jonmc at 3:54 PM on October 15, 2006


jonmc : "yep. and yet we carry on. perverse I know."

As long as you're not doing it for fun...
posted by Bugbread at 4:00 PM on October 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


Please, I'm Catholic.
posted by jonmc at 4:04 PM on October 15, 2006 [2 favorites]


jessamyn deserves to get paid.

Wait, how'd jonmc become the topic again?
posted by loquacious at 4:10 PM on October 15, 2006


I've always thought of Jessamyn as almost saintly, so the thought of whether or not she gets paid for this has never crossed my mind.

I guess I thought that she was doing it as some sort of penance so that she can eventually be canonized.
posted by leftcoastbob at 4:11 PM on October 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


Wait, how'd jonmc become the topic again?

You'd prefer to listen to people bitch?

But we don't have to talk about me. Let's talk about you. What do you think of me?
posted by jonmc at 4:12 PM on October 15, 2006 [2 favorites]


I've always thought of Jessamyn as almost saintly,

Jess is a very patient lady and a good administrator, but nominating someone for sainthood is just too much pressure. I've met Jess and she didn't seem the saintly type.
posted by jonmc at 4:20 PM on October 15, 2006


Jessamyn deserves to be paid, along with the three other mods we don't have (one of whom lives in Europe and/or Australia).
posted by bardic at 4:20 PM on October 15, 2006


This is about as importaint as who is sleeping with who... so who would like to share?

I currently sleep alone.

The line starts here, ladies.
Please, no pushing.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:22 PM on October 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


Yes I pay her. Currently I pay her monthly as a contractor, but as an employee with a real salary on Jan 1st.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:23 PM on October 15, 2006 [2 favorites]


Did you really think this question is at all appropriate? I hope you do get an answer and that answer is "mind your own business, you nosy prick".
posted by dg at 4:23 PM on October 15, 2006


You'd prefer to listen to people bitch?

Not everyone was bitching. I was reading the people agreeing that it's nice that she gets paid something.

What do you think of me?

Depends on how drunk I get. You buying?
posted by loquacious at 4:23 PM on October 15, 2006


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