Monday, June 30, 2008

Meet Jared, er Jay, er... what?

In getting to know our beloved admin better, and thusly gain insight into madness, I delved into the "about us" section on Etsy.

I stumbled on Jay, whose real name is Jared but the page explains:

"His real name is Jared, but Etsy admins decided to rename him Jay, so as not to be confused with Jared Tarbell. No one else in the whole world calls him Jay. Just us. His mom hates it."
I have one of the most common names around, and have worked in office with others of the same name, and in one case the EXACT same given and surname that I have as well, and we all managed to find a way to identify each other without changing anything. But Etsy can't manage two Jared's?

What's that mean for Rob White if he ever moves to work in Brooklyn? Will they have to rename him "Buttercup" so as not to be stumped on payday?

29 Comments:

wristeroni said...

No, they'd probaly make Rob White start using Bob. Then he'd be Bob White . . . the trendy bird on a wire.

SoCali said...

*GiggleSnort* Buttercup.. Bob White. You guys crack me up.

Wende said...

I'm really surprised by this. I'm a director of a day camp and I have two Judys on staff. One calls herself "Judy" and one calls herself, "other Judy". It's even on her name tag! We all laugh, it's very clever of her. And while I would have come up with something different, these two women think it's hysterical.

I say we call the new Jared by the name his mother gave him.

wristeroni said...

yikes! I meant probably

suckit said...

Buttercup seems fairly appropriate.

ShrugItOff said...

That is just bizarre. They seriously couldn't have just called one Jared T. or something?!

I wish I could just go around renaming people at will. There's a certain person in the forums for whom I have a few choice name suggestions.

shannon said...

In one of my classes, we had two women named the same name. So one was mental hospital 1 [name] and one was mental hospital 2 [name] after where they worked.

impetuous said...

I think it's an intimidation tactic. They are probably threatened by his mad skills. Isn't he the real flash master at Etsy? I think he is the one that gets the major techtention (attention for being a skilled tech) for all of Etsy's gadgets.

impetuous said...

oh. look at that. I confused one Jared for the other!

I don't think it's an intimidation tactic. Just hard to keep track of two guys named Jared...


This does not however, change the fact that Etsy Angels suck hairy balls.

Heather said...

My son's name is Alex. In his preschool class there was another boy named Alex. The solution? Alex K. and Alex Z. If a bunch of 4yo's could figure this puzzle out....

buttercup said...

I thought Etsy WAS a bunch of four year olds?

Ivydee said...

We have three Ryan's in our office and we've managed just fine without renaming any of them. Though in honor of this thread I may start calling one of them Ricky instead. Ryan, Ricky and Little Ricky. Yeah, that should keep everyone straight!


(who are/were the EA? I think I missed that era)

ugh said...

Will they solve world peace next???

That may be better suited to the 4 year olds...

ShrugItOff said...

Here's another great "quit your day job" article in the Storque. Keep in mind KittyCrossbones is only 18 and quit a retail job so their title may be misleading to the 30something who works an office job.


http://www.etsy.com/storque/section/spotlight/article/quit-your-day-job-kittycrossbones/2113/

I am SO the boss of you! said...

There are so butt kissers, know it alls in the Etsy forums....Can I rename them?

Granted, they wouldn't like the names I've chosen for them but it's still deserved imo.

harold said...

Really??
Slow news day, eh?
You're really going to post about such insignificant things like this??????????

lol@this blog said...

shrug it off, can't you just be happy for someone who has a slightly successful job doing what they love???

ShrugItOff said...

The haters have crawled out of the woodwork like bugs. Is it that time already?

Smarty Pants said...

This is a huge ego problem, spelled right out for us.
As I sit atop my throne, I will cast upon you all a moniker of my choice!
You there! You shall be Shane! And you... you will be Billiam.
Feel my power! (evil laugh ah ha ha)
This is really really ridiculous sophomoric behaviour. I think these kids would be better suited to working at Newbury Comics, where the toughest thing they have to do is alphabetize.

Ann said...

Excuse me, but I'm having a bad day! Hijacking the original thread back to the 'quit your day job'. Did anyone notice this quote "My goal is always to do better than the last month, or break even"? Kudos to her for getting to the point of quitting her 'day' job but does having the goal of breaking even really qualify as being able to quit your day job for most of us.

context, it's what's for dinner said...

It looks like she meant break even as in selling at least as much as she did the month before, not as in making just barely enough money to survive.

27 said...

i'm really confused by this. i thought guys always referred to each other by their last names for this very reason.

notme said...

Can I say? KittyCrossBones is why I'm glad the new feedback rule is taking place. I ordered something from her during a "buy one get 50% more free" sale. When I received my order (which took a long time to receive, but I knew she was a student so I was understanding) I didn't have my "free 50%" in there. I convo'd her, she said something like "are you sure?" I said "yes" and that was it.

I never received the rest. This was around Christmas, I assumed she was busy, I was busy, I didn't want to be a PITA...but I wouldn't have ordered to begin with if the "free 50%" wasn't part of the deal. I don't know if she thought I was a liar and hoped I would go away, or if she forgot, or what - but I never left feedback.

And in the closed threads blog she talks about having outstanding orders that are years old? I don't get how that works. I suppose I'm not too impressed.

The quality of the product was fine, however. She just seemed a bit over her head.

TheSneakyOne said...

Keep it on topic guys.. You know.. The whole buttercup/jay/jared thing.

If you'd like to see a feature on the kittycrossbones, please e-mail your idea to etsybiatch@gmail.com

xoxoxo,

TheSneakyOne

The Kinky One said...

"Slow news day, eh?
You're really going to post about such insignificant things like this??????????"


Harold Dear, It's our blog, we post what we want. My idea of a slow news day was to post a quote about drinking and posting in the forums. Not every day is a "FRAUDULENT BEAD SELLER!!!" day. That's just how life works.

You don't have to read it if it bores you - it won't hurt our feelings. And trust me, when it's an exciting Etsy news day, one of us will at least post a link or smoke a cigar.

**goes back to inhaling stale cigar smoke in a dimly-lit room while staring at a computer sceen**

captain obvious said...

the options are endless, really...
J-Dawg
Big J
Little J

... oh, and JARED, his *real* name!

forum rubbernecker said...

Here are a few more names for admin that I sometimes am just itching to use:

N. Competent
N. Experienced
N. Sensitive
N. Ept

You get the idea.

anonanon said...

Is it just me, or have the EtsyAngels closed up shop and left town?

Ivydee said...

I still have no idea who they are.