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2000 US$/month

From Jim Stone Aug 4 Met in person

Extremely Negative

I once thought Kasper was able to separate friendship from business and keep things professional. I was wrong. Friends don’t routinely bash each other personally in public and scream “you’re a f*cking asshole!” in public forums. I should have known better, but Kasper will do whatever it takes to push his twisted agenda. He’ll demand special treatment and then cry when he doesn’t get his way. Beware – this man will stab you in the back after he borrows the knife from you. In his own words ( ): “I don’t know what I’m trying to achieve. But I’m not stopping.”

Thanks Jim. How do you seperate friendship and business now that you get 2000 US$ a month to coordinate volunteers?

2 Responses to “2000 US$/month”

  • It is so depressing to see one of the leaders speaking about “business” when referring to Couchsurfing. “Separate friendship from business”?!?
    I wonder how many people share your vision of CS as business.

    I use a lot of words when I speak about CS but never business. I guess it is good that CS users can read so clearly your vision.

    Strangely enough I don’t find any mention to “business” in the mission. You want to read it again? Maybe you should?


    “CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance, and facilitate cultural understanding.”

    As a community we strive to do our individual and collective parts to make the world a better place, and we believe that the surfing of couches is a means to accomplish this goal. CouchSurfing isn’t about the furniture- it’s not just about finding free accommodations around the world- it’s about participating in creating a better world. We strive to make a better world by opening our homes, our hearts, and our lives. We open our minds and welcome the knowledge that cultural exchange makes available. We create deep and meaningful connections that cross oceans, continents and cultures. CouchSurfing wants to change not only the way we travel, but how we relate to the world! ”

    So why don’t we change the tagline in couchsurfing to.
    Couchsurfing: the business of hospitality

    Business?!? So sad …

  • I need say, any differences here should be handled between Jim and Kasper in private.

    You know the folks at Facebook at seeing this and Luaghing about it !

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