Expensify Leads, Competitors Follow

David Barrett —  November 10, 2010 — 2 Comments

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. But when it comes from competition… what does that even mean? Take our award-winning job post, whose intro includes this line:

“We’re getting crushed under an ever-growing pile of super awesome work, and I need one bright soul to help us dig our way out. I can guarantee you fun, an amazing opportunity to learn, and the siren’s call of distant riches.”

A competitor — let’s call them “ExpenseFog” — posts the following *three days later*:

“We’re getting hammered by an explosion of users loving our product and we need a hero to come to the rescue. I can guarantee you an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the smartest engineers and business people LA has to offer. Plus an amazing opportunity to make money.”

Seriously dude? Write your own frickin’ job post.

David Barrett


Founder of Expensify, destroyer of expense reports, and savior to frustrated employees worldwide.

2 responses to Expensify Leads, Competitors Follow


    For real……kinda tells me that nothing much original exists in their product either. Expensify is awesome…..but keep outing the lesser talented; at least it let’s them know they are not above scrutiny either and makes one think twice next time.


    Hah, that’s awesome. Do they not understand how the internets work? Maybe that’s why they need a hero.

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