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|Wed Nov 1 2006 09:30:55|
By: Ina Steiner
After watching the video news report about the explosion at the PayPal building in San Jose, I'm really thankful that no one was injured. It looks like an explosive device was left outside a door that employees use during their breaks. Imagine if a few people had been outside taking a break, I shudder to think about what might have happened.
This could have been a real tragedy. Employees are human beings, with husbands, wives, children, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. Whoever is responsible for this is despicable. Violence is abhorrent, there is never an excuse.
My sympathies go out to everyone who works at PayPal and eBay. Imagine their consternation and concern today. Whatever your thoughts about the companies, they are institutions. It's people that matter, and I believe that most of the community of eBayers are truly sympathetic for what occurred Tuesday night.
by: Scott Neuman
|Wed Nov 1 17:46:48 2006|
Amazing that someone hates Paypal.com enough to set off an explosion. Considering the amount of grief that Paypal.com has caused some people with their "We don't care if we keep your money for whatever reason we feel like, We're Paypal.com" when they close an account for made up reasons, I'm surprised something didn't happen sooner from some of the crazies on the net. Sounds like an employee that got pissed off. Glad no one was hurt though. No reason makes it right. But someone did go postal.
by: Chris Tsakalakis
|Wed Nov 1 21:08:53 2006|
Ina, thank you for your sympathies and kind remarks. On behalf of the eBay employees here in San Jose, I just wanted to say I appreciate it.
by: mustang warehouse
|Thu Nov 2 10:40:34 2006|
it is very scarry to say the least. to state the obvious no one deserves to have this happen to them. perhaps this should be a wake up call for ebay/paypal to open their eyes at their high handed policies that leave people at the mercy of their horrible policies and poor at best customer service. their business practices cost many people grief,aggrevation and money. i have always said that one of these days they are going to screw over the wrong guy and something like this was going to happen. thank god that no one was hurt but lets hope that they learn from this and improve their way of doing business as a monolopy.
by: Randy Smythe
|Thu Nov 2 18:09:14 2006|
I've been traveling so I wasn't able to blog about this when it happened but I wanted to share my concern for eBay and PayPal employees. Employees should never have to fear for their safety.
|Fri Nov 3 08:42:37 2006|
Im Glad no one got hurt, I hope that Paypal/Ebay take this as a wake up call to treat there customers better & enforce there own policies. Also its a conflict of interest that they allow the employees to sell on Ebay Of course there not going to enforce Ebay/paypal policy on anyone else but there compitition. Ebay/paypal have gotten away with too much too long I hope & Pray that this opens the door to there fraud.
|Fri Nov 3 14:20:01 2006|
Absolutely right Ina. There is never an excuse for this kind of outrage.
by: Richard Chemel
|Fri Nov 3 15:46:48 2006|
I agree with Ina, there is no reason, and no excuse for violence like this. We run a franchised drop off store- and have received threats from unhappy buyers and sellers as well. Not to the extreme of the violence that occured in San Jose- But dealing with the public as eBay sellers- we have to be alert to any extreme behavior be it email or in person- as we are all vulnerable. Sad..Very Sad.
by: Marcus Hilgenga
|Sun Nov 5 12:10:09 2006|
0h no good deed goes unpunished as the Old Man said Paypal has been good to the world , sharing the wealth, feeding the poor, allowing money to be shared, setting up donation buttons even cashing accounts out to charitable donations, now thats nobel. Paypal probably also fed and clothed this madman for months or even years before he shamelessly bombed their HQ.
by: louis luyken (Ireland)
|Wed Nov 15 08:36:18 2006|
“We have no reason to assume it was anything other than an isolated incident,'’ Durzy from Painpal/Ebay said. This is nonsense!! He/she must be really absolutely blind or an idiot or he/she is lying and knowing better .
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