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Fri Mar 14 2014 08:44:00

Sellers Still Smarting over eBay CEO's 'Noise' Remark

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
I found this article in my Google news and it made me wonder ("EBay CEO sees Icahn getting louder, tells employees not to listen").

Apparently, John Donahoe believes that he can dismiss everyone and anyone that opposes HIS thinking by slapping them with the "noise" label.
 
Sellers objecting to changes are "noise" - despite the fact that those changes have failed to turn eBay around as promised as evidenced by Mr Donahoe's 53% compensation cut.
 
Now, Carl Ichan is disagreeing with Donahoe's methodology and broken leadership, so JD is labeling him "noise" in a desperate attempt to appear in control.
 
Surely someone with the education Mr Donahoe has can respond more intelligently than simply labeling dissenters as "noise".
Regards,
Ric

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by: Donkey This user has validated their user name.

Fri Mar 14 10:20:32 2014

Donahoe is out of touch with reality.
All of that wealth has blurred his vision and understanding of the business and his customers.

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by: FeelingFroggy This user has validated their user name.

Fri Mar 14 10:43:05 2014

Its worked so far...

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by: RCL This user has validated their user name.

Fri Mar 14 11:01:38 2014

I hadn't read about the pay cut. It is definitely a vote of no confidence.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Puck

Fri Mar 14 12:05:29 2014

"I hadn't read about the pay cut. It is definitely a vote of no confidence."

Donahoe is in talks with a head hunting firm to run a new startup firm in the alternative food products industry called the Soylent Corporation...

Their executive campus is located in Glendale, California right next to Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Puck

Fri Mar 14 12:19:06 2014

Another Bad Day in Black Rock:

''EBay has laid off dozens of people in its Magento e-commerce software division, two people familiar with the moves told Re/code. The total number of affected jobs is near 50, one of these people said.''

''The layoffs included cuts in Magento’s product and marketing departments in its San Jose office; Magento’s main office is in Los Angeles. Jimmy Duvall, Magento’s head of product, will depart.''

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This user has validated their user name. by: bitbybit

Fri Mar 14 13:21:00 2014

Ebay - the Midas touch in reverse

As soon as ebay acquired magento the end was always forthcoming.

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by: Santini This user has validated their user name.

Fri Mar 14 13:23:51 2014

A lot of cults have those instructions for their followers. I recall the worldwide chuch of god's went something like, when someone is criticizing doctrine to them, "DO NOT LISTEN!", then get away asap.

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by: brokentoys19 This user has validated their user name.

Fri Mar 14 16:09:21 2014

Right out of the cult brainwashing handbook indeed. Dehumaizing your critics. And the conspiracy theiry play(again) Everyone sees right through those cheapshot tactics.


By the by, What about ebay's apparent valet sellers, libertystore and westoakstore? Are they just noise? They sure are a sight. Ha!

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Fri Mar 14 16:43:07 2014

"Noise" is JD's go-to derogatory remark about people he doesn't like.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Puck

Fri Mar 14 17:13:00 2014

''By the by, What about ebay's apparent valet sellers, libertystore and westoakstore? Are they just noise? They sure are a sight. Ha!''

Both of the aforementioned valet sellers appear to be racking up a significant number of ''defects.'' O^O

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This user has validated their user name. by: Philip Cohen
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Fri Mar 14 20:06:08 2014

Every one that does not concur with Johnny Ho's delusional view of the world is dismissed as "noise"; it's telling that that is his best retort ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas

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by: Red Ink Diary This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 15 07:58:51 2014

Still smarting? Yes. Regrets? Yes some, but mostly no; I chose to leave and would not willingly return given the sheer stress most current eBay sellers live with. Life is too short for that.

Donahoe crashed a community and a lot of good small sellers businesses & lives, unnecessarily and in fact carelessly.

He laid off Pinks with years of experience (many of whom were also sellers) to outsource American jobs to Asia where clueless 'customer service' reps can only read from a script.

He has made millions while fixing something that wasn't broken with a sledgehammer. How is that Russian expansion working for ya Johnny?

Without PayPal JD's new & improved eBay would be revealed as the battered and dented, low revenue sham, and shame it is.

If the Dear Leader thinks he can bully Carl Icahn, a real corporate raider, like his employees and the seller community, then he is in for a reality check. Icahn will not let go as long as there is any possibility of profit.

John Donahoe is about to experience a taste of the pain and stress he so casually dished out.  Karma couldn't happen to a better man.

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by: OnceuponaTime This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 15 11:22:09 2014

jd refers to Carl Icahn as noise. Either he has a pair of bra$$ balls or he is completely stupid. You do not pi$$ of a man like Carl Icahn. He knows his business and he knows it well.

Whitman once referred in comment that a monkey's can run ebay. She was correct in assigning jd to the position.

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by: Patricia This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 15 11:56:27 2014

JD should have been eliminated years ago...after his first 3 year turnaround turned out to be a joke.  I seriously believe he is still there because nobody else wants to tackle the mess he has made of ebay.

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by: Steevo This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 15 14:12:41 2014

Maybe Carl Icahn can save ebay, if he can depose the current management and install his own, management that understands where their bread is buttered.  

Sellers who pay all the costs, and who are the only reason any buyers show up at all.

Hope so.  Because we are losing money on ebay nowadays.  

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by: Massachusets Howler This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 15 14:48:23 2014

(one last comment before I take a break- now JD is CALLING EBAY SHAREHOLDERS NOISE, and I agree- Icahn at that- this has got to be the end for JD).

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This user has validated their user name. by: Puck

Sat Mar 15 17:42:04 2014

I hope Icahn is able to wipe that smirk off Donothole's face.

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by: Mr. Me This user has validated their user name.

Sat Mar 15 20:45:49 2014

e-Bay is ruined beyond repair, time is right for a well-built, well advertised Auction site for small sellers!
Mike

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by: ebay refugee camp This user has validated their user name.

Sun Mar 16 07:12:24 2014

I truly believe that John Donahoe thinks he is untouchable.
I believe the he is so caught up in power and greed that he is mentally unfit to run any company.
The dishonesty and deception and level of self worship this guy exudes is sickening.
Everyone else is wrong but him.
After finding out that he has found another way to count neutrals as a negative again it just it made me sick. This guy continues to put pressure on honest sellers and has made ebay a land of bad buyers with our money.
The noise is actually going to be more sellers leaving ebay. The noise is going to be a indictment from the justice department.

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by: FREDDY This user has validated their user name.

Sun Mar 16 08:08:59 2014

It does appear that JD has the board fooled.  Or is it that the board are fools??

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