The Carnage of Anime Expo 2002 and eBay buying PayPal

I’ll express my concern over the latter, first. Holy fucking shit! I go away for a week on vacation and I come back to read that the company that my ex-wife works for is buying my company. Never mind we happen to work in the same damn department or anything. I’m actually trying to figure out if I get to keep my job or not. When two companies merge, they tend to ‘reorganize’ which is corporate shorthand for ‘laying off a whole mess of people’. Bleh. I’ll have worked at PayPal for a year on August 1st. I hope I’ll reach that day without incident. But I am pretty worried about this, for a whole lot of reasons.

Anime Expo, on the other hand, was pretty fun. I’ll have a full and detailed report posted here in the near future, but all I will say about it is that I think this was my last one. We’ll see about next year, but if I’m in Japan, I doubt I’ll be going to AX again.

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    • mephron on July 8, 2002 at 03:12

    Yeah, I caught that about eBay buying PayPal. Makes you wonder if this has been talked about at high levels for a long time, which is why the IPO kept getting pushed back….

    (At least,for those of us on the outside. you may have some information. You are probably under NDA, so you can’t SAY Anything.)

    • jetblack on July 8, 2002 at 03:43

    The only NDA I signed had to do with the IPO. I haven’t signed any NDA about this. PayPal Legal is anal about each major transaction…

    — ZC

    • mephron on July 8, 2002 at 03:48

    A useful habit for a not-a-bank-really.

    (Being anal about transactions, that is.)

    Well, good luck either way.

    • jetblack on July 8, 2002 at 04:04

    Thanks… we’ll see what happens…

    — ZC

    • jetblack on July 12, 2002 at 20:23

    Haha. They informed me that my NDA has been reworked to include this merger. I’m under lockdown again. 😉

    — ZC

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