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(Venture Beat)   PayPal CEO keeps it rational, says he'll quit if employees don't use app. "Employees in other offices hack into Coke machines... because they feel passionately about using PayPal everywhere. I don't see these behaviors here in San Jose"   (venturebeat.com) divider line 34
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2014-02-13 09:12:48 AM
Your employees should be excited about the product they helped create.  If they aren't, you really should figure out why instead of just getting whiney about it.  Because if you can't convert the choir, you have deeper issues.
 
2014-02-13 09:22:08 AM
venturebeat.files.wordpress.com

He just oozes asshole, doesn't he?
 
2014-02-13 09:23:47 AM
Well, Byeeee.
 
2014-02-13 09:35:02 AM
He didn't say he would quit.  He said the employees should quit.  He also encouraged them to hack into vending machines.
 
2014-02-13 09:36:07 AM
I was OK with PayPal until they started to bury me in "deferred payment" shiat emails.
 
2014-02-13 09:39:53 AM
Because Paypal isn't the cool place with smart people doing cool things that it was when it was x.com. The bean counters took over and now they just bring in a crap ton of contractors and consultants. Paypal is basically like a bank now.
 
2014-02-13 09:41:57 AM
I kind of forgot about PayPal. I rarely use it anymore. Google Wallet has become my go-to these days.
 
2014-02-13 09:42:11 AM
I was in Austin a couple weeks ago, seems they had some promo in area, "coupons" if you used PayPal, you got a discount. Like $8 off some cupcakes and such.
Used at the food trucks and in just one day got $50 worth of food for $5 and a weight gain for 6 pounds.

/wouldn't use again unless they pay me again
// Waiting for them to run promo in my area
 
2014-02-13 09:43:16 AM

MFAWG: [venturebeat.files.wordpress.com image 558x507]

He just oozes asshole, doesn't he?


Yeah, that's a seriously punchable face.

Also, any manager/CEO that uses the phrase "that is unacceptable" is a clueless prick.
 
2014-02-13 09:46:24 AM

realmolo: MFAWG: [venturebeat.files.wordpress.com image 558x507]

He just oozes asshole, doesn't he?

Yeah, that's a seriously punchable face.

Also, any manager/CEO that uses the phrase "that is unacceptable" is a clueless prick.


Yeah, nothing encourages me to get on the company bandwagon like a pissy, disagreeable, officious prick of a CEO.
 
2014-02-13 09:55:46 AM
I would gladly use PayPal if they did not suck ass and had to follow rules that banks follow.
 
2014-02-13 10:05:30 AM

realmolo: MFAWG: [venturebeat.files.wordpress.com image 558x507]

He just oozes asshole, doesn't he?

Yeah, that's a seriously punchable face.

Also, any manager/CEO that uses the phrase "that is unacceptable" is a clueless prick.


I just used it yesterday, shiat.
 
2014-02-13 10:21:29 AM
Nope, don't know my PayPal password (it's in a manager).  Nor, if I did, would I want to try to peck it in to some poorly-aligned POS touchscreen at Home Depot, particularly when using my credit cards gets me pretty decent cash back.  Who the frank actually thought that was a great idea?

I do have a "Paypal Here" (blue triangle Square knockoff) which I've used a couple of times. Meh... works.
 
2014-02-13 10:24:39 AM

Big Merl: I kind of forgot about PayPal. I rarely use it anymore. Google Wallet has become my go-to these days.


same.  I used PayPal for the first time in years about six months ago to buy a subscription to try out TotalFark.  Next, I receive an email two days later saying my account has been compromised and that someone was trying to use it overseas.

/the lack of something next to my handle should tell you how I felt about the experience.
 
2014-02-13 10:29:02 AM

Hyjamon: Big Merl: I kind of forgot about PayPal. I rarely use it anymore. Google Wallet has become my go-to these days.

same.  I used PayPal for the first time in years about six months ago to buy a subscription to try out TotalFark.  Next, I receive an email two days later saying my account has been compromised and that someone was trying to use it overseas.

/the lack of something next to my handle should tell you how I felt about the experience.


No kidding, I let my TF lapse but would pick it back up if I could use Google or Amazon to pay. I trust them more than I do PayPal. Plus they make it so easy, PayPal seems to be stuck in 2004 with their web design.
 
2014-02-13 10:36:25 AM
My paypal was fine for a long while. Then one day I went in and there was a request for me to prove I was me, by sharing photo and other info.

No thanks.

First think I did was start pulling all my money off it.
 
2014-02-13 10:39:27 AM
Last time Michele's left tit tried to use paypal her credit card attached to the account was hacked in 1 day.
 
2014-02-13 11:15:56 AM
venturebeat.files.wordpress.com

"Look, if it were up to me, you'd be driving off the lot in that Grand Caravan right now, for Twenty Two-Five. But the boss has been on us this past week, he's getting some pressure from corporate to make the numbers look good. Tell you what, if you'll agree to Twenty Three, I'll go talk to my man Dan out in service, and get him to throw in another 5 free oil changes."
 
2014-02-13 11:35:08 AM
Companies like Dwolla are going to put them out of business in the near future unless they get their act together on UX.

Been impressed with Dwolla's app. And they have low, flat-rate fees. Only problem is low adoption (so far).
 
2014-02-13 11:43:52 AM

Smackledorfer: My paypal was fine for a long while. Then one day I went in and there was a request for me to prove I was me, by sharing photo and other info.

No thanks.

I use Paypal to pay for small things on ebay, with a credit card, but only as a guest. I tried to create an account, and the first thing they wanted was my DOB. No thanks.

If one day that no longer works, then I won't use ebay either. I'm not compromising my identity or financials for a $5 auction.
 
2014-02-13 11:55:03 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I would gladly use PayPal if they did not suck ass and had to follow rules that banks follow.


Indeed. My main credit card has a "generate one-time use number" service, which every time I absolutely have to use Paypal (once a year, maybe) I generate one, update PP, and go.

The plaintive "please update your credit card info, it's expired" emails from PP thereafter warm my cockles.
 
2014-02-13 12:51:29 PM

mark.jms: Marcus Aurelius: I would gladly use PayPal if they did not suck ass and had to follow rules that banks follow.

Indeed. My main credit card has a "generate one-time use number" service, which every time I absolutely have to use Paypal (once a year, maybe) I generate one, update PP, and go.

The plaintive "please update your credit card info, it's expired" emails from PP thereafter warm my cockles.


I should get one of those.
 
2014-02-13 01:09:16 PM
Total farking sociopath.
Totally bonkers nutsey fruit cake koo-koo.
 
2014-02-13 01:11:42 PM
PayPal sucks.  If it wasn't for drunken TF purchases I don't think I would ever use it.
 
2014-02-13 01:46:36 PM
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2014-02-13 01:58:08 PM
Marcus has been trying to make PayPal go in a totally different direction since he became president almost two years ago, the spokesman said, citing a shared office environment and faster product development.

This is the new push by high-functioning sociopaths looking to turn developers into generic office workers. My company is doing the same thing. No offices for developers - just managers. No dedicated testing staff - developers handle their own testing, with help from a couple of harried professional testers. No dedicated content engineering staff - developers write their own docs, with help from a couple of harried professional content engineers. As a result, we have "products" consisting of bloated, buggy, useless code, paired to completely inadequate (and, in many cases, unreadable) documentation, with a huge support staff screaming their lungs out for information.

He'll get the same reaction we had - we can't retain talent, and folks are slowly quitting as unreasonable hours and workloads burn out even the more dedicated folks. I'm looking to jump ship after the end of this month, because I'm the last friggin' programmer/writer left in a global company with hundreds of employees.

All he just did was yell to anyone using PayPal, "RUN! RUN, BIATCH, RUN!" He's going to manage it into the ground.
 
2014-02-13 02:06:16 PM
"It's been brought to my attention that when testing paying with mobile at Cafe 17 last week, some of you refused to install the PayPal app (!!?!?!!), and others didn't even remember their PayPal password. That's unacceptable to me, and the rest of my team, everyone at PayPal should use our products where available. That's the only way we can make them better, and better," he wrote in the email.

I
f that's really his email, he needs to take a business writing class. The dude doesn't know how commas work at all.
 
2014-02-13 04:06:54 PM

stpauler: "It's been brought to my attention that when testing paying with mobile at Cafe 17 last week, some of you refused to install the PayPal app (!!?!?!!), and others didn't even remember their PayPal password. That's unacceptable to me, and the rest of my team, everyone at PayPal should use our products where available. That's the only way we can make them better, and better," he wrote in the email.

If that's really his email, he needs to take a business writing class. The dude doesn't know how commas work at all.


Multiple exclamation points. Clearly the sign of a diseased mind.
 
2014-02-13 08:33:59 PM

Big Merl: No kidding, I let my TF lapse but would pick it back up if I could use Google or Amazon to pay. I trust them more than I do PayPal. Plus they make it so easy, PayPal seems to be stuck in 2004 with their web design.


You don't need PayPal any more. A few months ago they added a direct credit-card option for TF subscriptions.
 
2014-02-13 10:57:45 PM

MFAWG: He just oozes asshole, doesn't he?


Ugh. Some words should never end up in the same sentence together.
 
2014-02-14 03:20:42 AM

FormlessOne: Marcus has been trying to make PayPal go in a totally different direction since he became president almost two years ago, the spokesman said, citing a shared office environment and faster product development.

This is the new push by high-functioning sociopaths looking to turn developers into generic office workers. My company is doing the same thing. No offices for developers - just managers. No dedicated testing staff - developers handle their own testing, with help from a couple of harried professional testers. No dedicated content engineering staff - developers write their own docs, with help from a couple of harried professional content engineers. As a result, we have "products" consisting of bloated, buggy, useless code, paired to completely inadequate (and, in many cases, unreadable) documentation, with a huge support staff screaming their lungs out for information.

He'll get the same reaction we had - we can't retain talent, and folks are slowly quitting as unreasonable hours and workloads burn out even the more dedicated folks. I'm looking to jump ship after the end of this month, because I'm the last friggin' programmer/writer left in a global company with hundreds of employees.

All he just did was yell to anyone using PayPal, "RUN! RUN, BIATCH, RUN!" He's going to manage it into the ground.


Tell me the company you work for is private so I can sleep knowing I don't have stock in it.
 
2014-02-14 09:39:50 AM
well, the dipshiat with the punchable face only wants you to use his app since he gets a small % of every paypal transaction.

DUH.

ps - fark you douchebag, and fark paypal.
 
2014-02-14 01:51:11 PM

stpauler: "It's been brought to my attention that when testing paying with mobile at Cafe 17 last week, some of you refused to install the PayPal app (!!?!?!!), and others didn't even remember their PayPal password. That's unacceptable to me, and the rest of my team, everyone at PayPal should use our products where available. That's the only way we can make them better, and better," he wrote in the email.

If that's really his email, he needs to take a business writing class. The dude doesn't know how commas work at all.


Also- and this is just a crazy idea - if your employees are refusing to install your app, maybe the app is the problem and not the employees.
 
2014-02-14 07:21:46 PM

FormlessOne: Marcus has been trying to make PayPal go in a totally different direction since he became president almost two years ago, the spokesman said, citing a shared office environment and faster product development.

This is the new push by high-functioning sociopaths looking to turn developers into generic office workers. My company is doing the same thing. No offices for developers - just managers. No dedicated testing staff - developers handle their own testing, with help from a couple of harried professional testers. No dedicated content engineering staff - developers write their own docs, with help from a couple of harried professional content engineers. As a result, we have "products" consisting of bloated, buggy, useless code, paired to completely inadequate (and, in many cases, unreadable) documentation, with a huge support staff screaming their lungs out for information.

He'll get the same reaction we had - we can't retain talent, and folks are slowly quitting as unreasonable hours and workloads burn out even the more dedicated folks. I'm looking to jump ship after the end of this month, because I'm the last friggin' programmer/writer left in a global company with hundreds of employees.

All he just did was yell to anyone using PayPal, "RUN! RUN, BIATCH, RUN!" He's going to manage it into the ground.


sounds like S1/ACI
 
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