RE: stock options

Subject: RE: stock options
From: Diane Evans <Diane -dot- Evans -at- marconi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 13:13:48 -0800

>If you get [stock options], consider it a compliment, but remember it is a
gamble...It's almost like giving someone
>a high-probability lottery scratch card.

I felt like laughing in the face of the CFO of the company were I formerly
worked. As they were laying off half the workers, they emphasized that we
could still vest 25% of the stock options that we were offered. I just told
him, "Right...these options and $5 might buy me a cup of coffee (remember,
this is Starbucks country!).

Diane Evans
Technical Writer
Marconi Wireless

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