What is up with eBay employees?

Every time I post on Craigslist for a part-time position for Web work (coding, design, etc.) I get a ton of replies from CURRENT eBay employees who all say they can work up to 20 hours a week on moonlighting freelance. One person we hired for a facebook application was absolutely horrendous – but I still am amazed at how he often came to our office in the middle of the work-day (long lunch???) to do milestone meetings. Is life at eBay that slow & boring that you have to look for outside work? Or do they not pay enough? Inquiring minds want to know….
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Wow. That’s just… amazing. Shocking. Mind-boggling.

When I worked at eBay , none of us had time to breathe. It was go-go-go all the time. I didn’t have time to go to the doctor or dentist till it became an emergency…I know someone who worked from a hospital room while recovering. I know someone who slept on a conference room floor to ensure something rolled out. I know someone who checked email right after getting married.

While that might be one extreme, I wonder what’s changed over there. Once apathy sets in, reversing it is going to be really, really hard.