"Not sure what your question is -- if you're asking if this can happen, it can, and has. Are you thinking of starting work with a high-tech firm, and concerned about the risk associated with any options you may be offered?"No. I just want a piece of the fiberoptic industry. I want to buy stock on JDSU. Photons are and will always be faster than electrons. I want to buy, hold and stir clear from options and most importantly the IRS. It looks like I have nothing to worry about. Thanks.