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Old 08-03-2006, 08:52 PM   #1
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Email from Bill Ford to Employees

I was forwarded this in an email from a friend:

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From: Bill Ford
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 3:46 PM
To: All Employees
Subject: Update on the Business


As you know, our response to the challenges to our business is the subject of ongoing speculation in the news media, on Wall Street, and in our own hallways and lunchrooms. That's to be expected at a time of great change in our industry and renewed urgency among all of us.

That's why I want you to hear directly from me how I view our situation.

First of all, the company's top priority remains the turnaround of our North American operations. As I said when we released our second quarter financial results, Mark Fields and his leadership team are accelerating their efforts, and we expect to tell you in the next couple months what additional measures we will take. These measures may be difficult, but are necessary.

Secondly, I will continue to evaluate the rapidly changing landscape of our industry and review the best ways in which we should adjust. That's why I've hired Ken Leet to assist me and our senior management team in evaluating our business and exploring strategic options. You can read more on Ken in the news release below.

Contrary to speculation, nothing has been decided and we will not rush to judgments. I'm proud of the progress that our operating units and brands around the world are making. Nearly all of them have been through turnaround efforts and have improved as a result. They will continue to pursue the strategies that have guided their progress.

And, as we've said before, Ford Motor Credit Company is a strategic asset to Ford that generates solid profits and dividends. The automotive financing unit continues to have strong business fundamentals and provides key support for Ford vehicle sales worldwide.

It is prudent in a time of rapid change in our industry for us to carefully examine all of our options. In the meantime, however, all of us must continue to remain focused on doing our part to get our company on the path to sustained profitability and success.

Thank you for your continued support of Ford Motor Company.

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Old 08-03-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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That sounded like a bunch of "whooha" to me. No real information other than, "believe in me and the guys I hired... and by the way, keep doing what your told." Than again, I'm hungry, and that makes me cranky...
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LOL! I just thought I'd share. Useless as it may seem.
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With an e-mail like that, I'm tempted to watch Ford's stocks, and expect a nice layoff coming soon.....


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this email is interesting in many ways, something is gonan go down furshure!
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Ehh, I've seen e-mails like that and been in meetings that had basically the same message before. Times change and companies have to do so too in order to keep up and that's basically what he's saying in that e-mail. Just a motivational e-mail to get employees to keep on task.
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Yeah well, that email isn't overally positive........ with the changes they've gone though in the past year, wonder what else is in store. I agree, sounds like a bit of foreshadowing to what may be coming up......
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bah...
i was expecting a big anoucement...
it just a BS email about nothing really important...
it is just SPAM
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SPAM, lol oh come on PIO........ LOL

Usually emails like this, which go out in the business/corporate areas usually mean some sort of 'change' or 'concern' from within. They may try to sound positive but they are usually trying to skew the real reasons probably with a bunch of rumors flowing around after the recent cuts they already had and now new issues.

IMO, someone like Bill Ford (although he probaby didn't even write this, maybe a admin staff member, etc with his final approval) doesn't have the time to send out morealess empty emails, especially to all the staff as to just, spur of the moment, try to spark the morale of the company.

We get emails like this all the time at my job, government and I tell ya, they always mean something is going wrong at some level.
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no chad..
you are worng..
IT IS SPAM...
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