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Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

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  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 03:22am

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    castlewp

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    Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

This is a must read!!

http://www.rense.com/general84/letter.htm

 

[Ed. note:  This letter was originally circulated on the internet
in an anonymous form, and only later began to be attributed to a Mr.
M. Crowley.  To protect Mr. Crowley’s interests, we must note that Crowley & Associates of Wake Forest, North Carolina
did not in fact write this letter.
This website has received the following message from Michael Crowley:

From: Michael A.
Crowley, PE 
Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009
9:10 AM
Subject:

In reference to the “To all my valued employees”
letter currently circulating the internet:

This letter was forwarded to me by a colleague.  While
the letter may indeed be authentic, I was not the author and I do not know the
identity of the original author.  I forwarded it to the “John McCain
Joe the Plumbers” email group prior to the election.  Someone moved
my contact information into the body of the message making it appear that I was
the author of the letter.  I would appreciate your removing my contact
information prior to forwarding this message.

Michael A. Crowley, PE ]

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 03:57am

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    Mike Pilat

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

Yeah, it hits pretty hard. Let us remember this quote:

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take from those who would work and give to those who would not." — Thomas Jefferson

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 04:17am

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    SamLinder

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

[quote=castlewp]

This is a must read!!

http://www.rense.com/general84/letter.htm

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castlewp,

I have tried to locate the source of this letter without success – including visiting snopes.com, urbanlegends.com, googling the company, the principals, etc.

The only valid thing I can locate is that the company does indeed exist. Beyond that, all I can find are various copies of this letter floating around in various forums without attribution.

My personal opinion is that this letter is phony.

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 04:25am

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    castlewp

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

I haven’t looked this up yet but this was at the closing of the letter.   Regardless, the message rings true.
Michael A. Crowley,
PE Crowley, Crisp & Associates, Inc.
Professional Engineers 1
906 South Main Street, Suite 122
Wake Forest, NC 27587
 
919.562.8860 x22   
919.562.8872 Fax
  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 04:47am

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    SamLinder

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[quote=castlewp]

I haven’t looked this up yet but this was at the closing of the letter.   Regardless, the message rings true.
Michael A. Crowley,
PE Crowley, Crisp & Associates, Inc.
Professional Engineers 1
906 South Main Street, Suite 122
Wake Forest, NC 27587
 
919.562.8860 x22   
919.562.8872 Fax

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castlewp,

My concern here is that this message is being passed around the web as if it were fact. Just because the name of a real person at a real company (http://www.crowley-crisp.com/Principals/tabid/55/Default.aspx) is attached to the letter doesn’t make the letter itself real. There have been many instances (many found on snopes.com) where emails and letters have been falsely attributed to a celebrity but the facts proved otherwise.

It would be permissible to state that "I don’t know if this letter is true or not, but I agree with what it expresses." However, your subject line states that this is a "Real Letter" which you cannot prove.

If you are able to prove the validity of this letter, I will happily rescind my accusation. Until such time, I stand by my statement.

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 06:35am

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    jrf29

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

It should be noted that this letter was almost certainly not written by the real Michael Crowley, PE.

Firstly, the letter says that the company was started "12 years ago."  The real Mr. Crowley ought to know that, according to his own wesbite, the company was incorporated in 2001.

Secondly, the letter states, "[a]t that time, I lived in a 300 sq.ft. studio apartment for 3 years.  My entire living space was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you."

Of course, the real Mr. Crowley also should know, that according to his own professional summary, he went into business for himself the year before incorporating with other associates, and prior to that had held executive-level positions "with several engineering firms in North Carolina and Maine."

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 06:38am

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    SamLinder

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

[quote=jrf29]

It should be noted that this letter was almost certainly not written by the real Michael Crowley, PE.

Firstly, the letter says that the company was started "12 years ago."  The real Mr. Crowley ought to know that, according to his own wesbite, the company was incorporated in 2001.

Secondly, the letter states, "[a]t that time, I lived in a 300 sq.ft. studio apartment for 3 years.  My entire living space was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you."

Of course, the real Mr. Crowley also should know, that according to his own professional summary, he went into business for himself the year before incorporating with other associates, and prior to that had held executive-level positions "with several engineering firms in North Carolina and Maine."

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Well spotted, jrf29! Would that mine eyes were as sharp as yours!

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 07:49am

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    Erik T.

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

Forgive me guys, but I don’t see why anyone should care whether or not the letter was legitimately from the "real" Mr. Crowley.

The letter offers strikingly candid insight that might help those who feel inclined to cry out that "the government should bail out the people next" to see the real picture. I assume that’s why it was posted here.

I think the author of this letter makes several excellent points, and don’t much care myself whether or not he is or isn’t the "real" Mr. Crowley.

Erik

 

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 02:19pm

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    Arthur Vibert

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

The real Mr. Crowley might care, however.

Arthur

  • Thu, Jan 08, 2009 - 04:56pm

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    Mike Pilat

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    Re: Real Letter From A CEO to His Employers

I agree with Erik. Finding truth and verifying facts is important and it still is here. But let’s not miss the major points of the letter. Let’s not fail to realize what a great reflection this letter is of the reality many small business owners face. In some ways, the more I hear that the government is going to support small business, the more I know that fascism is more deeply entrenched than ever before.

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