Read the email GM CEO Mary Barra sent to employees about George Floyd

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Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Jim Hackett sent a letter to employees Monday regarding what they called the “tragic killing of George Floyd” as well as the coronavirus pandemic and America’s “systemic racism.”

Barra’s message, according to a GM spokesman, was posted on the company’s internal intranet Sunday. It was then distributed to thousands of GM dealers and suppliers on Monday.   

Barra said she is commissioning an “inclusion advisory board” of both internal and external leaders, which she will chair. 

“Putting this in writing is not enough,” she wrote. “In addition to affirming the above principles, we … Read More

WeWork reports slower cash burn in first quarter: CFO email

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(Reuters) – The We Company, owner of WeWork, said on Thursday that for the first time quarterly revenue surpassed $1 billion and cash burn improved 60% sequentially, but the money-losing shared office operator did not mention profitability in an email to employees that was reviewed by Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: An empty Wework office is seen after California issued a stay-at-home order as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Cash and unfunded cash commitments were $3.9 billion as of March, Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ross said in the email.

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Tesla to extend furlough for some employees by another week: internal email

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FILE PHOTO: A view of Tesla Inc’s U.S. vehicle factory in Fremont, California, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) told furloughed employees on Friday that they will remain out of work for at least another week, postponing a plan to resume normal operations on May 4 at its San Francisco vehicle-assembly plant, according to an internal email.

“For furloughed employees, unless you are contacted by your manager about a start date, you will remain on furlough until further notice, at least for another week,” the company’s in-house counsel Valerie Capers Workman said

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What Your E-mail Sign-Off is Really Saying

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Find out what business etiquette experts have to say about the expressions we use to end work-related emails.


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You’ve just finished composing an email to a potential client you’ve talked with a few times before. Now for the tricky part: your sign-off. Should you use “Sincerely,” “Kind regards” or “Cheers”? How do you sound friendly without coming across as unprofessional? And then there are the emails to your employees, business contacts and friendly acquaintances.

Unfortunately, there’s no “email bible” to guide you. That’s why we contacted

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