December 17, 2001

An Email Message From Corporate
It's not very often something from the heart comes from someone at the top. This is from TMP's COO and Global Director of North America. This is a hard nosed guy who doesn't take squat from nobody. He's one of the most saaviest business people around. And he has a warm heart.

As we enter the Holiday season, reminiscing on the past seems to be part of the year-end tradition. You look back at all that has transpired. Moments of elation, and joy coupled with moments of frustration and sadness. This year I have struggled to find the joy. With the difficulties we have all experienced in business, the life altering events we have faced as global citizens and the issues challenging our nations, frustration and sadness weigh heavy on my heart.

Life repeatedly shows us, that even in the worst of times, in the darkest of days, the greatness of the human spirit does shine through. In acts of heroism, in acts of kindness, in the simplest of words, people change people for the better. I have been fortunate in my life to have been inspired by extraordinary people. One such person, a jovial kind man named Father Mychal Judge, at every meeting, during every exchange would ask you simply…“Do you believe in yourself?” If you said yes he would reply…“Good, then all is well here.” Simple words intended to change people. Father Mychal went on to be the Chaplain of the New York City Fire Department, a position he loved and served faithfully until September 11th.

Most recently we saw the passing of another great person whose simple words changed people. He wrote and sang of long, cold, lonely winters, reminding us that things would turn around, and it would be all right. George Harrison passed with dignity and grace, as he lived his life, and challenged us all to make a difference. To change the world one person at a time.

Two extraordinary people who remind us of the greatness of our spirit.

History’s pendulum swings, while cycles come and go. Life goes on, we work, we strive we recover, we grow, we reminisce and we smile again. 2001 was a hard year, but 2002 gives us the opportunity to start anew. We have made many changes building a stronger TMP, and with your contributions 2002 will be a great year. Thanks to each and every one of you for all your hard work, focus, understanding and perseverance. We faced the blows, got stronger and we’re moving forward. You are all extraordinary people. Happy Holidays to you, your friends and your loved ones. Here’s to a brighter 2002…


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