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There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 2, 2007, titled Web extra -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A copy of an e-mail believed to have been sent to employees Thursday by Michael Strauss: Dear Colleges , It is with great sadness I announce today that American Home Mortgage has been forced to close.

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Happy Employee

United States

#1 Aug 2, 2007
They have been some sneaky bastards over the past week or so. I personally dont work in the Melville location, but i do work in the Irving TX location and it has been dealt with the same way here. I even know of some employees that were laid off twice in the same day. They attended a conference call and were told hey they are closing the doors on us, and then once they said their good-byes their boss told them that he had good news. An that good news did not pertain to everyone, and those that werte on the recieving end of the bad news were told they were laid off again.
ALL EMPLOYEES OF AHM

Hogansville, GA

#2 Aug 2, 2007
DEAR MICHAEL STRAUSS;

WE EMPLOYEES HAVE TAKEN A POLL AND HAVE DECIDED TO WORK FOR NOTHING!!!
WE WILL REPORT TO WORK AS USUAL!!!!
WE KNOW AHM HAS LOTS OF MONEY AND WILL HAVE EVEN MORE AFTER NEXT WEEK. CAUSE ALL OF US WILL WORK OUR ASSES OFF!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK IN KEEPING THE COMPANY AFLOAT!!!!

SINCERELY.

SIGNATURES OF ALL 350 EMPLOYEES BELOW!!!!!!
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scary

Cliffside Park, NJ

#3 Aug 2, 2007
it's very scary that a company can be going, going, gone...
F Strauss

Ronkonkoma, NY

#4 Aug 2, 2007
Couldn't even get the date right, tomorrow is the 3rd. Shameful
Moby

Irvine, CA

#5 Aug 2, 2007
No wonder the company is going out of business--the CEO can't spell!

"College(s)"?

To the employees who will work for nothing. Since there's no money to lend out, what exactly will you people be working on?
Melville Employee

United States

#6 Aug 2, 2007
Thats all he has to say about the matter, no apoligies to the people that have been left in the dark for the last week,and then just thrown out like a dog. Its disrespectful and dishearting, no warning and no explanation, well thanks for nothing, hope you get what you deserve!
Fan of ABC

Pleasantville, NY

#7 Aug 3, 2007
It has been my pleasure and a joy to be part of such a faboulous company especially team ABC the finest un the industry. Giong to miss you guys
LI PERSON

Brentwood, NY

#8 Aug 3, 2007
Misspellings and getting the date wrong for the closing day is just plain lame.
Peter

Lithia, FL

#9 Aug 3, 2007
And for all the poor fools who tookd Option ARM loans and interest only loans becaue they wanted more than they can afford.....THANK YOU! There will be some gret forclosure opportunities !
PAST EMPLOYEE

Passaic, NJ

#10 Aug 3, 2007
To the manager that gave us employees a hard time about not wearing stockings, and being 3min late and not allowed more than three personal call a day. I hope you have learned a valuable lesson cause now every one is out of a job including you that made our work lives a miserable one.
Webster

Mount Sinai, NY

#11 Aug 3, 2007
DOESN'T ANYONE KNOW HOW TO SPELL ANY MORE?!!!!!!
AHM GONER

Passaic, NJ

#12 Aug 3, 2007
To Jennifer Luke
this is a message for you, where are your Final Doc Dept,Call Center Department, and Doc Classification Center, are they still in progress, how about the precuriment fee that you save the Company, how about listening to every personal converstation call that your employee made, to their family, where are those ID badges you took from us, in the summertime you walk around looking at employee feet to see if they were wearing stockings, are you wearing them now, do you stop sneeking behind cubicles to see what your employee were doing, do you stop sending your supervisor in the ladies room to see how long it takes to use the toilet, the male supervisor (Rich Pipia) after all when we work so hard the company gave you as a manager money for us the employee to get lunch, you and your supervisors have lunch in your office while we have to cook, or buy from our pocket to celebrate the good job we did, now look all the bad ways you treated us, as hard working, and dedicated employees how do you feel now you gone through AHM door with your boxes, I felt bad for the others they will find a job, but now you will have enough time to go home, clean Al toenails, scratch his back, and continue to cook food, meanwhile he has his family. Good Luck Jennifer.
Absurd

Pleasantville, NY

#13 Aug 3, 2007
I lost my job do to Mike's poor business decisions. I have to say I've never worked with a better group of people. I'll miss that.

As for the email. It actually had to be sent three times. The second time they spelled "Colleagues" wrong. It shows how little he really cares about his employees... Now I'm sure he's screw us on benefits.
William

Yonkers, NY

#14 Aug 3, 2007
No wonder the company failed. The CEO doesn't know colleges from colleagues.
Former Final Docs Inmate

Matthews, NC

#15 Aug 3, 2007
AHM GONER wrote:
To Jennifer Luke
this is a message for you, where are your Final Doc Dept,Call Center Department, and Doc Classification Center, are they still in progress, how about the precuriment fee that you save the Company, how about listening to every personal converstation call that your employee made, to their family, where are those ID badges you took from us, in the summertime you walk around looking at employee feet to see if they were wearing stockings, are you wearing them now, do you stop sneeking behind cubicles to see what your employee were doing, do you stop sending your supervisor in the ladies room to see how long it takes to use the toilet, the male supervisor (Rich Pipia) after all when we work so hard the company gave you as a manager money for us the employee to get lunch, you and your supervisors have lunch in your office while we have to cook, or buy from our pocket to celebrate the good job we did, now look all the bad ways you treated us, as hard working, and dedicated employees how do you feel now you gone through AHM door with your boxes, I felt bad for the others they will find a job, but now you will have enough time to go home, clean Al toenails, scratch his back, and continue to cook food, meanwhile he has his family. Good Luck Jennifer.
Poor Jennifer Luke. Now you'll have to go back to eating squirrel for dinner. So Sad. I hope they have VP parking at the unemployment office. Maybe if you can't make your rent. You can move in with your boyfriends wife and kids. I heard that Payless Shoes was hiring.(10% employee discount) I know how much you love your payless. In all seriousness though. You are a horrible horrible person. Who treated your employess like garbage. You had no compassion or understanding towards any one of us. Threatening to fire one of your employees for taking too much time off to go to the hospital to see her terminally ill daughter. You're disgusting! Monitoring the phone calls and bathroom breaks of your employees. What a joke! Will you ever look back and see how absolutely ridiculous that was? Shame on you.

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