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Subject:  Personal Disclosure is unFoolish Date:  2/1/2001  5:37 PM
Author:  catdaddy1 Number:  30 of 142

Why would a company based upon long standing American ideals wish to simply toss them out the window at the expense of their own employees? Personal privacy is a key to what makes our country and most of our companies great. I am ashamed of TMF, as a company, for throwing the private information pertaining to their employees out into public view.

It is simply nobody's business what anyone at TMF holds in their PRIVATE portfolio. TMF's decision to force their employees to disclose any holdings they have in any investment truly is an abomination and should not be tolerated whatsoever. The TMF employees, as well as the rest of us red-blooded Americans, have every right to expect to have their financial standing be their own business and not flaunted in public view.

Since my first visit to fool.com, I have applauded TMF for being so open about their company holdings and plans but this should not, in my Not-So-Humble-Opinion, be forced upon the employees under them. It is sufficient for the readers of TMF to know that the company as a whole has enough faith in their collective decisions to invest real money that belongs to TMF without peering into any personal decisions by employees.

I hope the leadership at TMF reconsiders their breach of trust with their employees and allows anyone that wishes to keep their assets private and if they do not, I would hope their employees seek counsel to force the issue because it would be my best guess that these were not terms of employment and are indeed possibly illegal actions.

Not trying to start a revolt, just trying to help preserve some privacy.

Fool on,
catdaddy
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