Here is a message I recently posted on Facebook. I felt it was important to encourage my internal and external BlackBerry community to remain positive and brave during this period of uncertainty within the company:
I know many of you have questions or concerns about things like the future of the company, the job stability of people you know or about stories you are seeing published in the news. I completely understand how natural it can be to feel worried, upset or the need to express anger about these things. Please do not let it.
There are a lot of good people at BlackBerry who are riding this roller coaster and may be under stress. But there are also many family, friends and community members who are also going through this with them and feeling the same way.
At this time, folks like myself, Rachel, my colleagues and everyone else need you to remain positive and be supportive. Questions like “do you still have a job?” are not helpful. But to those who ask: yes, I do.
The path forward is not 100% clear. This roller coaster ride is not over yet. But change will happen. New opportunities will present themselves for those that seek them out, and we will all get through this together.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please message me if you want to chat.
This message has generated a significant amount of support and encouraging feedback. Thank you for that. As a result, I felt it was important to share with others.
There is a lot to be proud of in terms of past accomplishments, and there is still a lot to look forward to in future achievements. Be brave and you will find success.