Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sh, It's SH

Some are making a big deal about Steve Harvey's memo to his talk show staff:

Good morning, everyone. Welcome back.
I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show.
There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE.
Do not come to my dressing room unless invited.
Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED.
My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me.
I want all the ambushing to stop now. That includes TV staff.
You must schedule an appointment.
I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE.
Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knock or use the doorbell.
I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day.
Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment.
I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me.
If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you.
Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.
Thank you all,
Steve Harvey
I don't see anything wrong with this.  First, his show, his rules.  If it weren't for him, there wouldn't be a show.

Second, they're sensible.  I don't know exactly what goes on backstage, but he runs the show and so everyone wants to talk to him.  Except if they're all constantly coming at him, he can't get anything done.  Even if it's just for him to get more peace, that's probably for the good of the show.

If you need to talk to him, fine, schedule an appointment.  And if you think this system doesn't work, schedule an appointment and discuss it with Steve.  The show exists to please an audience, not fulfill every wish of the employees. That's why they pay you.


Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

I don't think he means me.

4:00 PM, May 11, 2017  

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