Thursday, March 22, 2007

Control Freak Bosses, TV News Division.

If you work for the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, then you are working for one. Via L.A. Observed, we get the latest nugget from news director Nancy Bauer Gonzales on the rules for desks for the stations' new digs in Studio City (they are currently in the Sunset/Gower complex in Hollywood):

3. If you have an office, or sit with others in an office, it is to remain clean and streamlined. I need to approve anything you hang on your walls, but I also want that to be kept to a minimum. I need to approve all plants and living things. Do not let junk sit on your floor near the windows. When you leave for the night or the weekend, please open your blinds all the way to the top so that the sun comes in for the folks in the newsroom.

4. NO FOOD OR DRINK (except water) IS ALLOWED IN THE NEWSROOM, OFFICES, CONFERENCE ROOM OR CONTROL ROOMS.

Has anyone informed Ms. Gonzales that newsrooms don't operate or function without sugar and caffeine everywhere at all times?

4 comments:

extrapolater said...

ALL CAPS IS THE SIGN OF A GREAT LEADER!!!!!

As is micromanagement.

Signal to Noise said...

Caps lock is a reminder to the employees/sheeple that you, as their manager, piss excellence every morning, and they better not forget it.

Newspaper Hack said...

Just one more example that the TV news people are teh suxx0rs.

Signal to Noise said...

Hack - I will defend my kind here in broadcast from the ink-stained likes of you paper folk. Back off, man!

(Kidding, of course. Continue firing at will.)