The bald bad advice-giver whose name is not Dr. Phil is moving his talk show, Steve Harvey, from Chicago to L.A. (Side note: You’re not alone if you started singing Route 66 after reading “Chicago to L.A.”) and he’ll be working with a mostly new crew once they start shooting this fall. The show’s location isn’t the only thing that’s changing, Steve Harvey has spit out a memo to his staff, telling them that if they even think of knocking on his dressing room door or coming up to him in the hallway without a scheduled appointment, they’ll find their asses flying through the air after his security guards kick them away.
Robert Federer, a Chicago media blogger, says that 80 percent of Steve Harvey’s current staff will be out of a job when the show finishes taping in Chicago today. Many are not happy since they weren’t even given the chance to interview for an L.A. spot and would’ve moved to CA on their own dime. So one of those scorned staff members may have leaked the season 5 rules he dropped on his staff. Steve started off with a little politeness before getting down to business. Steve made it clear that he will longer stand for them popping their head into his dressing room to say, “Happy Hump Day, Steve!“, or stopping him in the hallways to ask if he wants to buy Girl Scout cookies from their stupid kids. Get in his face without an invite and you will be removed!!!
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.
Because I guess Steve thinks that his staff is like him and doesn’t read shit thoroughly, he hammered in the point that he doesn’t want to be stopped anywhere and they have to make appointment to talk to him. The next time a staff member sees a chunk of his lunch on his teeth as he walks to set to shoot another show, they’ll open their mouth to tell him before stopping and thinking, “Oh, I have to make an appointment to tell him that.”
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.
Steve kept on and said once again that he’s trying to make more time for HIM. If Ian Somerhalder wrote an office memo….
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’s delivery, as usual, reeks of self-important douche fumes and he’s pretty much the boss of his show so he should want to be available to his staff, but I get what he’s saying. I’ve worked in an office several times and I always hated when people would stop me in the hallways to ask me dumb, useless, irrelevant shit like “Where’s that report I asked for three days ago?” or “Can we talk about you being 30 minutes late four days this week?” I also hated when they popped into my cubicle to wonder if I called that client to reschedule and they could clearly see that I was searching Gay.com for a date that night. The nerve!
So if I ever work in an office again, I’m going to hand out Steve Harvey’s memo to my co-workers on my first day. You must make an appointment to speak with moi! Sure my assistant (read: me doing a Tess McGill voice) will tell you that I’m booked until the end of forever, but you still have to try!