Steve Harvey Just Sent The Most Horrible Memo To His Staff Yesterday -- What A Dick!

Submitted by: fancylad 1 month ago in News & Politics

You think your boss is a tyrant, be thankful you don't work for this hack. Check out this letter he just distributed to his crew of "The Steve Harvey Show." Harvey's a man of conviction though -- he's sticking to his guns and not apologizing.

There are 23 comments:
Male 31
He doesn't sound like he is being a dick to me. Sounds like he wants people to know ambushing him won't work.
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Male 50
sometimes you need to be blunt with people, just pull the band aid off, and get it over with. im sure he had a good reason for this
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Female 1,176
I don't see this as being a dick at all...It's pretty straightforward that he doesn't want to be bothered all the time..He doesn't want people constantly in his face- I get it..Everyone needs a break sometimes...Sometimes you have to be that direct or some people just don't get it..
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Male 2,881
... And why is this being a dick?
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Male 44
I don't see this as dickish.  He has 3 TV shows and a daily radio show.  Withal these people jostling for attention, I can see that.  If you are going to change a "past practices" issue, a memo to all is the first step.  I don't get the outrage over this.  I get to sit in my recliner and relax.  Maybe Harvey needs a minute to be Steve and not Steve Harvey.
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Male 4,082
How is he being a dick? He's making it clear that people have abused the previous policies and now he's cracking down. Also if you honestly think this makes your boss a tyrant, you better be happy you found such a comfy job. 
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Male 7,052
I'm not sure I see a problem here.  He's being upfront about what he expects.  He's setting expectations, I say more power to him.  
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Male 43
the man's setting boundaries.  I see nothing wrong here.
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Male 38,780
thunderbear Setting boundaries is okay.  Being rude because you can get away with it is not.
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Male 1,072
Gerry1of1 And how many times has he already tried the "sugar-coated" approach, with no results? 
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Male 38,780
whosaidwhat      I don't know.... How many?
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Male 1,072
Gerry1of1 Thats my point; we don't know. He may have already  tried "nicely" numerous times, and gotten nowhere, but the internet is ready to crucify him with very little information. I agree that if its his first attempt, yes, its a little over the top. If its his, say, sixth attempt, then I don't blame him a bit for it. Context is important!
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Male 645
How is this being a dick?  I have told my employees pretty much the same thing, except instead of dressing room and make-up I say at my desk.  Send me an e-mail, I'll get back with you.  Unless it is very very important, it's likely not more important than what I am working on right now.  Especially if it causes me to lose my place or mess up what I am working on right now and have to start over.  Unless all I am doing right now is looking at IAB.  Most of the time however, what I am working on is more important that what you want to interrupt me with, so don't interrupt me, just send me an e-mail and I'll get back to you.
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Male 38,780
waldo863 It's his wording that is dickish. He could have said "So many people are needing my attention it is overwhelming. In future, please don't grab me in passing, make an appointment and I'll be happy to meet with you." .... Instead he wrote a dick 'if you do it you will be gone' diva letter.
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Male 645
Gerry1of1 Yeah, because people respond to that really well.  If there is not a threat of being held accountable, and just being nice and sugar coating everything, they won't take it seriously.  Being a manager, I know this.  For years i asked people nicely not to interrupt me while I am doing certain tasks at my desk.  I asked them nicely, "Please don't just walk by and interrupt me with a simple question while I am doing this, just shoot me a quick e-mail and I'll respond by the end of the day."  3 years of that and the same shit still happens.  Told people, "Ok guys, look, if this doesn't stop, people will be getting written up."  All the sudden, it stopped.  You have to be firm.  Being nice and sugar coating everything when you manage people, just doesn't work.
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Male 38,780
waldo863 I don't know where you live, but I personally respond better to a polite request than a threat.

Treat your staff that way and no wonder they don't have loyalty and leak dirty stories to the press.  Staff aren't door mats.
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Male 71
Gerry1of1 I have seriously wonder if you have worked in a high pressure corporate environment before. This is standard wording.
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Male 38,780
slicerdicer Yes I have. And that's why I got the hell out of there!  Everyone there was miserable. Not just at work, it carried over to their personal life. I wasn't going to live that way.  I don't earn as much or own as much, but I'm still married and they're all divorced and their kids hate them.
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Male 38,780
gimmie a "D"
gimmie a "I"
gimmie a "V"
gimmie a "A"
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WHAT'S THAT SPELL!!!!!!
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Female 1,341
Glad I don't work for the Steve Harvey show. I wonder if he's this strict on Family Feud. 
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Male 645
littlemissqt When you have your own employees and they are interrupting you all the time over petty shit, come back and talk to me.  I have pretty much the same policy with employees that work under me.  Unless it's damn important, you better have a really good reason for interrupting what I am currently working on.  My boss has basically the same policy.  No one bothers him without an appointment, or at least having sent an e-mail, except for me, unless it's damn important.  By damn important, I mean the fucking building better be on fire or someone's family member better have just died or something similar.  We have a business to run and stuff that needs to get done.  
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Male 7,927
Why is that being a dick?  Sounds like people were tending to want to talk business without prior appointments.

He's not saying 'Don't speak to me in the hallway.'  He's saying "Do not wait in the hallway to speak to me."  Sounds like a prior issue of being ambushed.  

There's a difference between a casual encounter and being waited on with an agenda.
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Male 1,447
So being assertive is now considered being a a dick?  He has a job to do and needs to be able to prepare himself mentally to do it.
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