Steve Harvey is a busy man. Host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show on radio, "Family Feud," "The Steve Harvey Show," and "Little Big Shots," he doesn't have much time to deal with interruptions. Today on "Pure Opelka," Mike Opelka empathized with a memo the beleaguered personality sent to his staff.
Variety posted the memo on their site, deeming it harsh. It starts pleasantly enough:
"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."
He then lists a number of things he will not do, which add up to not being ambushed with meetings and requests. He closes:
"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."
Mike did not find this memo harsh in the least, citing the "drive-by-meeting" many people have experienced in work hallways as unproductive. "Business in the hall is rarely completely understood or carried forward," he said.
He pointed out that Harvey needs to function well so that everyone people working on all of his shows don't lose their jobs if he burns out. He recalled Doc Thompson's production mantra: "Keep the talent happy."