Think you’re above this edict? Okay, big shot, leave the mess. Larry Fink will personally lean your desk into a bin labeled “[your name]‘s crap” and file his nails while you beg for it back.
From: [redacated at BlackRock]
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 03:12 PM
To: NYC – PMG Bonds
Subject: CNBC ON FLOOR THURSDAY- COMPLETELY CLEAN DESKS BY 4 PM WEDS MARCH 23RD
PLEASE CLEAR ALL SURFACES AND CLEAN YOUR WORK SPACES BY 4 PM ON WEDS SO THAT YOU DO NOT DISTINGUISH YOURSELF BY HAVING TO LOOK FOR YOUR BELONGINGS ON THURSDAY MORNING.
(IT WILL BE EASY TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO ARE SO EXPOSED.)
IT REALLY ISN’T AN OPTION TO DISTINGUISH YOURSELVES BY HAVING THE MESSY DESK ON LIVE TV; THAT OUTCOME WILL BE ELIMINATED FOR YOU.
BELOW IS A MEMO FROM BOBBIE COLLINS DESCRIBING WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THURSDAY.
Larry will join Maria from 3:05 to 3:10 p.m., and again at 4:15 p.m. with Rob. Rick, Dennis and Eric will have other segments and the show concludes at 5 p.m.
CNBC crew and BlackRock Corporate Communications staff will do their best to minimize what is a normal workday for you on the 24th. We ask that you do your part before you depart on Wednesday evening, the 23rd, by removing papers and cleaning up your workspace. On Thursday, please wear normal business attire.
Set-up will begin Thursday at 7:30 a.m. sharp with some activity all through the morning, including wiring, the moving of monitors, adding signage and other details. Arrangements will certainly ramp up in the afternoon and Maria’s pre-show arrival will be no later than 2:30 p.m. During the live broadcast, beginning at 3 p.m.
Just relax: it’s business as usual. But we also encourage some conversations and action. After all, it’s TV!