Publicis Seattle Requires 9:30 a.m. Arrivals

By Matt Van Hoven 

From anon:

“A Publicis Seattle e-mail went out yesterday to the creatives making it mandatory to be there by 9:30 a.m., because apparently they think that’s the reason morale is down. They’ve had ton of creative turnover this year.”

“It’s not that big of a deal. Just that that place is super broken, they are struggling to figure out interactive and have no full time interactive people on staff. Which sucks because there are some cool people that work there and they’ll prolly all quit by end of summer.”

“This is a business and we are supposed to be professionals. Part of being a professional is having enough respect for your job and for your colleagues to show up at a reasonable time, ready to go. Too may people are straggling in too late, and this is having a ripple effect in terms of morale, energy, and simply getting stuff done.

So, this is the deal:
Every creative, in the office, ready to go by 9:30, latest. If you can’t make it because of an appointment, a client meeting, production, or you worked until midnight the night before, etc., your obligation is to call XXXX, who is in here every day pretty much at 8, and let her know your situation.

If this doesn’t work, we will need to consider other measures.”

Ah the lives we lead. Thanks anon.