Sergeant Major Jann

How difficult is Jann Wenner to work for? His annual inspections of the staff's desks for neatness are apparently legendary at Rolling Stone. Today, Gawker runs the memo that went out to the minions at Us Weekly and Men's Journal, alerting them that the Great Editor is coming back from vacation. Excerpt:

Jann will be returning on Tuesday, September 7th and will be expecting to find a clean and organized office space. Members of the G&A Staff will be walking the space for the remainder of this week to inspect all cubicles and offices and ensure that all clean-up requirements are being met. Below are a list of the basic guidelines for clean-up:

1. Keep desktops clear of all unnecessary items. Do not store anything above the overhead compartments.

2. All affixed items are limited to corkboards and should not extend over the borders of the corkboards. Nothing should be affixed to the glass partitions, including post-its.

3. Personal items, novelty items, etc. should be kept to a bare minimum and displayed neatly...


JSW takes this very seriously, and the more satisfied he is with the results, the happier we'll all be.

The memo is addressed to the New York offices, so let's hope the L.A. outposts don't have to bother with this nonsense.

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