'Times' Biz Staff Must Ask Permission Before Working

This memo went out to the Times business-news staff Friday afternoon from the department's administrator:

From: Ken Meyn
To: bizstaff@nytimes.com
Sent: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 13:28:30 -0500

Ladies and Gentlemen:
Just a reminder that Monday is the Presidents' Day holiday and we should all stay home and think about presidents. Don't work unless you've been assigned to work or have cleared it with your editor in advance.

If you do work (but don't work - see paragraph one) please download a holiday form from the link on our homepage and give it to me.


So get busy, corporate flacks. Been cooking your books? Looking to dump your CEO? Giving up your much-publicized battle against the world's biggest media company? Today, clearly, is that day to get the news out.

Business [NYT]