Rumor Mill: Stomping Out Personal Expression at Martha Stewart Omnimedia

Rumor Mill: Stomping Out Personal Expression at Martha Stewart Omnimedia

Sonia Zjawinski
Jan 26, 2009

Oh snap! Looks like working at Martha Stewart is not such a good thing. Gawker is reporting that Martha and Co. have enlisted some new rules for staffers in their new offices.

Kevin Sharkey and Martha have decided that their new design scheme will be marred by any of the following: ink colors other than red or black, desks that are not completely clear at the end of the day, except for one metal basket of approved office supplies, and anything that could be construed as being personal, such as photos or coffee mugs (I guess drinking fluids slows down the proletariat). Perhaps they are figuring the last part makes it that much easier to lay people off quickly, because they won't have to waste everyone's time by clearing out their desks.

We wonder what editorial director for collecting Fritz Karch is going to do? Also, will Martha be following her own rules?

After the jump, photographic proof of the early Spring cleaning...

photos: Gawker

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