I can’t make this up- official internal memo:
From: “Cooper, Brian (CNI -Atlanta)” <Brian.Cooper@coxinc.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 12:10:19 -0400
To: All Cox Media Group Ohio <>
Conversation: Media Center Flea Update
Subject: Media Center Flea Update
We’re continuing work on the problem with fleas in the Media Center.
We’ve spoken with the exterminators, and we’ve decided to make a major effort tonight to eliminate the fleas. Many of you will be affected by this. Here are some details:
* We will close our building from 8 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. on Tuesday so that the entire building can be treated during that time. No employees will be permitted in the building during those hours.
* We are working on a plan for the newspapers and web sites to be produced from other locations. If you normally work at night, talk to your manager about where you should work.
* We’ve been assured by our exterminators that the process and materials used in our building are safe.
* We’ve made cans of insect repellant available throughout the building. Some of you have asked for that, especially when you leave the building. Please use it in a well-ventilated area.
We will be obtaining more information and sharing it with you as we get it; you can expect another update later today. We appreciate your help and patience with this.
If you have any other questions, please talk to your manager.
Brian G. Cooper
Senior VP – Operations, Cox Media Group Ohio
Now- not even safe to line birdcages with.