With the new movie Money Monster out, Raycom is telling their employees to be on the lookout for copycats.
The movie about a a financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer being taken hostage by an irate investor. The movie stars FTVLive's doppelgänger George Clooney and Julia Roberts.
Here's hoping that a guy with a gun, taking over a TV station, only happens in the movies. But Raycom is not taking any chances and sent out this internal email to all staff.
The email was obtained by FTVLive:
rom: Willower, Susan
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:32 PM
To: All GMs
Cc: All Corporate GVPs ; All Corporate Officers ;
Subject: Building Security and Facility Access
Given the upcoming release of the movie Money Monster about a financial TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) and his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) being put in an extreme situation when an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes over their studio, coupled with the situation at WBFF today, it is an excellent time and a good idea to review and reinforce our building security and safety procedures with our managers and staff.
Your station most likely has its own emergency policies and procedures, but here are relevant sections from the Employee Handbook. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any further information.
BUILDING SECURITY And SAFETY
Facility Access: The Company is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees. Controlling facility access is part of this effort. Unescorted or unauthorized visitors are prohibited in our facilities. All visitors must check in at the reception area and wait in the reception area before being escorted into the building. If you are expecting visitors, such as clients, customers or friends, please notify the reception desk, and you will be notified upon their arrival. All guests must come through the front door, including family members. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Visitors should be accompanied at all times by an employee until they depart the facility, this includes both during and after normal business hours.
If your location has issued Keys, ID Cards and Access Codes: An ID card is issued to every employee. The cards are used to access the building in place of a key. Other than vendors, invited business associates and guests, no one has access to the building. If you have been issued a key to the office, you are responsible for its security; duplicates may not be made. It is expected that employees leaving the office after normal business hours will act responsibly by locking all doors. Employees are forbidden to give keys, access cards, or entry codes to non-employees.
All outside doors are to remain closed except when someone is entering or leaving the building.
Visits from outside guests or family members should be limited to necessary situations, be of limited duration, and during normal office hours.
Suspicious Persons: You must be alert to persons whose actions or presence appears to be of a suspicious nature not typically expected of an ordinary employee, customer, or visitor. If you have doubts concerning the intentions of any such person, avoid the individual as best possible, quickly but quietly notify a supervisor, and/or follow other applicable security procedures.
Possession of weapons on Company property, in Company vehicles, at Company sponsored events or while on Company business is prohibited. Any employee possessing a weapon under these circumstances is subject to immediate termination. In certain states, consistent with state law, an employee may have a gun in their personal car or truck, as long as the gun is kept from view and locked inside the vehicle or a container attached to the vehicle (like a truck bed tool box).