This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I'd say that if it helps you keep your job, follow their conventions.
But seriously, this is such a small point it's not really worth worrying over. I don't think there's anything wrong with either "style" as long as you format the code to be understandable and readable. That should, after all, be the point of any coding convention -- but often the intent gets lost in the dogma.