PR Industry Work - Like a 'ho

Friday, June 17, 2011

I think it is of no secret that I am a PR practitioner by day, and a blogger/tutor/wife/sister/daughter/daughter-in-law by night.

I just received an email from Melly, my colleague, with a description of my day job. Very, very apt.

Working in the PR industry is akin to being…like prostitutes.

1. Our ‘customers’ are called clients… Like prostitutes

2. We work in weird shifts. Like prostitutes

3. They pay you to make the client happy... Like a prostitute

4. The client pays a lot of money, but your employer keeps almost every penny... Like a prostitute

5. You are rewarded for fulfilling the client's dreams... Like a prostitute

6. Your friends fall apart and you end up hanging out with people in the same industry as you... Like a prostitute

7. When you meet the client you always have to be perfectly groomed... Like a prostitute

8. But when you go back home it seems like you are coming back from hell... Like a prostitute

9. The client always wants to pay less but expects incredible things from you... Like a prostitute

10. When people ask you about your job, you have difficulties to explain it... Like a prostitute

11. Everyday when you wake up, you say: I'M NOT GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE DOING THIS".....OH just like a prostitute

PLEASE NOTE: The only difference is that prostitutes can take Christmas and New Year's Eve off and they actually DO make a lot of money.

Yay. Now haters can officially call me a whore and I cannot rebut. *applause*

That said, I think I still love my job pretty much. Even though it has been almost a year.... and can I say, this week is officially the week where I grew jaded?

Like.... I have the "Oh yeah, whatever." thought in me wherever I go now. Good thing? Not really. Need those work honeymoon happiness back quickly!

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