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Broken Arrow says: Bankers, recruitment consultants, politicians. What professions do you hate and why?

(, Thu 27 May 2010, 12:26)
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There is no one who works in PR who actually understands anything about PR. They're generally just too posh to get a proper job and too thick to do anything requiring any talent.

It's an industry made up of well-dressed blonde-twentysomethings called Tamara, or the like, alternating between sending out pointless press releases, trying to pretend to clients that some no-hoper chef/singer/TV presenter is the PERFECT partner for their campaign, and banging on about the time they chatted to Jude and Siena at some cunt-fest of a party.

If the whole industry was wiped out by a well-placed cruise missile strike on Soho/Fitzrovia, absolutely nothing would grind to a halt.
(, Thu 27 May 2010, 12:51, 6 replies)
I love you big floppy ears
and your cute little cotton bud bottom
(, Thu 27 May 2010, 12:53, closed)
(, Thu 27 May 2010, 12:56, closed)
Don't tell me
I had to work with one of the most famous PR people in the world* and her genius idea at the height of our event? She'd got an underling to type the name of the event into Google, screenshot websites where we were mentioned, encode them into PDF and send to me to "update the website with". Quite how a selection of PDF screenshots would have improved the News section of the site (which already contained links to all those sites with a few pictures) was never explained, but she bitched about it until it got put up there.

And for someone who's so praised as a global communicator, her obtuse one-line emails are fucking incomprehensible.
(, Thu 27 May 2010, 13:06, closed)
I once saw...
...a Director from a PR firm have a panic attack and have to leave a meeting with a client, because someone had asked a difficult question.

It wasn't even a pressurised environment (v. nice client). Or a hard question.

Their comms skills and ability to deal with normal, everyday situations are often rather lacking...

And yeah - I forgot about their habit for sending press clippings.
(, Thu 27 May 2010, 13:10, closed)
And even if they are any good
the job is basically liar for a living
(, Thu 27 May 2010, 19:23, closed)
oooh the ones where I work..
Spend shedloads of public money on a monthly colour magazine on shiney paper that no-one reads unless they've got a long bus journey home, or need something to line the hamster's cage with.. One of them looked really hurt when I laughed at him for thinking that anyone read the damn things the other day. Still insisted that he left two boxes in my lovely tidy reception though...
(, Fri 28 May 2010, 9:27, closed)
I like this
a friend worked in PR until fairly recently, when he claimed it was just a waiting room for private school girls looking for husbands so they could become yummy mummies.
(, Fri 28 May 2010, 17:00, closed)

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