Ask Trevor: Was sex a mistake?

Agony uncle and University of Westminster's visiting professor of PR Trevor Morris gives it to you straight.

Trevor Morris: PRWeek's agony uncle
Trevor Morris: PRWeek's agony uncle

I inadvertently had sex with a colleague at the summer party. I used to be held in high regard by most of my colleagues but now they all seem to be shunning me. Why am I being treated like this? I thought PR was a liberal sort of profession.

PR people are famously liberal - with a small 'l'. I'm sure most of your colleagues would not have batted an eyelid if you had indulged in what the Daily Mail calls "sordid sex games".

However, what has no doubt disgusted them is that your sex was "inadvertent". Anyone who can have inadvertent sex is clearly too inattentive and careless to be trusted with a strategic public relations campaign. They are shunning you because they realise that you are not up to the job.

Got a problem? Contact Trevor at agonyuncle@haymarket.com

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