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

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home for the day after being told by the judge earlier this afternoon that he will now accept majority verdicts.

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Conservative-leaning public affairs experts have questioned the value of Labour's adoption of US-style campaigning tactics in the wake of the opposition hiring election strategist David Axelrod.

PLMR appoints Professor Tim Morris as non-executive director

The vet who helped establish the British Horseracing Authority's anti-doping and animal welfare programme has joined PLMR as a non-executive director.