2002 Salary Survey

At the PR party that was 2000, giddy talk of huge salary increases turned some industry pros into career butterflies, flitting from one job to another. A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey at the time found PR people to be the most footloose and fickle professionals in America.

At the PR party that was 2000, giddy talk of huge salary increases turned some industry pros into career butterflies, flitting from one job to another. A PricewaterhouseCoopers survey at the time found PR people to be the most footloose and fickle professionals in America.

Employers bemoaned the feeding frenzy and yet knew they had to fight for the talent, while many employees made good while they could, advancing rapidly through the ranks pocketing bountiful stock options and generous bonuses along the way.

But that ? though amazingly less than two years ago ? was then, and the PRWeek Salary Survey 2002 depicts very different now: A time in which raises have given way to freezes or even cuts, heady hopes and bullishness have given way to very real feelings of real insecurity, and the job merry-go-round has all but ground to a halt.

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