Diary: Rebecca and co put their feet up

If agencies' oft-repeated moans about the extent to which they overservice their clients are to be believed, it's amazing how PROs have time to eat and sleep, let alone go on holiday.

But PRWeek is beginning the search for a mystery PRO called Rebecca and her colleagues, who appear to be far from working overtime.

A stir was caused this week on ResponseSource, 'the independent resource for all journalists'. A welter of PRWeek spies (including - apparently by coincidence - one called Becky) contacted us to point out the following plea on the site: 'Urgent message to the PR called Rebecca who called me about the business continuity feature... HANG UP YOUR PHONE!' Sally Flood, the Brighton-based IT specialist freelance who posted the comment, added: 'While I'm very much enjoying listening to you and your colleagues chatting away about your holiday plans, I have work to do and sort of need my phone. PS: Good luck at getting the time off in August.'

Flood resorted to playing Green Day's American Idiot down the line - and after two and a half hours our mystery PRO got the message.

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