PR people are feeling better paid but more stressed than
ever before according to the 1997 PR Week/Media Appointments
Sixty seven per cent of the survey’s 1,400 respondents say they
are well rewarded, with average pay increases of 11.9 per cent
for consultancy staff and 7.5 per cent for in-house
practitioners. Performance-related bonuses are also rising in
value with nearly one in four agency employees holding shares in
However, 57 per cent of PR staff say they feel overworked. A
worrying 14.7 per cent drink more than 25 units of alcohol per
week, and one in six in-house people admit to going to work with
a hangover in the previous two weeks.
But despite the pressure and media cynicism about industry
sleaze, 59 per cent said that they are proud to work in PR.
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