In the world of public relations, our job of being storytellers and creators holds us to a high standard. We are given a responsibility to protects and support the organization that we work for. This includes both the good and the bad. However, this also means that before we make that decision to begin our careers at whatever workforce we choose, we need to come to an understanding of what exactly we are willing to support morally and ethically. Each one of us has the responsibility in and out of the workforce. And at the end of the day our career choices define a large part of who we especially concerning large decisions.
About a week ago Sean Spicer delivered his first presidential press conference and it was far from admirable. Spicer’s speech was solely focused on that was not appropriate for a professional conference, let alone for a presidential and government standing. Spicer was clearly unprofessional in regards to his strategy of negatively pointing fingers towards journalists, comparing Obama’s status to Trumps, and also his tone of voice throughout the entire conference. Spicer also highly targeted the media which was extremely unprofessional and disrespectful, especially considering his reasoning to do so. Almost every single comment that Spicer had made was irrelevant to what the conference was really purposed for and it seems more as a moment to air out dirty laundry and personal opinions. Shortly after this conference PRSA released their own perspective upon such matters. PRSA was professional and reminded those in the world of public relations, business, and professionalism the importance of morals and the code of ethics. They reminded their audience to take under consideration what it really is that you are supporting and is whatever that you are doing for your profession really worth it? If so then one must continue to follow their own morals and what they believe in to fully excel that what they want personally and professionally in a career.
Personally, I am a firm believer in working for a bigger purpose. If something that you are working for does not add up to your own personal standards or morals, I do not think that the profession is worth it. I think that this press conference truly opened up the eyes of the working world and reminded us to reevaluate what we want in our futures and what we are willing to do so for it.