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Methinks everyone is taking young Rich a wee bit too seriously...I mean read his blog, he is using other people's stats and drawing on the experiences of his University course to make his judgements - maybe, in his opinion, he is bang on the money!We all know that gender is as irrelevant to performance as race or religion - it seems to me that Richard is just forming his opinions based on his experiences - nobody is correct all time, it's how we learn.So, to all you "PR pro's" giving your advise based on your purported wealth of knowledge, think back to when you were 21 and in Uni / your first job - didn't you express any opinions?
I was amused to see that Richard bills himself as a 'dashing rogue freelancer'.Perhaps his comment that 'the female perception of the PR industry is further from reality than the male perception of PR' should instead be read as follows: "My male perception is that PR ladies see me as a dashing, rogue-ish bounder. But when I actually speak to the PR ladies in question (and not just through a blog but, like, in actual-real-life), I find that their opinion of me is really quite different. Silly, silly women. Deluded."
Anon - "Methinks everyone is taking young Rich a wee bit too seriously..."I think Richard takes himself a bit too seriously.But you're right, when we were all 21 year old and fresh out of uni, we used to come up with half-baked theories and opinions based on our experience...or rather lack of it.The difference is, of course, that we used to publish these in the pub, surrounded by, at best, three drunken mates...to which the response was generally, "you're a twat...get the beers in." We weren't correct all the time...that's how we learnt.These days, however, people publish these poorly thought-out premises on the web, in blogs, surrounded by millions of sober people...to which the response is generally, "you're a twat."
re the "the female perception of the PR industry is further from reality than the male perception of PR" comment.Getting all philosophical for a moment like: if it's all about perception how can there be a reality of what the PR industry is like? What is the reality of the PR industry Richard - I didnt realise there was some grand reality that spanned tech, consumer, sports, entertainment, financial, political PR?And how can you "generally" be of the opinion that the female perception of the industry is further from reality? That's like saying generally all those 'lovely' gayers like shopping, or generally all those 'foreigners' collect shrunken heads.
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