What do you really do at work?

Many people think that those of us who work in PR have very glamorous jobs and spend the majority of our time on photo shoots, meeting celebrities, watching fashion shows and ‘networking’ at parties. While that occasionally is what we can be found doing, it tends to be a much smaller part of our roles than other, more run-of-the-mill activities.

Meeting Dragon’s Den’s Theo Paphitis at a new shop opening

While I was working alongside some volunteers from a charity last week, someone suggested that they thought my job would make fascinating TV. Can you imagine tuning in to watch ‘A Day in the Life of Rebecca Wheeler’? I wouldn’t recommend it!
A TV show that followed a PR person around would certainly shatter some of the misconceptions about the glamour and the glitz of the job, though – particularly if they filmed me carrying mannequins, making bunting and transporting instruments in trolleys (just a few examples of the weird and wonderful things I’ve done at work in the last couple of months!).
A job that is as varied as mine is certainly something to be thankful for, but a return of docu-soap Lakesiders isn’t something I’d particularly relish… I enjoy my privacy far too much.