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25 Surefire Signs You Work In PR

Coffee runs through your veins.

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1. You have 100% without a doubt sent an email to someone important that says "pubic relations" instead of "public relations."

It happens to the best of us.

2. Your to-do list somehow gets longer each day, and nothing actually gets crossed off before 3 p.m.

Maybe I'll be able to check that off next week...

3. More often than not, you wake up in the middle of the night just to check your email.

It might be important.

4. You know that even when you're on vacation, you're not really on vacation.

When a client needs you, you drop everything.

5. You've mastered the art of saying the exact same thing, eight different ways.


6. You ALWAYS know what is going on in the news.

Because, duh, you have to.

7. You are amazing at handling rejection, because you get rejected by your clients on the reg.

:: gets asked to rewrite something for the 19th time ::
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:: gets asked to rewrite something for the 19th time ::

8. No one really understands what you do on a day-to-day basis.

And tbh, sometimes you don't understand it either.

9. A dying phone battery is the bane of your existence.


10. Your inbox has literally never been empty.

One time you got it down to 15 unread and you felt like God.

11. You don't understand "private" Twitter profiles.

Why are you... why are you doing this?

Why are you... why are you doing this?

12. You actually expect people to compare you to Samantha from Sex and the City by this point.

"So you're basically like Sam—" No.

"So you're basically like Sam—" No.

13. The AP Stylebook is pretty much your bible.

Live and die by the words.

14. You laugh when you see up-and-coming PR newbies because they have no idea what they've gotten themselves into.

And neither did you.

15. When a PR crisis flares up, you get flashbacks to your own crises.

:: starts shaking ::

16. You have so many Google Alerts set up that you sometimes forget why you added one in the first place.


17. You've gone to SEVERAL parties where you can't actually party because your client's entire world depends on you.

::watches everyone drink and have fun while you panic that something will go wrong::

18. You have a long list of notes on your phone stemming from middle-of-the-night thoughts about a new campaign idea.

And generally you never remember what they actually mean the next day.

19. You attend meetings with your clients while working on a pitch for another client because there are NOT enough hours in the day.

These companies aren't going to get themselves coverage.

20. You went from researching for your history class to researching for your new client that produces vodka.


21. You're used to working with a nearly impossible deadline.

Deadlines: Meet your match.

22. Post-it notes are your best friend and worst enemy.

They are everywhere and some of them no longer make sense to you.

23. When you go out to dinner with co-workers, not much talking actually happens.

"I just have to finish this email real quick."

24. Coffee is your saving grace every morning, afternoon, and evening.

This isn't blood in my veins, it's caffeine.

25. And no matter how much your job stresses you out and tests your limits, you honestly can't imagine doing anything else.

You've got 99 problems, but a pitch ain't one.

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