Saturday, November 17, 2007

Communication "Professionals"

I have this mock press conference thingy coming up on Monday. We're meeting with the second year PR students and doing a pretend press meeting.
So anyways, our prof told us that each group would meet with their PR group at various times through the week. My group was told 8:30 AM on Thursday. That was annoying enough in itself because I have no classes on Thursday, but it was made even more annoying by the fact that the PR people didn't show. I'd driven all the way to school on the early side, on a day I ususally hang out in my pajamas all day, for nothing.
It was okay though, I ended up getting a lot done at school as I stayed to make the trip worth my while.
But it gets better. Thursday night, one of our PR's sends us an e-mail asking if we can meet the next day. Only two fo us checked our e-mail in time, so only two of us showed up. What we discovered is that the PR students had not heard about our planned meeting until later that day in class.
Such admirable work by Mount Royal College's Communications Department. Don't you think?