Category Archives: Public Relations
Posted by Crista Leigh
By: Crista Leigh Wunsch
I’m positive that I look pretty funny to the causal onlooker—Blackberry in hand, thumbs moving faster than the speed of light, trying to keep my quips and qualms to 140 characters or less. To tell you the truth, sometimes I’m amazed that the friction my thumbs create while feverishly poking the tiny buttons on my Smartphone doesn’t cause my hand to spontaneously combust. You may laugh as I squint at the text from my 4×4 screen, but get this—I am saving my company thousands of dollars a year.
Oh, and I’m taking your job.
You see, I’m the future of public relations. I’m a 20- something who grew up with a computer mouse in hand, while you were trying feebly to change the ribbon on your typewriter. While you talk on the phone with one person, I’ve already told 15 co-workers about the new deadline via text. As you feverishly scribble notes to remember what others say, I’m recording the seminar on my IPod, and I’ll listen to it instantly on the way home using the hook-up in my car. While you’re e-mailing, I’m GoogleDocing. While you’re uploading, I’m Bluetooth transferring. While you’re face-timing, I’m Skyping. Yes, I’m the future.
And the future is now.
Posted by Crista Leigh
Forever 21 is coming under fire after a letter sent to employees was leaked online. The
letter states that Forever 21 is demoting a number of full-time, non-management employees to part-time positions. Those positions include stock associates, sales associates, cashiers and others. The letter states that the demoted employees will no longer receive health benefits and that their regular schedule will not exceed 29.5 hours per week. This has caused a social media uproar, with thousands calling for a boycott of the store. Forever 21 released a statement via Facebook saying the realignment is in no way related to the Affordable Care Act. Forever 21 operates 480 stores nationwide, including one location in Crossgates Mall.
This post originally appeared on the Capital Region Newsroom website.
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