In all of our PR classes, they stress how important it is to have good ethics and to follow your employer’s code of ethics. There have also been many blogs on here about being ethical. But, I was thinking the other day after we were assigned our code of ethics assignment, how many PR professionals actually follow their code of ethics.
According to the salary table in our Intro to PR book, the average PR professional makes a comfortable living. Since most people are driven by money, there has got to be a large amount of people working the profession who have abandoned their code of ethics in order to make their company or client look good. After all, most people would do anything to make a buck.
What do you guys think? Do you believe that most PR professionals follow their code of ethics 100%? I find it really hard to believe.