Apparently I’ve gotten something of a reputation already as a job authority. An INTERNATIONAL job authority, I might add (as I tuck my thumbs in my armpits and beam proudly).
My online buddy yaake, currently blogging from Bangalore, India, has run into an ethical dilemma concerning his employment, and thought that My Cool Job would be the correct forum in which to discuss the issue of how moonlighting at one job might affect one’s other job.
Here’s a description of my job(s): during the day, I work for a Public Relations firm called Hanmer and Partners, where I’m in the Information Technology vertical. Every day, I go meet new clients, basically people from IT firms who are launching a new product or a new program (sometimes, even the launch of a new company or a new branch of an existing company like IBM Bangalore), and I talk to them and find out how they want to advertise themselves. We draw up strategies and battle plans to get the maximum exposure in the media.
Then I schedule interviews, where the IT personnel can meet with journalists and TV newsmen, and they talk about their company and what they’re launching. That’s my job – the journalist takes it forward after the interview.
But here’s where things get a bit tricky in my case.
I am a journalist myself!! 🙂
During the night, I work as a senior sub-editor for a major national newspaper, and sometimes cover important stories too… I don’t know if this is actually unethical or not…