Episode #44: Oops! Ted Cruz's PR Blunder, and Be Careful What You Say in a Job Interview
It's that time of year when people are out looking for jobs, and employers are posting new openings. Ewan brings some timely advice on how both employers and prospective employees can protect themselves. A hint: even smalltalk can have big consequences.
Then we look at the story of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was caught red-handed boarding a flight for sunny Cancun, Mexico as millions in his state were left without power in a severe winter storm. It's easy to poke fun at the Senator for bungling this, but he made the situation worse by how he initially responded to critics. We examine the case and discuss how Cruz could've managed the fallout much better.
Then we discuss Britney Spears, who's in the limelight these days over her conservatorship. We also discuss the consequences of being a pugilist in the National Hockey League.
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Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Canada.
Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter. He also contributes to Apple news website 9to5Mac and shares his thoughts on PR, media, travel, and technology on his website.