I wrote this in commemoration of my love for PR & Coffee
Who knew that the humble cup of joe had its own national holiday? Nationwide, it’s celebrated September 29; in my book, coffee day is every day. And, apparently, for other public relations practitioners, coffee day is every day, too.
According to an article I read via PR daily on the WUSA9 News website, a recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com and Dunkin Donuts shows that public relations practitioners rank #9 as the most dependent on coffee. Perhaps we should launch a campaign to become #1 – alright, maybe not. That’s just me showing my affection for coffee.
The study revealed some facts that may not take everyone by surprise, but are still worth mentioning. Are you ready? Coffee helps keep people fresh, productive and high-powered.
Here are more results from the study:
- Thirty-two percent of workers stated they need coffee to get through the workday.
- Forty-three percent of coffee drinkers reported they are less productive if they don’t drink coffee while on the job.
- More than two-in-five American workers claim they are less productive without coffee.
- Forty percent of American workers aged 18 to 24 admit they can’t concentrate as well without coffee. Forty-three percent of workers aged 18 to 34 stated they have lower energy if they don’t drink coffee.
The survey was conducted from August 17 to September 2, 2010, and included more than 3,600 workers nationwide.
If you are curious to see which sector of the working population is most dependent on coffee, read ahead. You may want to sip on a rich, decadent cup of coffee prior to reading this – wink!
3) Hotel workers
5) Financial/Insurance sales representatives
6) Food preparers
9) Marketing/Public Relations professionals
11) Machine operators
12) Government workers
An office with coffee brewing all day may lead to a more productive, happy working environment. So, since coffee helps spark productivity, which ultimately leads to profit, why not brew coffee all day every day at the office? Sounds like a great idea to me. Cheers to coffee!