Responsible for planning all logistics and activities associated with the events for which he or she is coordinating.
Long Hours, Clients from Hell, Tight Budgets & High Expectations for perfection make me pull out my hair.
I'm in the industry - charity event planning - super stressful. Not only are you expected to raise X amount of money, you aren't supposed to spend anything and if your cause isn't "popular" no one wants to come to your event -- there's one every weekend!Run, walk, bike, dinner dancing, auction -- there is one FOR EVERYTHING! How do you get yours noticed over another? Why does a company want to sponsor yours over another? Super competitive.I'm not fearful for my life such as our firefighters, police officers, and military personnel (my hat's off to them!) but stressed, yes. Ultra stressed, yes.
I am in the industry as well. We are not talking about your sister's bridal shower or best friend's wedding...more like city-wide conventions in major cities that consist of 25,000+ people attending from all over the world and $30+ million in revenue for the city generated by that one convention. You be responsible for all aspects of something that like and tell me the stress level. You are on call 24/7. Coordinating not only food, but guestrooms, dozen of concurrent sessions, hundreds of exhibits, transportation, AV, etc. Bringing in and coordinating celebreties, Presidents, government officials to speak and attend. Say Event Coordinator people think of Party Planners from whatever hot-to-trot show is on TV of a ridiculous LA person planning a big dinner and that is not it at all.
Events.. Not pot lucks...
I'm in the event industry and stress level is high....yes the shrimp is very important. LOL
Really?? This outranks a Police Officer?? "The Johnsons are here and the shrimp isn't ready yet!!! OMG!!!"
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