Hello once again!
I just wanted to take this opportunity to explain some of the inner-workings here at the Rev that you perhaps have not seen. There is actually a lot of positivity and camaraderie amongst the team that does not come across on-screen very often. We really do enjoy ourselves and have a good time together! Robyn and I have been friends for many years -- we were colleagues at another firm many years ago and kept in contact and did various work projects together over the years.
Robyn, Kelly and I have a great relationship and we do hang out a lot together and travel together often. When you see us out at dinner and Kelly tries to pick up the hot waiter for Robyn -- funny things like this happen all the time when are out and about! Kelly does have a good eye and spots the hot boys and sends them our way. Being a hard-working, career-oriented women - it can be tough to meet guys sometimes, especially because we work in fashion and most of the guys around us are not straight! So kudos to Kelly for thinking of us girls and scoring a hottie for Robyn. LOL.
The previews for tonights show you see a police car leaving P.R. and Kelly sitting on the sidewalk saying how sad it all is. What happened to that part of the show? Nothing about it was mentioned in the previews for next weeks show. Am I the only one wondering?
this seems to be in reaction to your management style in previous episodes but i don't think anything really justifies an explanation of how you behaved - anyone who doesn't agree should realize what you did wasn't a personal attack at skinner. for the most part, none of the "attacks" on the show seem personal (except maybe robyn vs tandrew). tension makes for good tv and of course thats whats going to be shown.
show is great, you are great AND mara hoffman is kick ass.
Hey Emily! I think you are super cute! I'm loving the show. What is your advice on managing people? As I move up in my career, I struggle with being in charge since I still want people to like me.
All sounded fine until the Robyn/Tandrew part got thrown in. I hate when people hire someone and basically have them already set up to fail from day 1. Don't hire someone you don't think is qualified and then punish them everyday for not being qualified. Makes no sense.
ditto susan - i went online trying to find out what it was all about hoping they addressed it on this site. very weird that that part just vanished.
hey i love this show and i watch it when ever i get the chance! i have ONE big question and i wanted to see if you could help me. lol if u please can email be back i would love to have a one on one convo. thanks
I enjoy the people on Bravo's reality show who admit that the behaviors we see are real and not edited for television which is basically what your posts is stating. I think you should take a hard look at your management style and make some modifications. Stress is not an excuse for the method in which you manage people. You may have had fun times with Skinner but it doesn't excuse your behavior during the past episodes. Just own it, because it would make it easier to like you.
It's great to hear that you and Robyn are great friends - but do you find that 90% of your conversations are about how incompetent the people that you hire are? If they are...then maybe you guys need to understand why these very qualified, very smart kids all become idiots the minute you say 'Welcome to the team!'
It just takes a couple minutes each day to explain the A, B and C of what you are asking them to do, and why.
I've been there, on both sides, and I had to check myself more than a few times to make sure I wasn't doing what had been done to me so many times in my career. And you know what I gained? Friends both AT my level and BELOW my level..I love my assistants...sometimes they mess up but I know they try...because I talk TO them..not AT them..just try it.
I adore this show, first of all. I've worked in a similar high-octane environment for some heavy duty clients. I think your management style, and your attitude towards the junior staff is really lousy. You may be really good at what you do, but managing people is not one of your strengths. I know you're trying to be Kelly Jr. but it only comes across as condescending and abusive, where as Kelly is really tough love, emphasis on the love and respect. I agree that in these businesses you've gotta be tough. But the junior staff is neither your client nor your enemy. These are the people you are relying upon to be your support network. If you were talking to me like that I'd stare at my computer and not make eye contact with you either. How do you expect your employees to excel in the business and greet the demands of working with high-end clientele if you're knockin em down within the office?