Event Promoter Is the 5th Most Stressful Job in the World
A Job for Perfectionists
To be a great event planner you truly have to be obsessive with the details–if you weren’t you wouldn’t be doing your job well. This constant desire to make sure things are just right for visitors can be extremely hard on planners. Being a Type-A-everything-must-be-perfect person makes event promoters exceptionally devoted to their jobs but it’s fair to say that it also contributes to stress in their job. People with laidback, devil-may-care attitudes probably wouldn’t be as stressed out in the same position – but they also wouldn’t have what it takes to run a large scale event.
Event Promoter is a Lifestyle
The actual coordination on the day of an event is, obviously, only one portion of the job. The incredible amount of time that it takes to prepare for an event and the potential for constant travel can be draining. Once the day of the event actually arrives, planners often work long and grueling hours without a moment of rest. Depending on a planner’s particular niche, the lifestyle can be the most difficult part of the job. Weekends? Forget it. Many planners spend too many weekends to count working 15 hour days running from place to place pulling off an event to remember for their client.
Event planners’ spot on this list isn’t much of a surprise, and it might go to say something about the importance of the job. Planners are responsible for much more than those outside of the professional event planning industry tend to give them credit for.
But Watch out for Burnouts!
It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Literature and research on burnouts in the creative industry are increasing and gaining importance. Seen as though event promoter is among the most stressful jobs in the world… It’s not hard to see why.
People in the industry often consider themselves lucky to be in the job they have – and arguably, they might be. But all that shouldn’t be a reason to let talent go to waste: take time off, make your team take time off, time to reflect. Come back with fresh ideas and make your next step one that takes you to the next level.