No Good Deed

No Good Deed Dilemma: Colleague in a Quandary
March 17, 2020
I work in a large communications department that was always pretty collegial, until recently when a new manager was appointed. She plays favorites, holds mini-meetings that exclude some, makes nasty remarks and claims ‘just joking' and has been generally unsettling our workplace.
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
March 17, 2020
No Good Deed Dilemma: The Temptation to Tell
January 21, 2020
I’m in healthcare PR and along with my front-line colleagues have been grappling with the scourge of fentanyl for years ... Recently, I’ve learned something about this person that, if made public, would almost certainly force their resignation. It’s personal, not illegal, but getting this elected official ...
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
January 21, 2020
No Good Deed Dilemma: Responsible Gaming ... Really?
November 06, 2019
I am very tempted to take this job, which offers me significantly more money and opportunity than my current role, but I’m not sure I can fully embrace the philosophy of “responsible gaming.” Should I ignore my qualms and just concentrate on the good that can be done with the money generated?
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
November 06, 2019
No Good Deed Dilemma: Potential PR Party Pooper
September 10, 2019
I don’t know what to do. On the one hand, there doesn’t seem to be any real harm in what he did…but on the other hand, has he done it before, will he do it again and what is my obligation to my employer, his employer and to our long-standing business relationship?
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
September 10, 2019
No Good Deed Dilemma: Deeply Disturbed by Daters
July 09, 2019
I own and run a mid-sized local PR firm and was vaguely aware that two of my employees have been dating for about a year. We don’t have a formal policy about employees dating, but early in the relationship they told me they were involved and wanted to assure me it would not affect their ability to work tog...
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
July 09, 2019
No Good Deed: Our Ethics Team
May 08, 2019
In a bit of a departure from our usual offerings, this month’s No Good Deed column is devoted to introducing our hard-working ethics team.
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
May 08, 2019
No Good Deed Dilemma: Will AI Replace Media Relations?
March 13, 2019
Recently, the marketing department has proposed a campaign of sponsored content, as well as AI-generated stories populating traditional and social media as well as editing Wikipedia pages. As a supporter of a strong, objective media, I am appalled. But ...
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
March 13, 2019
No Good Deed Dilemma: Am I Ethical or Exclusionary?
January 16, 2019
I work in the communications department of a post-secondary education institution and I’m concerned we are getting squeezed in what I’ll call “the vice of political correctness.” Don’t get me wrong: I am squarely in favor of inclusiveness, transparency, honesty and diversity. But recently ...
Deborah Folka, APR, FCPRS, LM
January 16, 2019