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Dear Fashion PULIS,
I want to share my disappointment about a popular comedian and performer (PC).
A few weeks ago, PC was invited to perform in my company's major annual event. We were all very excited and really looking forward to it because we knew we'd surely have a great time.
But the day turned out to be a major disappointment for all of us. The huge talent fee TF paid to PC was not at all worth it. He stayed for like an hour only, and when he's supposed to have photo op with the selected employees as agreed, he decided not to continue anymore because he said he was already tired. And just like that, he left the venue. But according to some of my colleagues, he did not go straight to the hotel assigned to him to rest. We found out later that he just toured the city.
What we can't understand was why PC didn't deliver what was agreed upon. He's supposed to have a photo op with 6 groups, but only made it with the 3rd group then he went down the stage already. Perhaps he didn't like the crowd which was a bit conservative and not as responsive to his naughty jokes. We may not be as energetic or as "flirty" as the other audience he expected, but he should have been professional and true to his contract.
PC gave an impression to the management, the employees and to all our bosses that we made a mistake of hiring him. Had we known that he will only shortchange us, we wouldn't have gotten him and instead would hire other celebrities. Sometime ago, the company invited a female comedian, and she delivered as promised and did not let us down. Hiring PC was a big mistake.
If he thought that his TF from the company was loose change, then he could have also thought we did not want to throw big money on talents like himself. We may not be as big as other multinational firms, but PC sure did get a lot more than what he delivered. Money spent on him could have been allotted for raffle prizes, but the company and the employees sacrificed that aspect because we thought we could have more fun and enjoyment watching PC perform for us. And just to make sure of his presence for the event, he was paid two weeks in advance.
Everyone was really sad for what happened and how everything turned out. But we have managed to move on from there and take everything as lessons learned. We hope that PC will never do to others what he did to us. He should bear in mind that all artists can not survive without the fans who patronize them.
By the way, this incident was published in the city's local newspaper.
Anne from Mindanao