I am reminded almost daily that we live in a world gone amok. Crisis Communication is rarely planed for, but often needed. To move the conversation / focus forward during a crisis, the group must specifically show regret, resolve to fix the situation, implement reforms and offer some form of restitution. No defensiveness, no claims of ignorance.
Public relations professionals that are serious about guiding their organizations appropriately will have the insight and management skills to prioritize crisis communications planning to ensure their organizations are prepared.
My advice: don’t be the easy girl/guy with a bad reputation. Hang on for the client that sees your value and knows you are worth it. Like any good relationship, there needs to be give and take, but don't be the doormat that is taken advantage of.