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I secretly love when my friends make me do a stupid tictok trends. It looks so cool 😎 but so cringe 😬 at the same exact time. 🤯

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Had an intern try to put the moves on me today. I feel like this industry is notorious for turning a blind eye to this type of thing, but my conscience just can't. Thoughts?

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How do you handle someone blatantly stealing your work? I'm conflict-averse and not sure it ultimately will matter if I say something, but I am still really disappointed.

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I’m glad I didn’t listen to my former creative partner and friends who said they had one or two more agencies in them before going in-house. I said fuck it it’s time and god damn. I am never going bac… more

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Would you rather:

1. Work under a client in an org you turned down an offer for your current job - as in most of the clients were your interviewers and wanted to hire you

Ormore

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Maybe it’s just me but does anyone else feel like layoffs are coming in the next few months?

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Dealing with so many internal politics and difficult clients that it’s making me feel extremely shitty at my job. So much so that I feel like I can’t even look for a new job cause I feel like I’m not … more

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I just ate an edible...weeeee!

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Do you ever feel slightly superior to your friends because you have a cooler job or make more money? Honest answers only.

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You know, it’s not easy being super smart. This ain’t a joke. It’s a burden. The unfair expectations you have on those around you? Unless you are extremely patient. I’ve actually considered a self-imp… more

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Honestly I’m a bit stumped on what I want mine to be so I need some inspo…

What are your career goals (but also please share if you have any interesting personal goals too 👀)?

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What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever said in a meeting? Go on, don’t be afraid to be vulnerable here. We’re anonymous, and maybe this helps us all realize it’s part of the ride.

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Unsure of how to handle - or what the collective thinks - but in an interview last week COO of the office asks me ‘so are children in your near future?’

Preface, this was preceded by the i… more

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I’m so paranoid I’ll lose my job (layoffs, client will bitch about trivial thing) that I take on too much, have no boundaries and martyr myself… which means I probably will mess up and cause myself to… more

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Back to the office and just not used to it. Totally broke wind just now- I mean really blasted a trumpet, stepped on a duck- and heard the girl across the cubicle wall gasp.

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Psst…what’s your Thursday confession? 🤫

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Why are Americans so grossed out by bidets? I think not using one is disgusting, personally.

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What have you ever ‘borrowed’ from the workplace and never given back?

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I seriously feel stuck. Writing is basically the only thing I know how to do but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to be at an agency doing it anymore. Not sure about that freelance life either.

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Anyone else feel being a creative director is just not all it was cracked up to be?

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Are the demographics of fishbowl users available?

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Is pivoting to UX or Brand Design better for career longevity/mental health? Any ADs make the transition and care to tell your story? Thinking about pivoting roles

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Anyone else just keep their head down and fly under the radar to do less work? I feel like I’ve been “dodging” or not letting people in my team know I’m available to help out whenever I’m waiting on c… more

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What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen happen while working in the advertising industry? If people only knew some of the stuff I've seen at after work parties and happy hours.

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Today I got a scornful look from someone because I said LGBTQ. I was corrected… “LGBTQIAP+” Seriously? I think we could help our diverse community by simplifying this… it’s always going to be changi… more

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I just submitted my 35th application to Amazon in the span of 5 years🤔

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I don’t understand cricket but it looks really fun

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I just started a new job and I’m miserable- my new agency seems to have a lot of emotional baggage and general anger/grumpiness. Everyone is just kind of nasty and it’s really making me regret my choi… more

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I usually don’t catch feelings but this lady i have been seeing for only a week told me she doesn’t see us long term! We also got intimate. I liked her and thought we will get to know each other over … more

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Please stop asking producers for ballparks and then tell the producer every job you have done for less money after receiving said ballpark. I promise we want to tell you what you want to hear and woul… more

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Proud to share that I’ve reached my goal of working abroad. Working in my dream agency. 🥹

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One of the best things I’ve done recently: I deleted Outlook and Teams from my cell phone.

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I make the minutes and send it to my PM for review. They change shitty things like changing the format of the time of the meeting from regular to military time. What’s this behavior??

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What to do if you have a crush on your boss and it seems to be reciprocated? Does this ever work out well?

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My wife is 7 months pregnant. She read a book that says an occasional glass of wine is nbd. So she has one a week or so. It bothers me but I don’t want to be telling her what to do.

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Hopper can get it

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Have a huge crush on Crystelle from Bake-off. So dreamy!

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Aaaaaaand just got fired from shitty job I was trying to quit.

They won the stand off.

I’ve been fielding recruiters and interviews for a month and a half and REA… more

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Am I being dumb for not taking a job at Apple?
I have a competing offer in the city at a big bank. On one hand, the big bank work is not as exciting but I can stay here in a home and neighborhood… more

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