Advice, please!

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Hiring question, boss issue, office romance? You ask, we answer. NOT the place to ask about agency reputations.

So... my vacuum died. Any recommendations? Needs to survive through the wild terrain of my significant other's long hair and pet fur.

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Anyone dealing with crazy burn out but feels weird taking PTO since so many people are at risk of being laid off? Not sure how I can really get over this without some serious time away - but don’t wan… more

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Been in interviews lately when the company is asking if I would go into the office even though their current employee policy states that no one is going back into the office for the rest of this year.… more

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Are you the SO that works long hours but your partner doesn't, or vice versa? How do you make sure to dedicate enough time to your partner when your working hours differ quite drastically?

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When your CCO decides to steal you for a personal project how do you navigate that? Do you do them a solid? Or do you charge them because it's not a company project/client?

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Looking for some delicious coffee brands nice to the stomach. What's your go to?

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Will be getting proceeds from a house sale shortly ($175K or so), and then will be completing purchase of new house around December. Suggestions on best place to park the house sale proceeds in meanti… more

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For any strategists in here, what’s the best mac to have for a Junior? I’ll be attending VCU in the Fall and don’t want to explode my budget, but also am aware I’ll be making an investment.

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What are tips on savings? How do you save in a relatively low salaried fields like advertising?

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I have a wee crush on one of the partners in my firm and I thought he liked me too, but neither of us did anything about it (which is entirely appropriate). That was all pre-Rona. Now I’m leaving th… more

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Hey guys, I currently work at the big 4 and I am just not happy... I am not really a numbers person and don’t consider myself good at the job and I know I will be coached out in the next year... tryi… more

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To the new and current members, what would you like to see more from this Advice bowl?

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I always have such a hard time focusing during calls or meetings. Usually taking notes will help me focus but once someone starts going off on a tangent or discussions start that don’t apply to my are… more

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Moving into a management role and am slightly nervous about leading a team’s personal and professional development. Any good recs on books/classes I can take in meantime to ease my anxiety? Process I… more

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I’m new to the US market and am thinking about getting a subscription to a trade publication. Should I go for AdAge or Adweek?

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I think I’m going to go from a big brand name agency to a small lesser known shop to be a part of running a dept. it’s a big step up. Is it a career killer to go to a smaller lesser known shop?

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Do participants see notifications when you share a specific window in zoom, not your screen? Asking for a friend who forgot to turn on do not disturb and maybe got a questionable text during a present… more

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Has anyone ever taken a Masterclass? Which class did you take and was it worth it?

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I was furloughed back in April but noone from my team or even my manager has reached out to check on me via text. I didn't expect them to, but it would have been nice being that I was the only one… more

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What’s your favorite current workout? I need ideas while the gym is closed. I normally do CrossFit and have been doing online barre classes, but losing motivation. Thank you!!

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Over the last 12 months my role changed significantlu so in Jan I approached the CEO about a raise and promotion more in line with my work and he said yes - but not until until the end of Q1 when bud… more

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Hello! I was wondering if someone can explain the difference between PM vs. PMM, and tips for non-PM/PMMs in making a transition to the industry. Are there preliminary skills I should acquire before a… more

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I'm participating in a webinar for the first time. What are some tips to sound more confident presenting with senior executives and clients?

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Thoughts on living above a restaurant + right above major subway entrance & bus stop? It’s a noodle bar. A little nervous but found a nice place that checks all the boxes except for location (I ha… more

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Have you ever taken a sabbatical? If so, for how long? Did you return to the same job or find a new one? I’m trying to save as much as possible to take a sabbatical and travel for a bit but am worried… more

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Has anyone worked with a tool called Brandzooka (programmatic advertising)? If so let me know what you thoughts?

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How are you handling police sympathizers/apathetic social media behaviors from professional connections? I have been purging EVERYBODY who pulls the “all lives matter” or “I support our police” card, … more

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Reviewed a student book as constructive as possible.What I liked first about it then pointed out what needs work. Kid replied by criticizing my feedback in a rude condescending manner. What do i say?

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as a junior art director how can i find a job in another city? specifically looking at the west coast - i feel like it’s hard to position myself as a possible candidate even though i have some good ta… more

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Take the leap? Applying for a role where company has money for their marketing efforts but doesn't have the infrastructure/tools. High expectations to make their program better.. cont.

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