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current antiperspirant technology is simply not strong enough for 5 hours of back to back meetings.

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Any opinions on the workplace at Havas Middle East?

Pet peeves: I'm now officially not responding to any Teams/Slack messages with anyone who only ask how I am/"happy <insert day>" and waiting for my response without also getting to… more

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I had an appointment run way over this morning and it put me online over an hour late for work. But I realized... I don't care. I don't hate my job, but I literally do not care at all.

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I feel weird cause I don’t feel appreciated by the people I work with but at the same time I don’t think they’re good at their jobs.

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Just deleted the contact info in my phone for one of the worst, least empathetic, most self involved bosses who I’ve ever had in this career … and it feels freaking amazing. Talk to you never, byeee!

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I've told everyone at work that I have a wife and kids even though I don't. It started off as just a fib to not seem like a loser, but the fib has grown. Now I have an extensive fictional fami… more

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In need of advice: How do I get my boss to be more involved and/or help? I’ve some the unspeaking and said I’m overwhelmed. I’ve also asked if they could take lead during certain points of the project… more

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I am fascinated by this Olivia Wilde/Florence Pugh situation. And I’m not sure why.

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I have been at my new job for about a month now and I have worked on 4 different accounts/teams and almost everyone is very aggressive and hostile. I don't know why they're projecting and angr… more

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If you use Canva, you ARE NOT a designer.

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I’ve started “quiet quitting”, as much as I hate that term. I am no longer responding to emails prior to 8AM as well as responding past 6 and not during my hour lunch break. I’ve been doing this for 3… more

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I’m so sick of the atta boys and my agency telling me what they think I wanna hear to keep me happy, but feel totally stuck here knowing the job market is not great right now with layoffs and all

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Love when a toxic team member is miserable and negative to work with, then turns on the “everything is great!” And is all smiley when the higher ups are around.

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Sometimes when I’m working late at the office, I’ll sit and work at the desks of colleagues I don’t like and fart while sitting on their chairs as much as possible.

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Feel like I painted myself in a corner by always being so accommodating, so positive, such a ‘team player.’ I feel like I’ve slowed my own career and trajectory and opportunities by being the nice guy… more

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Anyone ever work with a ‘Ted Lasso’ who’s extremely positive, upbeat, and always doing coach talk to pump people up? I can’t decide if it’s annoying or endearing.

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I may have been picking my nose today and not realize my camera was on during a mtg, kill me now. I was really up in there picking it. Yeah, I know, gross. Now I have to quit my job!!!

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Taking on some clients to test my 1:1 career consulting pilot program. It seems like everyone, including myself, is in the midst of a transition period, questioning their purpose and feeling hopeless.… more

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I have 18 projects in my book, but 2 of them are specs. One from ad school and one print campaign from a pitch. Both are very well designed and conceptual. No one has ever called me out on it, maybe b… more

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I’m very impressed with the speed at which I hear that they’ve decided to go with other candidates. It used to be weeks or months after submitting my application so I really love receiving the rejecti… more

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I spend every day wondering when I am going to get laid off/fired for some sad, stupid mistake that anyone else would get away with. It’s so damn exhausting. It no wonder I cannot get ahead.

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Pretty tickled when creatives beta test their LinkedIn jokes on here.

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I feel so uninspired.
To do anything in this industry.
And I'm not a senior art director.
I'm a CD. Been advertising for 15+ years.

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Damn apparently people really use linkedin on weekends

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I took a useless work call put myself out of camera and muted my microphone while I rode with Cody Rigsby. I actually paid attention to both!

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How many of you in here have gone freelance, and is it really worth it?

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Is it normal to wish you didn’t get a promotion

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What's the weirdest thing someone has ever said to you at work? Trying to gauge what I just experienced on the richter scale.

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To all the recruiters: just share the damn salary upfront

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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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