Making small talk with my exterminator:
When you and your partner are both in the industry your conversations sound like this:
• I think we can integrate your Pocket with my Notion and then tie Trello in for PM
• I love whe…
I am so critical of myself that sometimes I lack confidence. How can I gain more confidence? I don't want to be any less of a perfectionist either.
"Diversity in Thought" is the new cop out for companies continuing to not giving qualified people from marginalized groups a seat at the table.
And before y'all say it I'…
current antiperspirant technology is simply not strong enough for 5 hours of back to back meetings.
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…
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.
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.
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!
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…
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…
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…
If you use Canva, you ARE NOT a designer.
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…
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
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!!!
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.…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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!
Is it normal to wish you didn’t get a promotion
What's the weirdest thing someone has ever said to you at work? Trying to gauge what I just experienced on the richter scale.
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. 🤯
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?
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.
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…
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
Maybe it’s just me but does anyone else feel like layoffs are coming in the next few months?