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Does anyone really, really love their job? Or do you just do it to pay bills and get to the weekend? I'm curious how many people actually truly love what they do

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White guy who says, “I prefer hiring Midwesterners because of their work ethic.” Is that code for something?

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I had a fling with a colleague during COVID and he ghosted me. He’s so lame…

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The best thing I wrote yesterday was a text to my friend complaining about my salary situation. It was truly poetic.

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I slept through a zoom call with 20 plus people ( I was on mute and not on video) I didn’t miss anything because there were no follow ups, nothing to decide or agree on and nothing that changed the co… more

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I feel like I haven’t made great client work in 2 years. Every client either Frankenstein’s a good idea to death or doesnt want to pay for good work. I’ve jumped around a few times in the last few yea… more

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Nothing irks me like seeing an ad I like and then finding out it was made by a creative I dislike

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I left advertising for a tech job because I hated the constant grind. This job is much, much calmer but 1. It’s mind numbingly boring and 2. I’m bad at it. Without the pressure I make mistakes. I don’… more

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Just started a new job. It’s intense. I have bad ADHD and sometimes I just avoid tasks for days and say I’m super busy because I’m afraid I’ll screw it up. It’s crippling and I feel like a failure. Th… more

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I feel sad and wish I could find a giant, real-life Totoro to hug.

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I don’t understand how anyone cares about Kanye anymore.

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I miss getting drunk with my producers after a hellish day or two of nonstop production. So cathartic and all the tea.

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Nah he tweakin

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I’m an Art Director. 🤫

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Saw during a new client meeting my boss had promised I’d deliver a full presentation 5 days into my vacation next week with only two days to work on it before I’m out, so after the meeting I told my b… more

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Frozen 2 still fills me with anxiety every time, because it is forever connected in my mind to the start of COVID lockdown in NYC, and the dread and despair of those early days...

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Just tell me what you like and what you don’t ffs. I don’t want to have to “talk” about it.

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I haven't had a friend since high school. I'm 34.

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Does anyone else feel like they’ve entered a new level of burnout?

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Nooo don’t put me on a weekend pitch your so sexy aha 🥲

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I’m about ready to quit advertising. I had an internship after college, and I thought I did well, but they didn’t seem to give any thought to keeping me full-time, and I’ve felt locked out ever sinc… more

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Parents - do any of you truly regret having kids?

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I love when you get paired with a random creative for a project and over the course of working together become genuinely good friends with that person. Very cool.

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It’s taken me like 4 hours to write 12 sentences. Just one of those days 🤫

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Everything is terrible.

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Someone needs to tell Gen Z they’re not original for recycling 90s fashion.

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I’m basically doing the same thing as most of the people in that viral 2 jobs article. I have 1.5 jobs across two agencies and it rules. I make $$$$ from the 0.5 agency job while my 1.0 has creative o… more

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I’m sick of the publicity hounds in this business. These self important “thought leaders” who have strong opinions on every damn thing and they make sure LinkedIn knows about it daily.

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Had 3 rounds of interviews, the last of which was 2 weeks ago. I thought they went very well especially considering they had me meet with the higher-ups. Haven’t heard anything since, though my applic… more

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Agency that rejected me just a few months ago now back in touch. I kinda want to tell them to go eff themselves.

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What's your biggest career regret? Spill the tea ☕️ 👀

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80% of people with “designer” in their title do NOT know the difference between an idea and an execution, but they think they do.

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Just me or does doing our stupid little jobs feel particularly draining this week … with all the world’s doom and gloom and what not. Motivation = zero

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Burnt out. Half a year into a new, well-paid job, already tired of it but suspect more so just tired of advertising. Expecting a first child so some (perceived?) added pressure. Questioning a 15+ year… more

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Would you date someone who resembles your ex? (The ex relationship ended many years ago, they’ve since married, I’ve never wanted to get back together. But do they have features I still like? Yeah lol… more

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Giving notice tomorrow. Accepted another offer. Nervous to tell my boss because I know I’ll be leaving them screwed but I’m miserable. Love my team. The client is stupid and the work is soul crushingl… more

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BAD: losing a pitch. REALLY BAD: being reminded of it because the client is filming the spot in front of your apt. ALL BAD: not being able to get into your apt because the PA is stopping foot traffic … more

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A coworker sharing their screen accidentally screencasted a job application they were filling out. It was up for long enough I saw some of what they were saying they did; I did that work or someone el… more

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