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It's finally happened. I can feel that I have given up. The breaking point? My CD making a big deal out of having a call on Saturday at 1 pm to look over a deck that was due this morning. I rearra… more

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I’m tired of having to CONSTANTLY be a “go-getter” especially when you start a new role/promo. Like damn, can I just actually do my job in peace for awhile without being bombarded with the pressure to… more

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I want to ditch my copywriter partner but they think our relationship is awesome. I told them I am looking for opportunities to leave our current agency and they insisted on coming with. Their work an… more

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I kind of want to watch Steven Spielberg’s War Horse?

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It’s getting chilly in Chicago so I’m about to risk covid by putting on a scarf and listening to Sza while taking a moody train ride around the loop

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I like the comfort of corporate employment. But last night at 3am while trying to complete a client deliverable, I heard the news say, "People will remember where they were when RBG died." A… more

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I learned of RBG’s passing from Cindy Gallop’s post on LinkedIn and I know no one who would appreciate the absurdity of that.

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I don’t know my multiplication tables.

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I no longer use the word 'please'. For some reason in our office it's caught a passive aggressive connotation and I hate it.

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Firing people who deserve it is great. It doesn’t make up for all the times you have to lay off the good ones but it helps.

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I had a sh#t day, cried for an hour, smoked a big bowl and now I say FTW!

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Just watched the “social dilemma” on Netflix. While some of the findings are troubling, I do find it oddly strange that not a single finger was ever pointed at Netflix themselves. After all, it operat… more

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I feel bad admitting this because of the state of the world, but I had a great summer. After years of working in toxic environments with terrible people, getting laid off and having time to myself aga… more

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When you comment that you "can't wait to go back to the office and see people/hang out again" I judge the quality of your home life and question why you seem to be dependent on work for … more

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I was laid off about a month ago and while I was super happy to be off such a shitty account, I can’t help but feel defeated and confused. With Covid still raining havoc, the job market is stale and t… more

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Anyone going into reviews thinking, “what’s the point?” No promotions or bonuses for the foreseeable future... but by all means, list the ways I could keep doing more.

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I get increasing more fed up with leads who keep saying "let's push the envelope" but are then too afraid to present anything to the client because they're afraid to rock the boat.

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I die a little bit inside every time I work on a major deck that doesn’t have a grid set up.

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Ugh, I just want to leave advertising and become a sex therapist

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Been amazing to see ppl going out of their way lately & helping others even when there’s nothing in it for them. But just as noticeable is: how many ppl who I’ve helped in the past (put my neck … more

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I posted something on LinkedIn and it got zero likes or reactions haha. Going back to my hiding place.

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Anyone with old self-harm scars have uncomfortable issues at work when they’re seen? Mine are almost 10 years old from when I was a teenager. When asked about them I claim they’re birthmarks, but its … more

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I miss life before Covid

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Anyone else over the whole “hustle” culture in adverting? Especially now, when COVID has started to help us gain some perspective and balance in our lives? Just me?

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If the video store falls through, my back up plan is writing jingles. MAN, that’s gotta be the best job. I’m sure I’ve already passed the 10,000 hour mark of mastery. I started writing them 13 years a… more

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Oh shit I forgot I hate football. Thanks meeting small talk for reminding me.

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I don’t know how to get on the server

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I have a client contact that changes their email font every three days to “keep it fun”. They also change the subject line of every email they send - each time. I’m beginning to think they are 2020 … more

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My agency IT dept. made one of my tech passwords “hello2020” back in January and it’s been a real slap in the face every day that I have to use it to sign it. 🤬2020🤬 That is all.

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Focus groups and brand workshops suck and lead to generic branding and advertising.

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This is me as I’m starting to feel like I’m aging out of this industry.

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This person with a vocal fry is now using a headset mic for virtual meetings. Somebody kill me.

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My agency makes a big deal about BLM and for the last 3 months leadership constantly has been asking us to tell them ways of how to make the workplace more inclusive/diverse and yet in the last 2 year… more

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If you’ve started a new job during the pandemic I’d love to hear how it’s going for you. What’s working? What’s not? How are you feeling mentally? I started and just want to hear how it goes for ever… more

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I took a few days off this week because I felt like it. I’m slowly watching the dumpster fires unfold in my inbox and I straight up don’t give a damn. 🙃

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I’ve busted my ass to become an Account Director and 2 years in the role, I learned that I hate it. I just want to be an Account Supervisor because I love being a part of all the action, but the salar… more

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I'm cool with you cold-adding me on linked in. I'm NOT cool with you cold adding all my connections who commented/liked my posts etc... can you not do that just so you get more connections or … more

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The head creative director at my agency has a thick british accent, and I can’t understand a word he says, including when he’s giving me feedback 😳

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Every hour my wife spends surfing for clothes deals online or watching Netflix, I spend fantasizing about a wild climb up the ranks through gold, platinum, diamond straight into masters.

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Perhaps those older staffers who spend so much time complaining about ageism, should spend that time keeping up with the new tends, ways of working and technology. The self improvement should never st… more

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