Confessions

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A place to confess your sins and indiscretions anonymously and confidentially

Dropping my ego here and asking something I should know. But I suck at writing cold emails/cover letters for jobs. Any tips to standing out or just getting them to read it.

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Not sure this belongs here, but not sure where else.... did Fishbowl just go through some bowl deletions? Where is the Publicis (Groupe) bowl? Bad Clients bowl?

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Why is David such a common name in advertising?

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Just had a long interview today with four people and could not judge their reactions at all. Suffice to say my nerves are getting to me a bit.

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How do you handle getting wasted during work week?

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I hate how in an industry that supposedly welcomes “misfits,” I have to dress, act, and speak in a certain way so that I’m not overlooked as a creative.

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People tell me I have no emotional intelligence. I have a really difficult time connecting with people further than a work relationship/making new friends. Do I need therapy? No Im not depressed. INTJ

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I think after 25 years advertising is finally over for me. The jobs just aren’t there. I just can’t get one. I’m out.

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I’ve never attended any of the fire drills for my building and I doubt I ever will.

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I hate traveling for work and lately have been asked to travel pretty frequently. No one other than the VP on the team has kids. It’s really taking a toll on my relationship + family.

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My relationship situation is so sad, the best thing I have going for me is my work wife. 😔

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Maybe I'm burnt out but more often that not nowadays I just feel defeated. I'm the most junior on my team and I totally understand 'putting in time' and 'taking your lumps' but my team hired (cont.)

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I honestly have no clue what the F the planters ad during SB was about. He died and then he was reborn? What the F? What are they selling? I’m kind of mad at such a lame idea.

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Advice needed: Thoughts on leaving before having something else lined up. I’m not burnt out or anything like that, but I do feel I’m in unhealthy environment & not learning as much as I could be

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It’s been very difficult going to work with the bad news coming. And also we literally had a team meeting telling us that hiring is going to be difficult and we will have to deal with it or leave

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I’m so burnt out in this industry that i didn’t even watch the super bowl spots and don’t even care.

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What does a background check reveal? Credit score took a minor hit recently. Also dug to find I have a “criminal charge” ($110 fine for not having a life-vest when paddleboarding from D.Nat Resoures.

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Received the "I'm not feeling well today, so will be working from home today" email this morning. Seriously? I have more respect for my team member who told me on Friday she would be WFH home today.

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Sunday night fishbowling intensifies...

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Friends: you have to work for Super Bowl?! That sucks! Me: yeah! Stinks! *fast forward to me in a war room in front of a big screen eating 100 wings*

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