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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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I JUST CONFRONTED THE PSYCHOTIC MANAGER FROM HELL who gaslit, abused, disrespected me almost daily, and made my life miserable for a full year. This was 6 years ago, and she was a wicked person. I sai… more

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i like playing devil’s advocate on posts to see what people think, and if they have reasons for their beliefs or are just as superficial as their enemies. makes me come off as an asshole, i know.

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Do you look for ways to comfort your SO when they’re mad at you - or just wait for them to get over it?

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I spend 95% of video calls rolling my eyes. If we ever do go back to the office - I wish life had a "camera off" in-person mode.

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Dear Sales, Thanks for selling thru something to a client that makes no sense & making promises without understanding our product, then collecting ur commission & dumping a deal built on nonse… more

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It’s past 10pm. Boss scheduled a morning briefing 9am the following day. It’s been 1.5 hours and the boss has yet to show up. This has happened a few times when the boss would schedule a meeting late … more

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Every hour my husband spends playing video games I spend fantasizing about a wild affair with someone more interesting.

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Day dreaming of working at a small independent Non- holding co agency. I don’t mind working my ass off. I don’t even mind a pay cut or giving up perks ( do we even have perks left?). I’m so done. … more

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If I have to make one more goddamn deck to explain a very simple idea that could have been an email...ZOMG. When did this obsession with decks as the only means of communication become such a habit? W… more

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The company I work for is forcing most everyone back into its offices. They’re not requiring masks, and so far, no one is wearing them. I guess it’s been nice knowing ya

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I am seriously lacking in discipline and structure lately.

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I've been working about 10 years and perhaps feeling pretty jaded. I don't hate my job but I don't think I'm as passionate as I use to be. My partner thinks that I have a bad attitude … more

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Was just notified after three rounds of interviews that they weren’t going to move forward with me...no reason given. I was perfect for the job and really thought I had it. Absolutely crushed right no… more

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Brainstorms over zoom? ✌️out to my entire career trajectory!

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Watching people eat during video conferences when they’re unaware their cameras are on is utterly fascinating.

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Beware any holding company-owned agency that claims to be a family—it’s the Lannisters.

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I feel like my track record of saying "yes" to everything is coming back to bite me. I'm glad pp recognize me as a team player & know they can lean on me, but I'm now swamped wit… more

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I just wanted to say that my Art Director partner is amazing and I’m the luckiest writer I know.

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I’ve never had an Instagram or Twitter account. This confession is inspired by the post below.

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I deactivated my social media a few months ago and I have never felt more amazing.

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The agency I work for is utterly incompetent in so many ways. Nearly every month, I’m blown away by new and unique examples of this. They play a smoke and mirror game that is going to bite them in … more

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I work so much, my 4 year old has taken to grabbing my face and turning it to his when he needs to talk to me.

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I hate my job and I want to leave but the pandemic. I hate half of the people that I work with an people exclude me out of emails and create so much swirl. It’s exhausting, not to mention I work every… more

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Reply in the thread like somebody just reply-all’ed an agency-wide email

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While it worked to kickstart/accelerate my career, I don’t think the debt and opportunity cost of portfolio school was worth it. I feel a weird kind of shame and anger and stupidity sometimes when I t… more

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I’ve only ever worked for small companies. I thought I was relatively well versed in management and corporate lingo but I just read “dotted line manage” in a job description and had to Google 🤦

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every PM thought i was slammed on another project and left me alone, so i got to chill all day 😎

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