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Hi Everyone, I had my 1 to 1 with my boss on Monday, at which time I brought up the fact that I felt like I was operating above my role of Marketing Assistant and said I felt that I was doing tasks th… more

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My boss favours my male creative partner over me. He ignores comms from me, but responds to him right away. Buddy buddy with him, passive aggressive and short with me. Has important conversations with… more

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Just started a new job and feeling overwhelmed! So many meetings, a lot of new info and people. What are some tips to keep calm?

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Have you ever referred someone to a job and it didn’t work out? I feel like shit. How did you navigate the situation?

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I hear a lot about “burning bridges” what would be considered burning a bridge and how can I make sure I avoid that? It makes me kind of nervous when interviewing and speaking with recruiters.

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I’ve worked at my agency for a little over two years. Currently an AE. I recently had my annual review, where I received perfect scores for every category. My manager told me I am already performing… more

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Thoughts on a pharma tv spot featuring a biracial family, after a history of tv spots featuring only white talent…it feels icky bc it’s checking boxes but perhaps it’s a first step…?

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It’s been about a month and half since starting my first full time job after graduating in 2020 (woohoo) and my company hasn’t said anything about going back to work in the office (I’m in MA my office… more

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Started a new gig a month ago and very unhappy. Please tell me it’s ok to leave soon into a job that is making you unhappy/isn’t worth your time?

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How or where do you find a good teammate as a female junior creative? I come from quite an autonomous advertising study and most of the women there don't want to pursue a career in advertising. Bu… more

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Any one have any positive, or at least neutral, birth control stories to share? All of my friends talk about how depressed they got when they started taking it, and I already struggle with depression

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Hey ladies, just got asked my salary range for a new job. This is my first time doing negotiations like this and I’m nervous! Should I tell them a number I know is 10k higher than what I expect? Is th… more

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Job interviews and nail polish/nail art— When interviewing for corporate marketing positions in 2021 are pale pink nails still the recommendation or are we at the point we can go a little more fun/cre… more

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Started a job at a more production focused shop in November. I know the pandemic has made things weird at work but I’m not loving it. Now have an offer at a shop I love - step up, more money - but ha… more

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Bf and I got into fight. 2 weeks ago he went on a business trip (he volunteered) for 10 days and apparently he was always going out with 20+ people maskless. He came back, continued to hang out with h… more

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Anyone else having an impossible time making life choices right now? I am secure in my current role and love (most of) the people, but also feel stifled in terms of growth. A new opp has come up that … more

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My direct report is very talented and smart, but a very poor presenter. He lacks confidence and can’t command a meeting - my clients also noticed and confidentially shared that feedback to me too. He’… more

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Any tips for interviewing at Facebook Creative X?

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This is my last week at my current job at an agency; next week I’ll start at a tech company in a Sr. position with a team of all men. I met most of them via zoom in the interview process and they all … more

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Is it possible to set a standard of not working weekends? I feel like I’m doing a pretty decent job at it so far—if there’s anything I need to catch up on, I try to do it first thing in the morning, o… more

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I have a case of FOMO I’m trying to navigate lol. One of my friends from college just told me she’s getting married in a few weeks, but I haven’t gotten the invitation. We are pretty close and we regu… more

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Any one here have had abnormal periods after the Pfizer vaccine? It’s been a month since I got my first jab and my current period is super weird, blood every other day. Normally it’s super consistent.

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Any Black women, with a director role or higher, in account management here? Could really use someone to talk to.

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My toxic male CD has been fired by our ECD because of the team’s (including my own) complaints. He mansplained, he bullied, he spoke badly about the ECD when she left zooms, was argumentative and was… more

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I thought I finally got an offer at an agency I was excited to go to and leave my toxic job. But now multiple people have told me the new place is horrendous. I feel so discouraged and hopeless

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I just laid someone on my team off. He was angry. Furious really. Then he cried. He said some kind words about me, but I feel like an absolute monster. My heart breaks for him but his position became … more

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An alum from my college found me on LinkedIn. Never knew him in school (he’s several years older) and he seems to hop around sales roles for vendors tangentially related to my work. He hit me up on LI… more

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Non-ad question: Anyone here have success (or failure) doing Weight Watchers? I’m so tired of being the “fat friend,” and I’m really struggling to lose weight on my own.

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So random but has anyone ever had Botox for their masseter muscle/jaw for TMJ? Would love to hear about your experience and if it helped.

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Hi everyone! The Agency DEI Database just launched to standardize diversity data and measure progress. Help us spread the word? 🙏 @agencyDEI on LI and IG www.Agency.DEI.com

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How’s Havas NYC? Hard to get a pulse on an agency remote. How is the culture? Any insight on the inner workings?

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Who’s life partners with a grown ass man that can’t part ways with his milkcrates?

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Anyone else attending Creative Week panels this week? They have had some excellent programming and panel discussions.

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Has anyone at an IPG agency asked to be permanently remote AND asked to move to another city/state? Alternatively: managers, what would be your thoughts if someone asked to be perm remote and relocat… more

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Has anyone ever used a moving company and had them pack for you? I’ve recently had surgery and am considering having movers pack for me but don’t know if it’s more effort than it’s worth.

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What are you doing to continue to learn/grow as a person (work-related and/or personal/hobby-related)? Any cool interests, classes, experiences, books/sites?

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Any book recos? I tend to like true crime or thrillers.. something to keep me turning the page. Currently reading Devil in the White City and loving it.

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Does anyone need a freelance Sr or ACD CW soon? Just had two agencies beg me to put in notice at my current gig (rolling contract) and be avail for next week and then BOTH changed their needs last min… more

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Posting here as this is the most supportive/responsive group: are there full time advertising jobs that allow you a normal work life balance? No weekends, no nights, regular 10-6 hours with expected o… more

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