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Ad agency designer desperately looking for an out but I have a possible new job opportunity. Here is my dilemma: Pros.... more money, no crazy client demands, pitches or decks or even prospective clients that will go nowhere (in-house), better benefits Cons.... this is a big one - it’s healthcare I’ve been at agencies with a range of clients for the past few years. Career suicide taking an in-house healthcare job? Especially if role focuses more on growth & performance over design?

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What are the benefits of moving from agency life as an art director to in house as a designer? What are the cons? I’m really needing that work life balance for my mental health.

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I’ve spoken to a few people who have dropped out ad school after putting together a decent portfolio and landing a job. Are there any benefits to staying in ad school for the full 2 years?

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For anyone looking to relocate, LaneTerralever, an agency in Phoenix is looking to hire an AD and copywriter. Can be a team or solo. Solid creative team there. Unlimited PTO & pretty good benefits.

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What hourly rate (full time) should I ask for for a contract AD position (no benefits) at a large tech company in SF? Input is highly appreciated, thank you!

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What hourly rate should I ask for for a contract AD position (no benefits) at a large tech company in SF? Input is highly appreciated, thank you!

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My experiment of applying to art director jobs outside of New York is proving very successful I'm getting offers to interview for no less than 95k and ahmazing benefits plus relocation.

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Anyone think it’s bullshit that Reservist/Guardsman don’t get to collect their pension until age 60? AND get paid less than the AD pension? At least one or the other come on.

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