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I’m getting paid a little more than $8/hr (no benefits but still FT work) and my boyfriend called me a wage cuck. He’s not wrong but it’s my only way of getting “experience” so I can get a job that will actually allow me to move out. 2 years of experience so far. Is this normal? Should I just quit my dreams of working in the ad industry and work at best buy ($15/hr) I have a degree. (lol)

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Job ad: requires 10 years of experience 5 of them as a C-level executive, must manage 30+ people and 9 subcontractors across 7 time zones, must have coded the actual moon landing and have sick DJing skills, will need to shepherd the entire nation of Finland into the arms of Jesus, SQL guru, experience speaking to humans. Also job ad: comp range is $50K-$65K and you will need to feed the chickens out of your own pay. Generous health benefits including bandaids for purchase.

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is the pay jump from jr. to ad or senior that drastic? Backstory. First generation college student, first in fam to have “an office job with benefits etc and pto.” Recently been seeing a lot of posts about creatives, why certain positions are more likely to get fired etc. what jumped out at me was the $$ people were giving for each position. I assumed jr’s are like 40-50k, ad 50-60k, senior 60-70k. These posts are saying it’s more like 40-50k, 60-70k and 80-90k. Is that real?

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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 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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