A big tech/creative conundrum!

Copywriter w/ a decade of big name agency work, few awards but no lions or pencils. Making decent salary and decent work. Fairly happy but worried about balancing kids/money/work next year.

Have a great offer for a copy role at Facebook (salary, benefits and stock are amazing and way above what I could ever earn at an agency).

Would this effectively be my forever exit from the agency world? Ive heard once you leave you can’t come back. Any experience with this?

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You guys are such a helpful and open bunch, I’d love some insight from this bowl...

So I very recently turned 30 and I’ve spent the past 8 years working in various marketing jobs. I’m currently a “Marketing copywriter” at a big Financial Services brand. The pay is great, benefits are good, but Im BORED out of my mind. And I’ve been feeling this way for a while...I switched companies two years ago and then to a diff role a year into this current company. (Continued in comments...)

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BIPOC who started working in healthcare advertising and eventually were able to leave, how’d you do it?

My spec book gets me interviews for junior and mid copywriter positions, but when they ask me what kind of work I’m doing at my current agency, the whole conversation goes south. They either become immediately disinterested, or beam up and suddenly the interview is only about an open pharma role, which is more frustrating because if I want to stay in health I’d go for copy supervisor roles.

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If my normal freelance Sr CW hourly is $100, what should a w2 rate be if it includes all the benefits?

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Dug through the threads & need help fishy friends. Anyone know the Havas NY recruiter currently? Saw they’re hiring a bunch of Sr.CW/ACD’s non-healthcare. Thanks!!

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Dug through the threads & need help fishy friends. Anyone willing to pass my book on to Havas NY? Saw they’re hiring a bunch of Sr.CW/ACD’s non-healthcare. Thanks!!

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Hiring a NYC based ACD copywriter specializing in emerging tech. Lots of exciting AR / VR / video projects to work on. Healthcare experience preferred. Please DM your portfolio to be considered.

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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’s a good hourly rate for a senior copywriter for a 6 month gig with the potential to extend/go staff? Currently making 110k in nyc with benefits and trying to figure out how to translate

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Chicago healthcare agencies looking for a FT copywriter with full service and multicultural agency experience?

Senior copywriter salary at a mid-sized tech firm in SF? I know bonuses, RSU’s and benefits factor in but I’m curious about base salary.

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Any pharma healthcare anglophone copywriter / med writer want to move to Paris? 🙋

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Tom is my interview with IBM first round.
Tech : java, spring boot ,microservices.
Yoe: 2
What kind of questions to expect.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks

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Signing off for the day! Looking forward to continuing the conversation tomorrow. Keep the questions coming :)

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Hi everyone, I am a development professional with 12 years of experience across climate change, sustainable development, CSR, livelihoods and M&E. I am looking for M&E, project/programme management roles in international development organisations in India and in Africa ( particularly Southern Africa and East Africa as I’ve lived/worked there before). Academics wise I’ve an undergraduate degree in economics and a masters in economic development.

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Really need some help 🐠 I’ve got 2 offers on the table and not sure which one to go with. It’s my first time receiving RSUs as comp. Any insight/advice is very much appreciated!!

Both are finance roles.

Offer 1:
- Big Bank, hybrid (2-3 days in office), Manager
- base: $195k
- bonus: $50k
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Offer 2:
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- sign on bonus: $25k
- sign on RSU: $60k
- total comp: $317k

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