25 y/o female, only 3.5 years into consulting and can’t see myself doing this forever, rising the ranks and making partner. I feel like a failure/loser for wanting to stoop beneath my potential and exit the rat race at such a young age. Already looking to pivot, but no idea where to go. I’m in change/transformation/strategy so no technical skills. I enjoy helping people be their best (coaching / program management / talent optimization type work). Sad that my only skills are soft skills. Ideas?

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I’m an experienced hire SC and a PPMD just staffed me on a staff aug role that I don’t want to do instead of staffing me on one that used my unique skill set. Feeling super sad going into another staff aug for 1+ yr not doing what I want to when I have 5+ YOE. Any words of encouragement? I just joined the firm...

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I dream of one, bright sunny day Upon the bench, unassigned I lay They have a role, “are you free?” they say Not that client, my tone so sad The next 6 months, will be so bad

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My husband and I planned to relocate a couple months ago. I got hit by the covid hiring freeze but he didn’t. He moved for his new role & I planned to stay in my job here until hiring picked up. Now there seems to be a “second wave” and I’m getting nervous. I’m hundreds of miles away from my entire family, a second round of quarantine (in my city) seems likely, and I’m stuck in a job I was anxious to leave a year ago. I’m so sad, lonely and depressed. I think I need to just quit. Any recs?

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Does anyone have a positive career or work history in Internal Audit? There’s such a negative view of it and as someone that’s just spent their first year on an IA team after being a public accounting high performing S1, I definitely get why people view it as a place where careers go to die. But are there any exit opportunities or skill development opportunities you’ve developed, taken or heard of that might provide insights that I’m overlooking? Sincerely, “Sad I thought with my wallet.”

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After 3 months of applying I some how got an interview with a well known growing tech start up! Interviewed and got an offer this week. Unfortunately the offer is lower than my current comp with 1 yoe but it gets me out of tech consulting/compliance and into a pretty interesting product facing role! A bit sad about a lower comp but also pretty pumped about pivoting career paths so early and getting to work in product! Hope this “success” helps motivate some of y’all who might feel down!

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Help me move to LA! Any agencies hiring a mid-senior Art Director? Open to Freelance or FT

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6 momths pregnant and I can see my competitors are taking over my work and my role is slipping off my hands. I'm feeling bad but I'm unable to cope up. I have been top performer always. I'm sad.

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Looking for Senior Art Director / ACD role or partners in NY, LA or SF. DM me for my book. If you have any leads or can help me to forward to your recruiter I’ll buy you a drink or coffee. 🙏

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had a great interview at acn with a mgr and he gave feedback to recruiter that id be a great fit for an A position rather than a SA. spoke with recruiter and she said all A spots are filled..sad day😔

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Am a CPA but sad to say I dislike accounting/not my strength. Looking to jump out of PA but can’t see myself in any Acc related position such as Acc Manager. Any ideas on what other jobs I can go for?

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Till date, any kind of feedback makes me sad. That am not good enough or doing enough. This profession has made me insecure. Was already having a terrible day. Pmo role is more about printing..

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Seeking a Mid Level or Senior Art Director for a full-time position in LA. Please DM:)

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Received offer for local boutique firm. New role would be minimal travel, level increase to manager, salary increase of 20k but no bonus. Excited at opp to help grow firm, but will be sad to leave D.

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Hello! I am interviewing for an AAD role. Group interview with a GCD, a few ACD, & a few SAD. I have only worked as an in-house designer. Advice on what are some good questions to ask. Thank you!

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Recently made the jump from SAD to ACD. At my last agency I was sorta playing the role of managing others, but now that it’s official there is a whole bunch of new things to learn and take on. Advice?

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I was given a verbal offer and then the media agency lost an account before I could sign an offer letter. Now there is a temporary hiring freeze. Is there any hope? I’m really sad about this.

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I look at the jobs on LinkedIn and get sad because I don't see anything that ever interest me and I fear I will get stuck in public accounting without an exit plan.

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LinkedIn: 5 bajillion recruiters have viewed your profile as digital Senior Art Director! The one recruiter that reaches out: You seem perfect for this Director of Decorative Furnishings role! SMH 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Invest by MarketCap Crypto Strategy Ok all letme know what you think of this strategy....its sad but the top 50 S&P stocks hav outperformed every single hedge fund out there managed by impressive Ivy League Managers. (I say lets hang these useless financial wizard banksters)..Follow this same line of thinking and apply to Cryptos...I suspect some survival of the fittest theory working here. ....All you have to do is invest in the top 10 crypto currencies by Market Cap and hold your position for short to mid term. Long term ie 5 to 10 years, I feel this market will mature and all the bubbles will deflate. To see top ten either go to Cryptomarketcap or go install the Crypto Tracker app from play store...As of 12/26/17... Top Cryptos by market cap:1. BTC. 2.ETH 3.Btc cash 4. Ripple xrp 5.LTC 6. Cardano/AdA 7. Iota 8.Dash 9.xem 10.Monero XMR

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Senior art director position available. In house at an online retailer and interior design showroom. “We are a NYC based furniture and home decor e-tailer with an interior design showroom. Our site is: www.kathykuohome.com We are seeking an art director, preferably senior to work on all digital creatives. This could be site assets, email blasts all the way to general creative and art direction that relates to merchandising, branding and more. Our previous art director was with us for 4 years, and she started as a graphic designer, then art director, then she oversaw all creative and had content editorial, and even some aspects of merchandising reporting into her. Do you know of anyone fantastic in the digital space that has an incredible eye / aesthetic and enjoys the home space? Thanks so much in advance!” Email andielloway@gmail.com to be put in touch.

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Tips on negotiating an offer? Percentage increase if the role is a step up? (e.g. Senior Art Director?) I'm always scared of them not wanting me enough and retracting the offer

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So I just got offered a Sr. art director position in Shenzhen, China for a company's international business. The salary is about $300,000. It makes me sad that I can't relocate as of now.

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My ex-ECD wants to throw me a leaving do 1 month into my 3 months of gardening leave after a tricky exit. Was sad about not being able to do one at the time but have emotionally left now. Should I?

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Pretty sure co-worker is having his exit interview right now. Was talking about getting fired last week but first meeting with mgr signaled no firing. He looked super sad going in... 😕

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Who's hiring Senior Art Director in town?

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Gave notice last week. Thought long & hard about the move, was pumped about the new role (still am)- but now I'm heartbroken and SAD, mostly about leaving the people. Wine is helping. What else? 😢

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You know what is kind of sad? I've now learned that this one SM I have looked up to for the last year is kind of a mess. Nobody is perfect. Time for a new role model. Oh well

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