Feeling conflicted about wanting to leave my current company of a year where I feel I’m underpaid (despite praise from managers), though I love my coworkers and (sometimes) the work/clients. I know I can make a lateral jump somewhere else to make more, and I don’t want to get left behind in this hot market. I would be really sad to leave my current role, but really want/need more money. Anyone else going through this?

like

JOBS! Come work on fun beer clients with our expanding in-house creative team. We do 40% social and 60% everything else, with potential to make some great portfolio-worthy work. We go into the office 3 times a week (might not have to if you are mid level) and our team is hilarious.

We’re hiring:
Senior Copywriter
Senior Art Director
Mid-level Art Director
Creative Resource Manager

DM me your book/questions!

like

My manager friend (not my manager) at work is leaving for another position in another country. It's sad because everyone else at work sucks

like

Just got a rejection after a final round interview for a company and role I was really interested in. Feeling sad and dejected, and thinking about going through a whole interview process from scratch with other companies feels overwhelming. :( I was also hoping to secure something by end of September as that’s when my lease ends and I’m looking to relocate to a different city, so the time pressure and uncertainty is killing me. Just need some positivity.

like

Just got my exit offer, approx. 30% increase in TC to work for a pre-IPO tech company with better WLB and growth opportunity. At D, I feel overworked and underpaid / underleveles.

But I am sad to leave my team and will weirdly miss this place. Stockholm syndrome?

like

Omg finally have exit offer and it's amazing and yet I feel sad leaving this terrible place. Is this Stockholm Syndrome? 🤔

likefunny
Share this 🔥 post

How long did it take you to get into a senior position (e.g., senior strategist, senior art director, etc.)? Please include all years of experience including internships.

like

I used to be in consulting but moved over to social impact two years ago. I found out I’m getting laid off EOM due to budget cut and I’m really sad. I really don’t have the motivation to apply for new roles, interview etc when usually I actually love that process. Also my role was well paid for nonprofit sector and looking at other roles in the space makes me realize I’m not going to get close to the same salary again. Considering consulting again but loved this job 1000% more. Advice?

like

Got an offer for a great industry role that I really want to accept, but the thought of leaving my firm makes me so sad and sentimental. Amazing memories, amazing people....how do I get over this?!

like

Got an offer for a great industry role that I really want to accept, but the thought of leaving my firm makes me so sad and sentimental. Amazing memories, amazing people....how do I get over this?!

like

I’m in a process for customer engineer at Google Cloud. Already had role related, GCA, presentation and Googliness/leadership interviews. Recruiter got back a couple of days after and scheduled the 1st team introduction last week. I have the second one next Tuesday. Does it mean I got “approved” by the HC and now it’s a matter of finding the right team? Could it end up on a sad “we didn’t find a perfect fit this time”? What are your thoughts?

like

I’ve decided to stop answering calls from this rude attorney (not from my firm) because I noticed on emails he’s very cordial but then on the phone, takes advantage of my junior status and chastises me (and not the partner) for our client’s position and it sets me in a terrible mood. He also doesn’t leave voicemails or follow up emails so it’s purely just to let out his aggression at someone who has no control over the situation. I will not let some sad stranger ruin my weekends anymore!!

like

Has anyone been in the position that your SO is sure he wants to get married and have kids within a much shorter timeline than you? I’m so sad thinking I can’t be the person my boyfriends needs because although I do want kids and a family I’m not looking for that within the next 3 years like he is, and he is so sure of it.

like

Is it sad to exit as IC/ non SM/director type roles as M in D?

I'm a doer, I truly don't enjoy project managing or people managing. I do however want to grow in my career.

Am I making a mistake exiting into industry as an IC?

likehelpful

Connecting with an alum to discuss a role to find out the role is already filled. Sad day - just can’t find a break. Guess I’ll continue to check their portal to see if another role opens up!

like

I was finally received an offer my dream position and I am thrilled but the on boarding process will be delayed by 6 months. However, I also applied for the same position two years ago and was rejected. This time around, I reached out to an internal contact who helped me get an interview. I am kicking myself for not reaching out sooner, two years ago. really sad about it.

like

Venting: I just went through rounds and rounds of interviews with a company. It was going really well, like I nailed each one of them. They asked me to do an assignment to which I said yes (I know but I wanted the job!) and I spent days working on it. Then crickets. Few days later “sorry but we’re changing our focus to a new role”. I feel angry, deflated.. sad. It seems on here that it’s easy for everyone to get the job. I’m always the number two candidates or *poof* the role disappears.

like

Huge is hiring a senior art director for the Brooks running account

Post Photo
likehelpful
Share this 🔥 post

I just put in notice at my firm and I feel a bit heartbroken. I love my firm, I think I’m making a mistake, but I’ve already accepted a new position for higher compensation and I don’t want to go back on my word with the new firm. I know I can’t go back on it. I just feel so sad.

like

I accepted a new position that has a title bump and salary increase but am feeling weirdly sad about leaving KPMG. I loved the people I worked with and the firm, but unfortunately just can’t ever seem to get to that next level (despite being rated as performing at the next level two years in a row). Hoping I can find the same connections at my new firm.

like

Anyone looking for a Senior Art Director? Who is hiring right now?

like

A friend of mine in an MBA program just told me that KPMG is the only Big Four not hiring interns on campus this year... sad to hear as KPMG alum. Not to bring back old complaints but maybe they can stop sponsoring golf players?

like

There is aggressive hiring going on for the below technology at Cognizant:-
Azure data bricks, Azure machine learning, azure SQL database, IBM infosphere data stage, SAD adm, attunity developer, Qlik sense, spotfire, Pypark, Collibra, Reltio, Stibo, SAP MDG, Cognos TM1, Informatica. Min experience-3 yrs. please ping for referral.

Cold applied for an awesome role, had an interview with hiring manager, recruiter, and given a pretty hefty assignment that I’m really proud of nailing. They followed up with an email asking for 4-5 days that I am available for a full day of interviews. Gave them 4-5 days, started planning for how I’d get those days off work during insane times at current job, and now not a single word from them to confirm a date. Been over a week now. Sad. Pretty jaded. What can I do? Already followed up

Pence’s whole position on COVID and “trusting the American people to make the right choice for them” is paramount to saying “I trust Americans to drive whatever speed they deem fit”. It’s sad. This country need guidance in this situation, not some dogmatic principle. Biden on the other hand “ wearing this mask is patriotic” 🎯

like

Been an art director for 12 months but grown in my role significantly & my boss told me my next promo was “political”. I’m managing well over 1.5M a year, 9 brands. Functioning with little to no oversight on a day-to-day basis, w/ only strategy checkins with my CD. 100% client facing. I’m managing 1 direct report and from 2-8 copy and art freelancers at any time. I feel like all my stretch goals are ACD focused. Yet still need SAD before ACD. Does this sound like an art director? Pharma agency.

like

Anyone in IT audit exit to a non IT compliance role (No IA, grc, cyber). If so what job is it and how did you obtain it? Trying to leave this very sad career

like

I’m taking a new position and feel sad about leaving my current company, as it was my first job out of college. I’ve never resigned before, any advice or tips? Thank you!

like

Anyone exit to a non IT compliance role? (No IA,grc, cyber) If so please elaborate on what kind of role it is and how did you get it. Trying to leave this sad career.

like

How many years does an art director need to be considered for a senior art director role or ACD role? And how much should they ask for in NYC? Also should they accept a lower pay during covid?

like

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?

likeuplifting

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

like

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.”

like

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!

like

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...

like

Related Posts

Currently a cyber security consultant. Given the opportunity to interview for a SRE role a MSFT. End goal is to get into tech and the cloud space. Good career path or not?

like
like

I am switching from current MD position to Partnership this year. I have been taking firm’s tax preparation services. I am curious to learn from this group if it is common to use firm’s tax services for Partner taxes or an outside tax consultant. My asset situation isn’t complex (couple of US and international properties in home country).

like

I have been in my current position for 5 yrs with minimal pay increases despite consistent praise from management for being one of the strongest in our department. I hold specialty certifications, staff in ICU and ED, am part of several hospital committees, and regularly perform formulary reviews/MUEs/guideline updates. I recently found out that a new hire with no experience was brought in at a higher hourly rate than myself and several other female staff. Suggestions on steps to take with mgmt?

like

Will McKinsey & Company slow down its MBA hiring for associates this fall? I know tech is having a hiring freeze. Any insight?

like

Wish we could be as specific as hiring companies are now: Writer seeks mid-size agency in small city with low traffic, easy access to nature. Agency must be independent. No holding companies. Conceptual Art partner must be provided. Salary must meet at least 4As standards. Mac provided can not be more than 2 years old. Agency must be AOR of for at least 5 clients for at least 3 years each. One account must be an alcohol brand. No open plan offices permitted. Agency must do my taxes.

likefunny

Potentially going to work freelance as hybrid PM, Producer, Acct mgmt role. What should my day rate be?

Anybody else in a technical sme role but not really technical? I’ve faked my way into a hole apparently. 😩

likefunny

Hi Folks, In terms of position level “Business Strategy Manager” at Accenture Startegy Consulting equates to what role at Deloitte Consulting?

And anyone know the range for Business Strategy Manager in Toronto? Thank you!! 😊

like

Im someone with a "business" background (supply chain, procurement) that went to work for as a consultant for tech consulting firm after finishing my MBA, but now having trouble finding a project. Got my PSM 1 cert, but not sure what else to do. Not a technical person, never coded. What would you recommend someone in my position to focus on? I'd like to remain on the project management/BA side of the business. TIA!

like

Hi All- I recently started a new role 3 months ago that just is not seeming like a good fit. I was presented with full remote wfh, and 22k jump in salary. I think those factors enticed me to leave my previous role- but being in this new role has made me really regret my decision to leave. Should I consider going back to my old job or just start applying all together for new ones? I don't plan on mentioning my current 3 month role in interviews if I did look for new opps.

like

Anyone here over 40 and have a mid-level creative role? I got into this later in life than most and have had a tough time finding decent opportunities. Any advice?

like

Has anyone gotten laid off from one big4 and gone to another big4 and stayed there for several years to manager, senior manager position?

like

I have interviews with Deloitte GPS S&A coming up for a SC role - 4 back to back 30 min interviews. Any insights/advice on what I can expect in terms of the case and structure of interviews?

like

Seeking director role in accounting advisory services and receiving offers around $185K in MCOL. Is this in line with market pay?

like

Is 140k a good salary for an Account Director role? Going from Account Sup. Can I try for 150k?

I got some good news that one of the accounting firms I associate with is starting hiring again for September 2020. If you have 3+ busy seasons with a Big 8 firm and were laid off or looking for work, feel free to message me for more details. I am paid for referrals, but I don't need the money so no hard sells😋 hoping to help our laid off accounting people. Admins feel free to delete it not appropriate.

like

Any tips on valuable skills for in house employment associate counsel? The position is for a logistics company.

like
like

Can anyone tell me how is the work life balance in Citi Bank? The opening is for credit analyst role in GCB group, which I think of the retail division.

I am currently in Commercial banking and the work life balance is pretty bad.

Also what salary can I expect at C11 level?
Citi

like

Additional Posts

Other than fb marketplace and craigslist, how do you all sell your stuff? Moving out next week and want local pickups to be boosted

like

A manager asked me if I was married. I said “No, but in a few months, I will be” He said “oh yeah we had a few people in our office get married young as well”...I’m 26. That’s a year less than the...

Favorite YouTube videos that not a lot of people know about but are underrated but amazing/hilarious/cool - what's yours?

like

Caught feelings. Found out he has a gf and now I'm scrambling to distance myself asap.....how can I best do this when we're on the same team

like
likeuplifting

Thoughts about moving from a big agency to a smaller one? 🥲🥺

like

Hi Sharks,

I am confused between

Landis+Gyr
CBRE
Nagarro

My priority is good work, wlb and job security

Tech :- Java, Spring boot + Angular
YOE :- 4.5 years

Please suggest which one to join

like

Looking for a conceptual digital senior copywriter to work on Google and adidas.

like

Need a new down jacket — Canada goose, moncler or stone island?

like

Hi Partners, do clients seem to care more about functional or industry expertise? For example, would a Walmart procurement leader prefer consultants with a procurement background or retail background?

like

Just got asked for references, but I'm not sure if the offer is going to be close to something I leave for. Is it bad etiquette to ask for details before providing references? I'm worried about outing myself to others at Bain.

like

Hi all,

How much time will it take to get an offer letter from
Mindtree post completeing tech round 2 and HR discussion?

Status is showing as shortlisted.uploaded required documents also.

like

I’m trying to figure out my life at 31...not sure if I want to work at an agency or do something different.

like

Current a tech consultant looking to get into Sales, any help is appreciated

like

What should you do if you’re slow/dead at work? Ask around to help people? Volunteer proactive ideas? Anything I’m missing?

Hi fishes,

Can Accenture revise offer after negotiating.

Offer 7.1 fixed 1.5 variable
Skills -Sap abap
Yoe- 1 year 10 months
Lwd: 28 sep

like

Do any growth equity shops focus heavily on deal execution at the associate level? Or can you expect a lot of sourcing across the board?

like

Apparently I can’t message someone until I have a loads of ‘likes’. Please Anyone wanna help a brother out and help me hit those 15 likes fishbowl needs me to have. Thanks! 😬

like

1. What is Growth Driven Profit sharing & what is Performance Award Program in IBM?
2. From which band these are applicable?
3. Generally how much is given ? Approx amount ? 4. Is it applicable for both to be given at a time?
5. When it will be credited? Year end or mid of the year.? IBM Consulting IBM Tata Consultancy Cognizant Capgemini Infosys Accenture

like
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

New to Fishbowl?

image with Fishbowl logo and arms reaching out for a handshake

Already have an account? Log in

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal