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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 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.

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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

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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” 🎯

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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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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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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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How do you stay true to your honorable self in the midst of 98% male organization, and worse, one of less than 10% diversity? The sad fact is you cannot, and your role/contribution is viewed as a matter of capacity ...in other words can they afford to have smart women on board? I just survived this nightmare at Cognizant and glad to be out. Think twice before taking on projects or full time roles with organizations that are behind by 50 yrs with equality for women.

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I find Hamilton so inspiring.... the story of what they fight for, perseverance, etc etc. today. I was watching it... and then got kind of depressed because it’s all men doing exciting shit and then the women are just these people on the sideline having affairs with them or “loving” them but they have no real role. I know it’s a historic reflection (women’s roles in those times) but it makes me sad

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

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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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