I've been in my current role for 6 months, working under a full-time CD and freelance CD. I'd been over-performing and leading creative on a large campaign for our most important client, when suddenly the full-time CD was fired and the freelancer's contract is up next week. Neither of their roles are being replaced, leaving me at the helm. Am I crazy for thinking this calls for a promotion and raise this soon?

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If I get laid off, I’d prefer it be done on Monday not Friday. I don’t want my weekend ruined thinking about it.

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Is now a bad time to find another job? I think I keep hearing about people getting laid off and another offer was actually retracted from me because of a hiring freeze. I would assume new comers are the first to go.

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Does anyone have a good system for saving their shared work files in case they get laid off? Most of my work happens in Google slides and and trying to figure out if there’s a better way to save them than individually downloading pdfs of each one

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Everyone getting laid off and I’m over here hoping I’m one of them 🏆

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How do you know if you’re about to get laid off due to factors that aren’t performance?

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I was just laid off despite having stellar performance, a recent raise, excellent relationships internally and externally, and being the most billable person in the department. Two questions: 1) Does NY have any rules regarding how long I have to review the severance agreement, and 2) I've heard people have negotiated their severance package, but I have no idea how, because what leverage do I have to negotiate with?

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On one hand, it’s kind of cool to see an agency include the proofreader and project manager in the credits. On the other, they left out all the people they laid off…

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Is Tatari having a lot of layoffs?

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What are everyone's thoughts on LinkedIn posts made by executives or higher level leaders posting about how saddened they are about their company's layoffs and how recruiters should work fast to scoop the newly laid off people?

Is it thoughtful of them? Or does it seem like they're trying to ease their conscious?

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PSA 4 anyone looking at media agencies-stay far away from PHD (and Omnicom Media Group in general). As far as I can tell they are 1 of the only companies going from “we encourage you to come in 1x a week” to suddenly “its now mandated that everyone come in 3x week” - Senior leadership has done nothing to address many employees concerns of public safety, Covid, & mental health. Sounds like it’s “we’re paying rent here so let’s make sure we’re using it”. On top of that layoffs seem to be looming

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Can anyone confirm if the Spotify layoffs are true?

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Is Chicago the only Havas NA office with layoffs today?

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Quiet firings are happening through out the industry right now. Agencies have become better about hiding the layoffs and firings. Not a good thing…

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Anyone hearing about layoffs?

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Laid off journal - Day 7: Took two naps before noon today.

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A friend of mine had 5 jobs in 2 years. He got fired every time. He calls all the agencies and leaders he worked for toxic but I feel he’s just not good at getting feedback or taking responsibility for his work. It seems to me he’s just being unreasonable. I worry it’s going to happen time and time again. What should I tell him?

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I saw an article about a "mouse-juggler", it helps move your mouse and prevent your computer falling asleep.. making it seem like you are productive when you WFH

Apparently, it's a tactic being used against companies who track productivity and track your usage at home... this is new to me.

Has anyone actually been fired or told that they have seen their productivity low via Remote Spying Software?

It makes sense to monitor communication such as Slack but tracking the CPU usage feels wrong :/

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Layoffs at Mekanism - any other agencies?

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Anyone heard of layoffs in advertising?

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I’m terrified of an impending recession :/ just been hearing news of layoffs from agencies and companies and I’m filled with anxiety. Been at my new workplace for less than a month and I’m worried it’ll be a last-in first-out situation if it comes to that. Any advice on preparing for a recession?

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Serious question:
Just got laid off and am getting a generous severance package. If I accept any kind of work - be it freelance or full time - will that nullify my severance. Or is that severance pay guaranteed until it runs out?

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Guess who got laid off today!?

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I was just let go from my company which I really enjoyed working at after only 9 months in a newly created role. I was completely blindsided and told it’s was due to scope and organizational changes. I had no performance reviews or discussions leading up to termination. It didn’t seem like this was a performance driven decision, but I feel completely left in the dark and unsure what to do in this economic climate. Should I ask for more severance (4wk/2 paychecks is what they offered)?

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Mass layoffs at Zimmerman. At least 50 people.

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Agency I work at just laid off 20% of it’s staff. We were already super understaffed with the amount of work coming in. Now everyone’s workload has doubled from letting people go. I feel extremely fortunate to still have my job but damn this sucks across the board.

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So, I gave my agency an advanced 4 week notice of my departure so they could have time to plan for my replacement and the team wouldn’t be left in a lurch, and now they’re deciding that my last day will be two weeks earlier. That doesn’t feel right. It feels like I’m being fired for quitting. An agency full of good people you thought were your friends turned out to be all about business and numbers. Lesson learned. Never give an advanced notice.

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Q4 layoffs are coming. Most US agencies, especially those in holding companies. I know because I’m nosy. This isn’t a post to cause drama, etc to be clear, but with 20 years in I want to pay it forward with some helpful advice:

If you are a below a director level

- Don’t jump ship. You’re “cheap” and if your agency is smart they will target higher earners. Instead, get on work. Long tenured work. Visible work. Now.

- Get visible to leadership. With work, press, ERGs, etc.

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New to the industry & working in finance, in my role do you think it matters what agency is “better” than another being that finance is pretty standard? I think comparing agencies would be more important if you’re a creative or working in strategy. I get “better agency” = better work which drives rev/profits & prevents lay offs but I would think finance would be one of the last depts to be laid off. Have an opportunity for a finance role at a diff agency that may not be as “good” but pays more

HLK St. Louis layoffs?

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There have been talks about a hiring freeze at my current company, how likely will this translate into layoffs, despite my team leader stating that our team may be affected?

What would you do?

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How’s airbnb? (Seems like they layoff people pretty frequently.) Good place for creatives?

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My CD was high on drugs while working remote for the past two plus years. He got a paid trip to rehab, a few months off, and now he’s back, fucking everything up again. He’s never going to get fired because the ECD loves him. I need a new gig.

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Hello! I was recently laid off by my company due to an internal financial situation. The total time I’ve spent there is about 5 months. Will there be an issue getting a new job?

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Are no layoff clauses common when negotiating an offer letter?

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How many agencies that won big in Cannes have hiring freezes or dare I say engage in layoffs?

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Laid off without severance? This is legal?

The worst creative I’ve ever worked with was just hired by W+K. Never made any decent work. Didn’t care about the work. We got awesome briefs creatives dream of and they wouldn’t lift a finger, putting extra work on the rest of the team. They mostly went unnoticed in the agency except by the people on their immediate teams who hated working with them. When we found out they were leaving, everyone assumed they got fired. So how does this person wind up at W+K?

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Layoffs @ VBP

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Did any of the Big4 start furloughs or layoffs in US?

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Are layoffs that common at Deloitte? Didn't really see it happen at Accenture at all.

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What steps would you take if you got laid off?

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Confirmed to me today that another round of layoffs post-CRT is coming 😢

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How would you get even with a prick of a Partner who lied, backstabbed and made up shit to get you laid off?

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How bad is EY struggling? All I see on social media is that the firm is struggling/layoffs. What is going on? Is it just certain divisions or the entire firm?

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How much is too much reaching out? Some context: I’m on the bench and I spoke to my SM about my availability on a Monday. They say they will find me some work. But I don’t hear from him at all. When do I reach out and how often should I follow up until he actually gives me what I need. The layoffs here at Accenture has me stressing over WBS codes so much.

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Looking at all of the layoffs, promotions, and lack of promotions at Deloitte...it really makes me wonder what the YE process is truly like. We have people laid off get immediately hired to Apple, questionable people getting promotions, and verifiably high performers not get their target promos. There has to be something that I am not seeing? Thoughts???

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Just joined a new consulting firm (after being laid off from the last one due to “poor performance”), and I’m being staffed conditionally on my first project. Manager has so far has given me pretty light / easy PMO work and asked me to make a few slides here and there, but generally it’s work below the level I was hired for. I’m in the post-MBA role, so want to make sure I’m meeting those expectations early on. Any advice on how to go about this and get more responsibility?

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Two stories I want updated on: 1:McKinsey guy sleeping with client and getting fired & 2: PwC guy punching a director. Common people, I need to know!

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I had a recent manager that I’m thinking about reporting to HR. He called me emotional during a meeting, made a joke about how I was “fired” in front of the client, and in general berated me everyday. I fear the reprecrussions though. What do you think? Anyone else been through something like this?

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Just got an email from a partner asking to discuss the results of my CRT in the office tomorrow. I have high utilization but that doesn't seem to mean much. Am I being laid off?

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How do you take each day as it comes? I don’t have a personal life, no hobbies, or family I’m close to. My life revolves around work. These days I’ve been feeling very anxious, and almost panicky before every meeting. The fear of being laid off (if not this cycle, then one of the upcoming ones) is always looming large. I know I can perform a lot better if I feel like I have nothing to lose. I can’t seem to get there though.

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I was a SA in Accenture before being laid off. My potential employer (Consulting) is asking for my non-compete. After I sent it they said that they need to know the clients I’ve worked on. Can I just give them client names? I am so confused.

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Anyone just not care anymore? I think trying to get fired is the move, but I've got too much damn pride. Tips?

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