My boss called me in today to tell me layoffs are coming and I will be on the chopping block. How do I show my worth as a last ditch effort?

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There's a month long gap in your resume because you got laid off. What's the best way to spin that?

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I’ve laid off people I haven’t even hired. Two of my interns were literally born yesterday. Theres already a line item in your current paycheck for our 401K, since you’ll work here in 7 short years.

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For the first time in 2 years I’m feeling hopeful again. Dare I say happy. I was laid off, big agency network, with a truck load of international awards, over 40, interviewed non stop, got ghosted ...

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How do you know if you’re about to get fired?

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Is it normal to be completely ghosted by former coworkers after layoffs? Calls, texts, emails ignored (other than ones having to do with the admin aspects). I’m paranoid HR told people to not respond.

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I think I’m potentially about to be fired this week in retaliation from my boss...what should I do?

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I’ve been laid off a couple of times in my career (8 years in the biz), but this most recent time was a total shock to me. I was at a good agency, and I had been doing some of the best work (con’t)...

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Executives are starting to get fired around here. 🤜🤛

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Have you ever been fired? NOT laid off. Fired. How badly does it impact your career? No matter how ridiculous the reason is. Important note: I am employed. Just paranoid.

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Looks like the layoffs are are starting.

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Got laid off. Now what?

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Got laid off today. Happy holidays to me! Can I negotiate severance or is it set in stone?

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Was “separated” from my agency today along with other employees in a mass layoff via conference call. Any words of encouragement? It’s my first time being let go 😕

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Been laid off for few months. Should I start including how many Instagram Follow-Me Givaways I’ve won on my resume? I know what you’re thinking. “No,” right? But I’ve won 3. Which seems above-average.

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What are the signs that you’re getting laid off? And how quickly can that decision be made? Is it possible to have poor performance today, then laid off as soon as tomorrow?

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A little over a year ago, I posted about my boss making constant comments about my salary. Most comments said I must not have been performing well. I want to update that he was fired, not me.

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Adweek reporting on the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the massive downturn and layoffs, yet still paywalls its news. Frustrating to say the least as we try to stay informed.

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What agencies have experienced layoffs worried they are coming...

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Those that have been laid off, what was your severance package like?

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Vayner layoffs eh?

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any holding companies with layoffs, furloughs or paycuts yet?

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Anyone hear of any hold co layoffs yet? I’ve heard independent, but no hold co agencies.

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Not sure if if this would be helpful to those furloughed, laid off due to C19, but here is an open source document of agencies currently interviewing. Please edit, add as needed.https://docs.

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At least half of my account got promoted yesterday. Should I still worry about layoffs?

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Few people in the world make more money than Mark Reed, John Wren, Michael Roth or Arthur Sadoun. Cant they offer anything to avoid layoffs?

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I just started working a couple of months ago, should I start to panic because I might potentially get laid off? Our account seems to be very busy though.

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CEO’s out there guaranteeing no Covid layoffs, cutting their own salaries and creating employee relief funds. Aside from employee videos, which leaders in advertising are stepping up with actions?

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Was “separated” from my agency today along with other employees in a mass layoff via conference call. Any words of encouragement? It’s my first time being let go 😕

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Tips for finding full-time jobs or freelance work right now? Coming to terms with the fact that I could be laid off in the next couple of months, and pay has already been decreased.

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Who’s agency has started or is expected to start layoffs?

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Do you work in advertising and have either gotten laid off or a pay cut? If so, was it only sensitive clients (ex. travel) or to all employees?

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What agencies have had layoffs since the pandemic?

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Predictions: Your agency: Will you have layoffs, furloughs, salary cuts, or mix? If yes to lay-off or furlough, what percentage of employees? Will you lose a client? Who?

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Saturday marked 14 years since I was fired and started my own agency. Getting fired did not break me then and this pandemic is not going to break me now. Stick with it, everyone.

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Anyone else out there feel like they’re both 1. working harder and for longer hours than ever but also 2. about to be laid off regardless, given the looming economic constraint.

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If you get laid off. Do your damndest not to take an offer or even reach out to the low-hanging-fruit agencies. Once you get hired there, you’re there. Take it from someone who is still there.

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