I started a new job and was originally supposed to be on two accounts but got pulled off one to focus on the other. It’s now giving me a ton of anxiety. I just know if we loose that one account, I’m laid off whereas if I’m more diversified I have a better shot not being laid off. We’re not in review or anything so my question is…am I being paranoid or am I right to be worried?

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I got laid off in august and found a freelance gig a couple weeks later. If the freelance gig goes away will I qualify for unemployment? Assuming I don’t qualify right now, right? (I’m in CA)

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Saw this from someone dealing with the layoffs at Riot. Thought it was worth the share.

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What triggers layoffs at agencies besides Covid? Losing accounts? Pretty fresh in the industry but I see convos about people getting laid off & I feel like I wouldn’t see it coming if it were to happen.

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Anyone ever heard of outsourced HR companies doing workplace inspection? Is this average or should we start sweating about layoffs? Business is good for us and we’ve been winning new clients. Ease my suspicions. Or give me good advice. Thanks!

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Serious question - the president of our office magically disappeared last week. No two weeks notice, no eloquent goodbye emails, not even an official announcement. That means she was fired but they can’t say, right? Honestly asking because it all seems so mysterious.

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Got a tax guy or gal you love? Got laid off, started freelancing full time and moved states (WA) and have been writing random numbers on my quarterly taxes.

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Should they get a raise or be fired 🧐🧐

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Spring '19: Agency suddenly "asks me to leave." Covid layoff? Covid not a thing yet. They just didn't want *ME*. Spring '19-Summer '20: Battle 10-bajillion other freelancers for scraps of work, riddled w/ fear/shame/doubt that career's over & can't support my family. LOSER DAD! Summer '20: Get freelance gig, in-house, big brand, nice ppl, producing tons...wait, they actually need/want ME? Summer '21: Still permalance. Happiest yr of life creatively AND personally So?: Don't give up.

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Workers demand more wages Companies pay workers more wages Companies need to layoff workers Execs get bonuses More companies close More workers unemployed Execs get bonuses Workers demand more jobs Companies pay workers less wages Companies hire more workers Workers demand more wages Workers cancel execs Workers become execs Companies have no workers Execs get no bonuses Execs destroy companies Companies destroy world World starts over World is perfect Workers demand more wages

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What’s the proper way to write an email after getting terminated? Is there any way to get a reference or at least make sure they don’t say anything bad to a future employer? (No severance package, wrong fit for team, 2 months in, first job)

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I’m guessing you can’t use the same indie recruiter/talent specialist again or they won’t risk recommending you if the last gig you got from them you were fired.

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How's Edelman NY? Getting hit up for Health which I've never done. It'll entail moving from advertising to PR/earned creative as they call it, and the Health category. Didn't sound like hard sell pharma, quite a bit of branded video content. I searched on FB, sounded mostly negative culturally (employee fired during Pride month, political, creatives better watch their backs, climate denier) with a few who love it. Figured I'll ask if anything's changed, if it's even worth ... considering.

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TL,DR: how to jump from Advertising to Client Side when mid/senior creative? I started at my agency doing Design and stayed…from Junior Designer to Associate Creative Director. 15 years, 1 place. When I got laid off due to Covid last year, it hit me: I’d been doing Advertising for 5-8 of the last years or more, and I didn’t like it. Didn’t like project-based work, or endless estimation meetings, or lack of WLB or “agency life”. How can I best/where can I best move client-side at my level?

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News outlets report 95% of current employees are thinking of changing jobs. The ad industry had massive layoffs last year, so a lot of people are looking for work. Yet agencies are reportedly having trouble finding talent. Assuming you’re offering fair pay, if you can’t poach or find talent in this scenario, your recruiters are incompetent, or you’re being way too picky.

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An old client of mine just personally texted me for a favor (because I have something she needed). She was a piece of shit, used power play and treated every one awfully whenever possible and got fired from her old job because so. Am I doing the right thing ghosting her?

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Is anyone like… scared of getting laid off the second they get hired

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I see a lot of people condemning others for being critical or harsh towards Leadership at their agency, and I want to know why? We should be holding our Leaders to the highest standards and not feel bad about it, because they do the same to us and we are the ones being laid off or passed over for promotions/raises when we don’t meet their expectations, not them. Because indirectly when we fail, oftentimes it is more of a failure of Leadership than just one individual.

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Is it weird to work at a place where you were laid off due to corona? If they’re hiring, is it weird to reach out? Left on good terms.

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During the panny, my agency moved a handful of us to a different office with no choice. Basically said we’d be fired if we didn’t comply. When we asked if we would ever have to move to the new city, we were given no answers for months. Now, they’re saying back to office in September and I have a feeling they’ll be expecting us to move. Should I ask for money to move? I personally can’t afford to and told them from the start I can’t move. Also, I really don’t want to leave my S/O. Help!

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I’ve moved to a new city during the pandemic. I believe we return to the office in September. In the case that I can’t work remotely, would the company just fire me? Do you think they’d offer severance? (I’ve been here for 3 yrs)

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Is it common to negotiate the severance package when receiving and offer letter? I.e 3 months of severance for more senior roles? (VP and up)

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I’m being terminated at the end of August because I’m gay… I was told my “lifestyle no longer fits within the culture of the organization”. I was told I’m being given a severance check and should feel lucky for it. The workplace is highly toxic and frankly I don’t want to be there any longer. I’m struggling to find work in the California area. I need job leads and help.

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In another thread, a freelancer refers to being “laid off” after presenting TV work that was bought by the client. Two questions: Should a freelancer have any expectations regarding on-going employment? And is there any obligation on the agency’s part to pay a freelancer to produce a concept that they developed?

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What’s the most spectacular way to get fired?

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I’m being laid off and my agency is trying to find a place for me within our holding company. I haven’t received any departure paperwork or anything regarding severance yet. Is this normal? Are they trying to find a place for me within our holding company to avoid paying out severance? I have a job offer outside the holding group that I want to take but if I can wait it out another week until departure conversations (severance is offered), should I? I’m not the only one at my shop being laid ifd

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I got laid off a month ago and need a feel-good redemption story. What is your tale of being laid off and bouncing back? “It’s not me... it’s them”, schadenfreude, living your best life, a triumphant return to the place that rejected you many years later... let’s hear it 😬

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CCO’s, ECD’s posting the amount of One Show shortlists they got should post the amount of people that got laid off, furloughed or had their salary reduced next to it.

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Thinking about the 72andSunny CD who saged the office after a round of layoffs, don’t text

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my agency lost the RFP pitch for my account, i interviewed out of courtesy for an open position on a diff account at same agency but saw external opportunities i would rather pursue. now my agency wants me to resign instead of getting severance because i declined their offer and my old account has terminated. Has anyone else been in this position? Did you try and ask for severance?

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Who’s negotiated severance? Any tips?

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Say you were laid off during the height of the pandemic and laid low for a bit afterwards and now opportunities are coming in. How do you handle getting responses for references from previous work place when asking? ie: not getting any texts/emails back

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An agency I contacted a year ago, after I was laid off in the pandemic, finally gets in touch with a team opening on a very tough account. If I waited around that long for them I’d have defaulted on my mortgage, lost my work visa and been kicked out of the country by now. I’ve been freelancing on way more interesting stuff but decide to do the interview and find out more. The first question the CCO asks me and my partner, “So why do you want this job?” 🙄

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Argonaut has laid off a bunch of their old guard people. Revolving door swinging mostly one way- and that’s out.

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Is it awkward/unwelcome to ask interviewers about recent layoffs? Especially if you’ve heard from a trusted source? I suppose nearly every agency had a bit of that last year, but I’d like to think that most places not in dire straits have gotten better situated.

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Can‘t land a job after layoffs but companies out here posting this sht 🤨🥴🤨

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Zimmerman Advertising called all the employees that are currently working from home and gave them an ultimatum, either you come back to work full time on Monday or layoffs are going to happen. All this over phone, so no email or message on the record, what is the point of coming back as of right now? Vaccines are starting to roll out and it will be done in a couple of months? Name a company that cares less for the well being of their employees

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when I got laid off couple of months back, one of the leadership I worked closely with for couple of years said that my skills are not right for the xyz firm and that I should take it - contd

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Does D give you a severance package when you're fired for poor performance?

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I got laid off and 3 weeks later a SC from HR sends me an email about an opening at the firm. Should I apply???

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If I was to tell my manager that I don't think this job is a fit for me and I would like support while I explore other opportunities would I get fired or is it possible they would just be supportive?

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Do you think it is harder for a doctor or an accountant to get fired?

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KPMG announced no 2020 layoffs, but at this point, has any other firm provided this or a similar plan forward to protect employees during these times?

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Looking at the way people are laid off, utilization is just one part of it. It's so hard to pin point what is (proper consultants let go from projects, etc..)

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I have a gov law job with an offer to go to a great firm as a mid-level associate. Worried that if COVID continues, I’ll get laid off (much less likely at my gov job). Should I wait or go?

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best advice for someone looking to transition from consulting into tech? Was laid off recently from consulting and have around 1 yr of experience, but haven’t seen many entry-level strategy roles in tech — do folks have any advice?

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The more pedestrian your intellect, the better fit you are at D Heard of a colleague with an FRM charter being laid off today. Overall excellent person. And you won't believe who they promote year after year.. the character, curiosity and quality of the lifers Don't join this firm if you for a love of learning and to be inspired. Join if you are a middling who wants a good brand to hack ahead in life and rise above your station

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What's severance at PDub? Like a month per year?

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Fired without severance...haven’t signed anything yet. Is severance something that can be negotiated with HR? I have a call with them on Monday to discuss.

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Has there been in layoffs in Public sector? From what I can tell it has been all in commercial advisory...

Does anyone ever get fired from a Big 4? I have a staff that I have no idea how she made it through. Much lower level of performance than even the interns.

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Loved latest episode of Billions….you are not vaccinated you are fired.

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I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.

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How many people has EY terminated in the last 3-6 months? I've heard about mass layoffs nationwide and would love to know the truth.

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Does anyone feel like those announcements that all summer interns will extended a full time offer to be a bit machiavellian? Especially in light of the “layoffs” to come

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Ideas on when the exit ops competition for consultants will return to normal? Context: With all the layoffs (Deloitte) etc., the market has a lot more consultants going for the same jobs than normal.

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My recommender got laid off from the firm. What do I say for her description in the application portal? “Ex Senior Manager”? “Ex EY”??

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Has anyone ever taken a sick day? Actually charged the sick code and not worked while staffed?

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Is it bad to not have a project lined up once you finish your current project?

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We know all the married people on here gettin’ laid because WFH... or at least they were before someone got on someone’s last nerve. Shout out to the singles who were mid drought pre quarantine...

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How do I motivate myself? My manager is sick this week and I'm not finding any motivation to login and work. Help!

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Thinking about moving to a big city with the following preferences. I am thinking about Dallas, philly, or Chicago. What’s your experience living in those cities? Is there any other city I am missing? Appreciate any input! 1. Growing economy and population 2. Great food scene and things to do as a young professional 3. Relative LCOL can’t afford housing in NY, SoCal, etc. 4. Diversity of culture especially Chinese culture presence

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Friend received I797B instead of I797A for his H1B approval. The immigration lawyer is recommending him to leave US and get his visa stamped. Any option for addressing this from within US?

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Advice? Ever done all the prep work for a new role on the project and got things ramped up with client only to be told to have everything transfer over to someone more senior to take the position?

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What’s higher - associate or sr analyst? Currently I’m holding an associate title but got a job offer as a sr analyst at an equally reputable industry company that pays a bit higher. Just worried the title might drag me down a bit - but the salary will make me take it.

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Currently a SC at a big 4, and have an offer to come in as an experienced analyst at Mck, is this a good move? NYC, and salary is slightly lower.

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Outside of SWE, which roles at FAANG would surpass MBB comp?

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I wrote a rec letter for one of my legal assistants for law school right before COVID got bad and we all started working remote. Ever since then, this assistant has seemingly been slacking. There’s only so much I can actually see/review without seriously micromanaging her. I’ve spoken to her about her slacking at least twice and both times she just brushed it off. I want to withdraw my rec letter, but I feel like it’s too late. She is leaving at the end of the summer. Should I just let it be?

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Equal pay day is not over just yet so let’s do another survey. Comment your salary, age, level, city, and ethnicity. 80k, 22M, jr analyst, Dallas, Vietnamese

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How do I show genuine interest/passion for a position I applied for when I don’t have any experience in that area (FDD)? I didn’t get an offer from the last position I applied for because another candidate had more “passion” for the job. TIA

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Are LIC Policies Jeevan Lakshya and Jeevan Labh good from an investment and insurance POV? 25 lakh rs policy pays 67lakh after 25y on maturity. Premium paid is 1.2 lakh for 23&16y resp. Suggestions

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What’s it like at McCann NY? The culture, the work, the work/life balance (if there is one)?

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What kind of experience (in terms of years/deal exp) is expected when applying to Analyst roles at JP/GS/MS etc that have stated they require prior experience? European/UK focused

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MBB in Singapore, are you still recruiting foreigners that need an EP or is it only Singaporeans/PR now and for the foreseeable future? Would be interested to apply as an experienced hire.

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Expecting an offer for an SAE position in the next few days! What salary should I expect and negotiate for? I have 2.5 years experience in account management and live in Chicago

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