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If someone refuses to work weekends, even if the agency could legitimately make the case the client/ project requires it sometimes, is it possible and fair for them to get fired?

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Is it me or does there seem to be a lot more jobs available recently? Things picking up? Layoffs done?

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Which- if any- agencies appear to be bouncing back? (Rehiring covid layoffs, winning new biz, etc)

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My agency just promoted two white women to be CCOs. Yes, after all the diversity talk, two white women. They’ve pushed out, fired, or did a poor job of retaining POC since I’ve been here, but are doing a great job with the white higher up promotions.

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who else thinks about how many jobs you wanted that would’ve been disastrous for your career and development had you actually gotten them? or how many jobs you got laid off from that actually would have ruined your career had you “succeeded” there? i think about it and it blows my mind. it’s so hard to see the bigger picture in the moment. and it always amazes me how you can “fail” upwards and realize how wrong some past experiences truly were for you

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Got laid off in April making 73k, found a new job in May making 90k then just hopped again for 115k. Despite this year being a dumpster fire in every other avenue, I’m so proud of myself for finally feeling like I’m getting paid what I’m worth.

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Sooo there are layoffs and hiring/raise/promotion freezes across the industry, unless you’re a white dude being hired/promoted to CCO / GCD / ECD? How are all these agencies making these announcements with straight faces?

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Starting a new job on Wednesday after being laid off 9 months ago! The company is sending me a laptop. I have the basics: pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, sticky notes, stapler, paper clips, mouse...what other supplies would you guys recommend being useful during your time WFH? Thanks!

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For those who have gotten hired during the pandemic, was there anything you negotiated during the hiring process that helped you feel more secure in case of any layoffs that occurs after you’re hired?

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It is very difficult to do my job and think creatively when I’m living each day in constant fear of being laid off. I’m grateful to have a job, but damn, sometimes I feel like I’m coming apart at the seams. Happy Saturday, everyone.

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Has anyone been on a team where they rehired team members that were laid off? Was it weird at all? Now that budgets are back and the laid off people still don’t have jobs my boss is thinking of offering them a slightly different version of their jobs back.

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It’s weird day when you tell your supervisor that you quit and end up getting fired instead

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Reasons people on your team have been fired?

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My wife was informed a few weeks ago that she would be laid off as of end of year. She signed the paperwork and will be receiving a decent severance due to her tenure there. Now the company is saying they may have some other work for her to do for a few months and they could extend her contract if interested. If she says no, is she still eligible for her severance since she already signed her paperwork?

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Wow. There are so many layoff news from different agencies. Might not be as large of a percentage as early during the covid. Isn’t this a bit early in the season? I always thought it’s December when agencies trim the headcount. 😬

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How many times have you been laid off? I’m seeing a lot of people describe getting laid off 2 or 3 or even 4 times in their careers...should I just expect to get laid off every couple of years in advertising?

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Havent done a single thing in two weeks. I think a layoff is coming. Anyone else have nothing to do but wait and watch as the election results trickle in?

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I got laid off today and I’m scared

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For those of you who were laid off this year and have managed to find new jobs, did your compensation increase, decrease, or stay the same, from old job to new job?

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For those of you thankfully still employed but working insane hours with a reduced team due to layoffs and unable to use your PTO — has anyone tired to get theirs rolled over?

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Who else is secretly terrified that COVID will crush us through the holidays, there will be even more layoffs, and many of us won’t ever get a great job ever again? Or is it just me?

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So, just what did Nick Emery do to get fired? ‘Prank gone wrong on zoom’ is all I’m hearing

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Anyone know why Nick Emery was fired?

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Got laid off last week. Other than Cobra, looking for any suggestions for healthcare coverage. Thanks in advance.

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I heard today that Adweek laid off its D&I reporter 🙄

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What’s it currently like at W+K Portland? Post massive layoffs.

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Do y’all say yes to every project you’re asked to work on out of fear of being laid off even tho you can barely handle more work and know it will come back to bite you?.....i hate it here

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Has anyone negotiated a clause where you can’t be fired/laid off for a certain amount of time after starting a new job?

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I am SO tired of reminding everyone on everything, saying the same thing a million times, and being on numerous accounts with minimal support. After my company had some layoffs due to Covid-19, I work at least 50 hours every week (sometimes 70). Should I look for a new job? I don’t feel motivated and happy at all. I know I should be grateful to have a job during this time but..

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I recently got laid off and decided to go freelance. First agency that reaches out to me for freelance work... the one that had just let me go 🤷🏼‍♀️

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I always thought it was strange that agencies rarely let candidates know the client until they are towards the end of the process. My position has way more job security than others simply because I work for a CPG client. Those in the same role on other accounts (e.g. airlines, hotels, fitness) have been furloughed or even laid off just because of the nature of the industry their client is in. Do we think agencies will have to be more transparent and let candidates ultimately chose the client?

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I was laid off a few months ago and the agency had my things shipped to my house. The boxes were packed so carelessly, many of my belongings are broken. Do I have any recourse to get the agency to replace them?

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Conversations or expectation re-sets with clients around the “reality of 2020”? Ie: Pandemic, deaths, quarantine, work from home, remote school learning, layoffs, economy, isolation, politics, police brutality, civil rights protests, forest fires, riots, police state tactics, RBG, plus all the other “normal” bad things. It feels like the elephant in the room.

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So....which agency is giving out $100 gift cards to all employees? Wondering where these ~30% layoffs might happen after that CSO alluded to them in another post on here.

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Has anyone started working with or for their client after being laid off from a job where they for example ran that account at an agency? Is it dicey legally, did it piss off your old agency? Did no one care?

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I was due for a promotion but then covid hit, and during the peak of layoffs/furloughs, I was given the run-around that we have agency wide promotion freezes, etc. Over the past month, a handful of people have been promoted. I know everyone's situation is different but I can't help feeling snubbed. How do I know whether they are genuinely trying to promote me and can't, versus them stringing me along for as long as possible? I dont want it to come to having to bring another offer to the table..

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I’ll be honest. I was fired. What can and can’t a prospective employer ask about why I’m not there anymore? (To both me and my old employer.)

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Hi all, Finally COVID-19 caught up with me. Not health-wise but career wise. I was laid off and am looking for a job. Ple I was working as an Associate Consultant with ZoomRx in the Business Analysis team. I was handling multiple high velocity end-to-end projects. I have a total experience of around 4 years of which close to 2.5 years are in the consulting space. I intend to continue my career in the same line i.e as a consultant. Please let me know if there are any relevant openings.

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Previously in consulting, was just laid off from the late stage VC fund I was working at. Any ideas of what to do next?

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If anyone deserves to have layoffs, it’s those folks in TSA - Bunch of lazy people standing around and whiling their time chatting.

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People across all firms that were laid off, what level, business competency and industry were you aligned to?

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After getting laid off 2 weeks ago, I fired off about 20 resumes to different places. I have not received any feedback at all. Any ideas how to get past the computer and in front of someone?

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Is it a bad idea to get a new job this period? My firm is not talking about layoffs at the moment. Has anybody moved from their somewhat secure job?

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Does anyone ever have an ethical crisis in knowing that some of your work may be instrumental in client layoffs?

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Will companies know that you got laid off if they do a background check?

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Is it just me or does payer and provider suck right now? Tons on ppl on the bench and hearing of impending layoffs.

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Sometimes all you have to do to feel better is to get out of the front door. To all of the people who were laid off, remember that. One more day!

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Ex big4 told me that the best talent leave, bottom gets fired and the middle performers make partner or stay. He's now CFO at a start up. Not amazing but definitely better off than me

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Honestly being laid off sounds pretty good as a staff working 65 hours a week 🤷‍♂️ would be making more money doing nothing.

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I keep reading all these posts about firms laying off a ton of people. Can someone explain what happens after one gets laid off? Like do they just fire you and that's it? What happens to the pay? Etc.

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I reported a sexual harassment against a MD a couple of months after the summer and never heard back after the hotline said they'll have updates 3 weeks later. I am now laid off and MD is still on my

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How many days on the bench before getting fired is a real possibility? Asking for a friend

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Just got fired. Was planning on quitting anyway, but damn I’d so much rather be the dumper than the dumpee. Sucks

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Started working a week after graduating last May. Was on track to be one of the top staff performers and then COVID hit. Since working from home I am one of the lowest performers. Anxiety and stress are crippling my ability to succeed. I have social anxiety which makes wfh communication extremely difficult. Managers - how much patience would you have with someone who was doing well pre-pandemic but has been struggling ever since? Should I start planning for a new job? (In case I get fired)

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Need advice on strategy- got new job and somehow negotiated a sept start date. With the layoffs going on at D, what are the odds I can perform badly enough to get laid off so I can collect severance and take a vacay?

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If you still believe the election was stolen, you should be fired from your job because no client deserves a consultant with such poor critical thinking skills.

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How many ppl are still left to be laid off?? I had a few good ppl disappear last couple of weeks... when does it end??

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Struggling to find a job after passing the UBE. Do you have any recommendations on how to look for jobs? I’ve been applying in NYC, Chicago, and DC through Indeed, LinkedIn, etc but have had no luck.

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what kind of work/project opportunities are there in B4 within its “Accounting Advisory” sectors?

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So many people said they need to try to meet the CSR bonus $4k spend.. That makes me feel bad cause I'm 2k deep in a month 😂

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I started my career at PWC audit in 2019 and got laid off last year due to covid. I got an offer and started working at a 2 tier (BDO, RSM, GT... level) accounting firm for 1 month. Now PWC partner extended me an offer to go back. Any thoughts?

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Thinking of buying a vacation home on the south shore, specifically the towns near buzzards bay and Plymouth before the bridge. Anyone have any experience/insight on vacation rental market in these areas?

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I have an interview scheduled and feeling super nasal and sick. What's worth rescheduling or being super nasal and coughing during interview?

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What’s the typical salary for specialist senior in S&A at Deloitte for someone with 10YOE and BS + MS in computer science from non-target schools?

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Moms. Just found out I’m preggo (we tried before we knew how bad the virus was) and I woke up today very sick. Can’t get through to any hotline/dr office/urgent care. Worried for baby. What do I do?

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Do you meditate? Why (not)? How often do you do it and how does it help you? I’ve done hours of lessons now, but struggle to find the mental peace while meditating.

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How much vacation time do you receive annually? Do you take all of it?

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I started a new job a few weeks ago working from home as a triage nurse & will soon be out of training. I know I’m still learning this new role but I get so nervous & even stuck at times triaging cases since i can’t physically see the patient. Makes me doubt myself at times & I guess I just need some encouraging words. I keep telling myself that like any new job, it takes practice & time to settle in.

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How to politely decline job offer from client without burning any bridges?

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Not a typical post. Got electric shock (twice) when I was trying to charge my laptop on a Delta flight. Reported it to the gate agent. Delta representative is offering a 75$ check . How many points?

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What starting compensation should you expect for a Senior Manager1 @ a Big 4 (tech consulting)? TIA!

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