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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I know this industry is unstable, so just wondering about emergency funds. How long could you last if you got laid off for awhile ?

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Executive folk, how do you decide who gets laid off and who stays?

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Does anyone else feel like some of the recent layoffs are premature? Especially with the President’s reopening guidelines today. I feel that agencies could of held on to employees longer.

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The trades might want to look into the fact that almost all of the people laid off from VaynerMedia have been minorities

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Which of the holding companies do you think treats their employees best? I’m thinking pay, promotions, effort to avoid layoffs, etc.

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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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Posting your or your team’s One Club short listing in the time of COVID layoffs. Inspiring or insensitive?

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Half my team got laid off and while I’m grateful to have my job still, I feel like I’m drowning in the additional work. All of their responsibilities have been assigned to me, the most junior person on the team. When I brought up that this was a bit much for one person/didn’t think this was sustainable (hinting at the fact that some of the other existing team members should pick some of the laid off peoples’ work), team lead went off on what I’m sure he thought was an inspiring speech about...

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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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My heart isn’t in what I‘m doing right now..how do I break it to my team that I’m going to start exploring other options without getting fired on the spot or have them freak out or get upset with me?

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Greg Hahn laid off. That’s something.

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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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Are you ever surprised by the coworkers who DON’T reach out to you after you get laid off?

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Does killing yourself working really make a difference in layoffs?

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Newly laid off with little in the way of prospects due to the economy. Does anyone have advice on negotiating a severance package or hiring an employment lawyer to do so? The company I worked for have a very poor package (two months pay for 8 years of service).

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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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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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Executives are starting to get fired around here. 🤜🤛

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Big layoffs at CP+B today, I hear. ☹️

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Got laid off today. And you know what's more offensive than being laid off? They spelled my name wrong in all the paperwork. That's how much our companies care about us worker bees friends

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Going on 5 months since I was laid off and I’m slowing losing hope. I’ve exhausted all my contacts, my network, people not even in my network. I feel that I’m never not looking and I’m running out of options. I know I’m not alone by any stretch but somehow it doesn’t make it easier.

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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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Looks like the layoffs are are starting.

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Do you think more agency layoffs are on the way, or are we now in the recovery phase?

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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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Stuck in a weird limbo where I want to leave my job more than anything, but grateful that I have one at all with all the layoffs in our industry. It’s a new kind of trapped. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Do strategists ever get fired for being bad at their core jobs - writing briefs? Creatives get fired for this all the time.

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I got laid off in the most disrespectful and demoralizing way. I was sad and depressed. Then the clouds parted, and the sun came back out. I focused on positives. I gave out good vibes. I helped a bunch of people. I tried to not get dragged down in spite and bitterness. It was really hard! Best part? I just got hired after only 3 weeks off and it’s for somewhere better (a TRULY independent shop!) I’m making more money and will be working with people who seem talented, capable, and smart.

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I got laid off in April, and I’ve been doing ok, but starting to crack. Feel like I’m becoming super irrelevant and like my life isn’t moving forward. A lot of anxiety the last couple days, followed by exhaustion.

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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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Is WK immune to layoffs?

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I’ve been given a job offer after a month of being laid off but I’m not entirely excited about it. I go back & forth on this given everything going on, what advice would u give for weighing pros & con

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Fear of being laid off (at 50) is so all enveloping that it’s affecting my health and sleep. I have a pit in my stomach all the time. Sitting alone at home (single) knowing if I’m on the list I’ll never get hired again. And not enough savings for the next three years let alone forty. Decision makers: when you lay somebody off you are condemning them to years of unemployment. fight not to do it.

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Anyone know why Nick Emery was fired?

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Where are you in terms of layoffs? Isn’t there anything more important in 2020 than your awards? Has FCB’s thinking not evolved at all? 7th isn’t even that great for one of the top 4 biggest agencies on earth.

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Are there any agencies that have not gone through any layoffs, furloughs or pay cuts, hiring freezes etc? Shops that are, so far still financially functioning as normal? I know squarespace is one.

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What are your expenses/time horror stories? Has anyone gotten fired in relation to expenses? Compensation withheld?

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Since I told my partner that I'm pregnant, his behavior has changed. Could this be a sign that I will soon be fired? I have never received a bad review. My review is average though.

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Has anyone here had to spin a layoff for business school admissions?

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Anyone here ex-EY have had issues in getting their severance? It’s taking more than a month or more after the separate date to get the final severance amount. Is there is reason for this much delay? Or is it normal?

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Has anyone heard of a former employer talk poorly about someone, which in turn resulted in them getting fired from their new company months after being hired?

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Left a super toxic marketing team, it consequently fell apart. My boss was fired then the director quit. Started a new job and have 0 stress and a very nice team. 👏🏻 The 👏🏻Grass👏🏻 Can👏🏻 Be👏🏻 Greener👏🏻

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Guessing the layoff rumors are true.....

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For those who have been laid off, what does it look like right before? (like HR schedules a meeting with you?). I have this really bad pit in my stomach. No trolling or sarcastic stuff please.

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Has anyone ever been laid off / transitioned out because they weren't promoted to the next level within a specified timeframe? How did you approach that topic when interviewers ask why you left?

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If I just rogue for a bit, would I be fired and then get severance ?

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How is severance calculated in the (UK) and if have been with the company numerous years. Do they offer beyond the usual redundancy pay metrics or calculations?

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Was on the beach for 7 months until I got laid off! Got severance on top of it! Got a job offer before severance was done - so I was double paid for a month #winning

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Anyone else out there concerned that the market is going to go bear and we’ll be back to the days of endless layoffs and starving for projects?

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Would you rather get promoted or laid off at your current firm (and collect a sweet severance package)? Why/why not?

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