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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I just found out I’ll be getting laid off in a month. I’ve contemplated freelancing for a while but haven’t worked on more than 1-2 small clients at a time on the side of work. How do I know when it’s the right time to take the plunge into freelancing?

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After being laid off last year I was talking with some friends about my experience and a few of them said that I definitely experienced sexual harassment. I’m not sure 1. if it really was sexual harassment given I’m a fairly ‘open’ person myself as a gay man 2. If it was, how do I go about reporting this if without it sounding retaliatory (I have a new, better job and would never go back) against the agency?

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Currently in a good big agency but feeling underpaid. Been getting an offer from just an ok agency with a bigger boost in salary. A fam member got laid off so a bit tight with money, but also worried of my book suffering. Should i take it or nah?

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More layoffs at CPB today. How do they have anyone left?

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Who has negotiated their severance package at time of hire? If so, what were you able to successfully negotiate? I never thought about doing this before but recently learned I should have been doing it all along, before accepting an offer (especially for an industry notoriously stingy with severance).

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I got fired from an agency while I was in the middle of having a mental health crisis due to major upheaval in my personal life. I acted pretty crazy, but nothing illegal, dishonest, harassing, sexual/sexist/racist or even anything that amounted to a fireable offense. I was happy just to move on, but now I'm learning that my former employers are bad mouthing me all over town. Another agency even told a recruiter they'd heard "bad stories" about me. I feel unemployable. Should I see a lawyer?

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If you got fired from a company, do you tell that during interviews? Will it affect your chances?

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Has anyone been fired? How’d you bounce back? How did you approach it when applying for new jobs? I’m legitimately worried I’ll be fired and could use some advice.

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Hello CD/ECDs. Are there any tips on how to negotiate severance pay?

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One of our tech clients has an in house opening for exact same role as mine. Should i apply for it? Will they inform my management and get me fired? I like the client but scared of agency finding out

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Management: We are sadly facing the worst budget cuts, layoffs, and paycuts since 2008. Also Management: We are proud to announce the promotion of...

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I didn’t watch the big game ads, am I going to be fired tomorrow ??

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Layoffs yesterday 😭 We had a brutal round of layoffs before break too and we all thought we were safe for a while. I still have my job but the survivor’s guilt is real.

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I know agencies across the board did some layoffs right before the holidays, but when do we think hiring will pick up again? Getting to a point where I feel like I need to start thinking about a change.

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I was laid off early in the pandemic, and other than a TINY bit of freelancing have completely missed out on the remote work experience. Starting a new FT position (FINALLY) and wondering what advice y’all might have after almost a year of WFH. What’s changed/what to watch out for/ balancing on/off hours, etc. Thanks to you all 🙏

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Leaders - is there any reason you’d keep an employee who’s a known bully? Trying to figure out why my agency hasn’t fired the one rotten apple. She’s not even good at her job. None of us can understand it.

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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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How do you deal with people you don’t like or trust at work? I find it extremely difficult to work around someone (especially if they are more senior) that I don’t like or trust. I feel like I can’t be myself of share my thoughts due to fears of getting in an argument with them, and am constantly concerned they are looking at my mistakes and reporting them to my boss or trying to get my fired. It paralyzes me and even affects how I communicate with others, as I become hyper aware of who is and isn’t allies with the person I don’t like or feel is after me. Anyone can relate?

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Counselor said he needs to talk to me tomorrow. Am I getting fired? Got a 4 this year as a first year analyst.

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The FB guide to not posting 💩💩responses to layoff posts... (Continued)

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Why did Deloitte’s federal practice have layoffs? Given that the clients are large government entities. I can understand it happening in commercial but federal makes no sense

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Hey guys. Was laid off as a generalist consultant last month. My eventual goal is to get into data analytics and data science. At this point I’m really good with excel and have some working knowledge in both SQL and tableau. I feel kinda lost still, what should I be learning specifically? I’d love to chat and learn about what you guys do and a bit of mentoring (if you’re up for it). Thanks in advance!

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Do FB days have themes...Monday was PwC layoffs. yesterday was sluttin it up in the office. today's posts have been about 💩. im excited for tomorrow. The anticipation is killing me!!

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My mom just got laid off today...just got promoted on Friday too...why does this happen😣 all I want to do is fly home and hug my mom

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Just got one of these special emails with a meeting invite for a 'career conversation' tomorrow. Any advice on how the conversation will go, severance package, visa issues etc. Appreciate any help

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So GM doesn't hit their bottom line: why are junior practitioners taking the fall with layoffs when this was largely caused by Rachel Miller and GM leadership mismanaging the service line?

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Best PwC laid off line: "skills don't align with business need." Yea because we have no business...

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If you know you’re leaving in 5 months for new job, can you slowly do less work to get severance?

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Fishbowl needs to fix the auto categorization algorithm. Now the Fort Lauderdale shooting is under the Layoffs search based on the word "fired".

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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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Why would anyone with options work at Deloitte? Layoffs during a pandemic... & they handle it classely, unlike say a McKinsey. My friends in grad school were right to stay very far away. Low brow

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Chances of getting fired post green light?

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What’s the difference between lay off and getting fired? Neither because of misconduct or serious performance issues?

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I feel for all of those being laid off. Truly best of luck finding something. One thing I realized as a millennial in consulting is job security is non existent.

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In my previous work experience I had a gap after getting laid off. I held various temp roles. How would include this on resume or LinkedIn?

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Starting MBA in the fall. I want to inform my group at the end of April so that they can plan my transition appropriately, but I’m hesitant because of potentially being laid off outright. Thoughts?

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When was the last time there were significant layoffs at your firm? Do you foresee them happening again soon?

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How would you describe the culture at McKinsey? culture is super important to me. Matters of mental health. I am happy where I am at and wouldn’t move unless the culture is great. I know everyone wants to work for McKinsey but I would prefer a friendly environment even if it’s intense work wise.

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I've been working on the agency side for 10 years. Thinking of switching to client side to try something new and of course get a pay increase. Pros and cons from those who have done the same?

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Is it generally enough to have a decent social life / casual hobbies, a good GMAT and GPA, and really strong recommendations from work to get into a top school...? How “extra” do my extracurriculars need to be? All I really do is work. Psyched out by that guy who makes pizza in his oven for free. Man, that guy has a great story and seems like someone I’d want in my MBA program. I feel like such a bore.

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I know my client needs an Accounting Manager. I know this because they’re startup med device company that has their books in complete shambles. The current accounting team isn’t very strong. How do I let the client know that I would be interested in joining them? They’re not actively recruiting for any position but I know they’d benefit from it. Serious responses only :)

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Desi peeps who are on H1b and planning to go back to India in next 8-10 years, what do you do with HSA? Do you pay your medical bills with HSA or keep it invested?

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I've never felt more like a peasant than I do waiting in that TSA line for a 6 PM takeoff at ORD

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Good consulting books? Not talking case prep but a fun read about the industry and what it takes to succeed, etc. Thank you!

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If you are going on PTO Tomorrow and finished up tasks for the day, do you usually sign off at COB Tuesday or stay on call if something comes up in the evening?

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Salary for someone starting as a Mid-level AD in LA?

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If you were looking to exit Big 4 Consulting, what positions would you be targeting? I have done a little of everything with no specialization (great performance reviews across the board). But now a little unsure of what my skills really are from an employer POV.

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Does anyone know of companies paying off part-time MBA loans as part of an offer? I know this happens occasionally with full-time MBA grads. If anyone has any insight, it would be much appreciated!

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Hello experts, What do you think how long will this wfh continue?? I am based out of rajasthan, small town and currently work with infosys for past 8 years, am sure even if infy calls back to office, i can ask for wfh permanent or at my wish. i cant leave my hometown,as my wife is in rajasthan gov. Now i have an offer from mphasis, atos, with 100% hike. Initially wfh remotely but later on if office opens, will have to move to bangalore. What do you think how long will this wfh continue ????

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Can everyone stop asking to raise taxes? People don’t deserve 24/7 handouts. Let’s take some responsibility, pls and thx

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