Attention Woke White People: Don’t be this woke white person. Laid off in April. Asked my ACD for final comps of my work for my portfolio. She told me it hadn’t gone public but to check back. I hit her up in May. Nothing. I hit her up in June. Nothing. I hit her up in August. Ignored...ignored...ignored in three separate texts. Finally emailed and mentioned reaching out to the C-level executives and like magic, boom! I get the work in 20 minutes flat. Don’t post BLM stuff if you’re a d*ck.

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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When is it time to ask about or even start thinking about a promotion? I have been at my current agency for 15mo and it’s my first real job. Since Covid, I feel like I have a lot more responsibilities and have been doing what I think is AD and even senior AD stuff (especially the last two months since my agency laid off a bunch of people. Our team lost an ACD and AD). The AD role is open on our team. I’m wondering if I should ask about it or not. What can I do to show them I’m ready?

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Former CW here. Went the planning route because i already had a corporate background that helped me start off at a higher pay. Recently laid off and trying to find an angle to exploit my creative and strategic expertise. I used to be a good cw -and even won awards- but i really needed the income planning offered. I’ve also done well as a planner. What can I do? I have mentored many creatives and strategists to know that I might be a good ACD, as I seem to have more talent at guiding than doing.

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Wanted to get some insight. Recently laid off due to pandemic. Was in an irrelevant field. Turning 40 soon & considering a career change into creative. Considering going to MAS NY as this location is only option. Finances not a concern. I can afford school & living expenses & work 5-10 yrs to make 100k+ again. Complete beginner at Adobe but will be taught by my significant other who is ACD at big agency. 1) level of adobe needed entering MAS? 2) Landing jobs after graduating? 3) am I crazy? TIA

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Got laid off today, how do I gather previous work for my portfolio? I reached out to my ACD for help gathering the finished projects I worked on but haven’t heard back. Thoughts?

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I feel maybe this is the last thing people wanna hear rn but I just landed an ACD role at an amazing tech company after getting laid off from an awful AD agency role last fall and i’m just...😭🙏🏻

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Aaaaand I got laid off. I think the smaller boutique agencies are hit the hardest. If any one is looking for an AD/ACD for help, holler!

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I need help framing my story. I freelanced for several years before taking an in-house role 6 months ago as an AD (but effectively ACD) managing a team of 10. I just got laid off and...

Hi FB! Looking for a little help. In SF and recently laid off. Looking to get right back to work. Seeking SR CW/ACD roles, primarily in-house. Prefer f/t but freelance will do. DM for further info

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I’ve been at in-house publisher agencies for the last 3 years but just got laid off from my ACD role. Is it too aspirational to apply for a similar title at an agency? Should i go for senior CW gigs?

anyone looking for senior/acd writers? full-time or freelance? just got laid off for the first time in my career, so i’m available!

Sr. Writer/ACD in LA laid off twice this year. Horrible luck. Previously worked at Ad Age A-List agency and trying to get back in the big game. Anomaly, TBWA, R/GA, Etc. Anyone have a lead?

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ACD (art) here— recently laid off in NYC... going nuts (anxious, depressed, bored, etc). any ideas?

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I have an interview this morning. How can I bring up that I was fired? The reason I think, was because the new boss wanted to bring his ppl and I was expensive (former boss was promoting me to acd)

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Shall I disclose reason for leaving a firm during my initial call with a recruiter from said firm, if I was laid off? Are they privy to that information. Ironically being recruited by that same firm

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Craziest stories about people getting fired?

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Layoffs are the only way the industry will survive. A Great Depression is imminent. There is no other way this will all end.

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Layoffs still going on in Deloitte, PWC or KPMG?

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And the AG was fired because she didn't agree with the dictator. This is insane. Oh and she is a "traitor".

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anyone heard about another round of layoffs coming to consulting this fall? Just a rumor or any truth to it?

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I’m struggling at work with illness. The issue is I don’t want to get fired, and I know FMLA only applies to people who’ve been at their firm at least a year. Is there anything those of us who have under a year can do to take a leave without potentially being fired over it?

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When does layoff season start at ACN Strategy this year?

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Is Deloitte done with layoffs? Is there an expectation for another round of layoffs later towards year end?

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In your life, how times have you been let go or fired from your position. I’ll go - once, was let go for an elimination in position.

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The dictator fired all US attorneys appointed by Obama including the NY attorney Bharara who brought lawsuits against inside traders and other conmen!

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How are things going at ATK these days? I remember there were conversations of layoffs etc last year

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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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Just got an email from a partner asking to discuss the results of my CRT in the office tomorrow. I have high utilization but that doesn't seem to mean much. Am I being laid off?

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Ah the great Ad Agency Bubble, your agency is doing great, growing exponentially then boom, clients are lost, there are layoffs and there are no raises/promotions for a year. What do you do jump ship?

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I've been googling but please help!!! Anyone know of a way to erase txt messages.?!? Mgr and bf have same name sent the wrong pic to the wrong person... so not trying to get fired!!!

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Would Bain folks be willing to chat and perhaps provide a referral? ADC with experience looking to apply for consultant role. Thank you.

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VP at firm who is a strong sponsor offered to give warm intros at funds where he knows senior folks (Wharton alumni). I appreciate the sentiment and assume it’ll be informational but I have no idea what to ask these senior folks nor what to expect from the convo. I’d ask associates about the firm culture, their past deals, the pe landscape, and their responsibilities and say to keep in touch if there are open opportunities, but what should I be asking VPs and above? And what CTA to end with?

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High performer looking to jump to Tier 2 from Big 4. 2 years work experience on digital strategy and customer analytics projects. Love my firm but feel held back by peers / want broader experiences.

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Just wanted to give a big virtual hug and thank you to this group! About a week ago I asked for advice on contacting a client about her very interesting work. Just wanted to say that because of everyone's advice and support, I emailed her.... and it was AWESOME! We had an hour zoom chat and she is just super cool! 😊 So thank you ladies for giving me the confidence to just do it!

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I’m interested in transitioning to a consulting role in a consumer markets practice. I’ve been on a staff aug project doing back office compliance work so I’ve been trying to apply to different firms but I’m not having much luck. As additional background I’ve been running a successful side hustle for about 6 years, and I’ve gotten a decent understanding of growing a small business, consumer habits, but unfortunately I don’t have any consulting experience in consumer markets. Any advice or leads?

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Anyone buy percale sheets on Amazon? Any of them worth it?

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Y’all, I’m about to cry. I spent my entire workday plus got there early and stayed late to prep my classroom for in-person kiddos. I got an email at 4 saying the schedule changed and no one will be in my room now. I’m devastated...almost 10 hours of time wasted that could have been setting up virtual and planning/prepping lessons that I put off because I can do that from home. I’ll be working this weekend. What would you do/say?

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Does anybody know any solutions for having someone care for a mildly sick child? I have a 1-year-old in daycare and my wife and I both work. He is picking up various illnesses which is unfortunately not unusual for his age at daycare. If he has a fever he has to miss the following day of daycare even after the fever is gone. This is a good policy with covid but difficult for two working parents. Bright horizons used to provide care in this scenario but not in 2020 even with a negative covid test

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Question about h1b transfer: if my new h1b gets approved to start on 7/5 but I work for my old employer till 7/16 and join the new firm on 7/19, does that two weeks (7/5-19) count as unemployment since I am not "using" my new h1b??

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How long was your interview process at A&M and AlixP?

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Will audit firms pay you if you bring in a new client even at the senior level? I’m pretty close to a deal for an audit and no ones mentioned commission yet lol

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Federal BTA just promoted to consultant, looking to get on a commercial project. Any tips?

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