Watching 50 Shades, if I were *that* unprepared with a meeting with a CEO, I would have been fired/dismissed on the spot, smh

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I work for a small boutique firm with ABYSMAL and TOXIC culture. The CEO has a habit of firing anyone who questions/disobeys him (he fired 40+ consultants since concis started) 5 consultants (incl myself) quit in the past 2 weeks leaving the firm with less than 10 consultants. I’m loving this karma

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Regular person goes broke in the pandemic: 4-hour food bank lines and eviction. Company goes bankrupt in the pandemic: employees get laid off and the CEO gets a seven-figure bonus (that's not hyperbole - here's a partial list of companies that have done just that):

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Sooo we just had a town hall with the managing partner/CEO and I don't know if it was intentional, but the background was his MASSIVE, palatial country/vacation house. Am I wrong for feeling that this he was a bit out of touch? Especially since many of us associates are still scrambling for work and we're under constant fear of being laid off.

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Crispin has layoffs a couple of weeks ago. They announced it at a virtual town hall. The CEO did the usual “good people, hard to see them go” routine. Then he pivoted to the fact that he had safely made it to his Swedish vacation home and proceeded to walk around with his laptop and show it off to everyone.

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Accenture CEO said on earnings call that accelerated performance cycle will help manage low performers at greater pace if need to pull levers. More layoffs are incoming soon. About last layoffs, we didn't do any layoffs it's cost adjustments mostly in operation centers and restructure due new growth model. 🤷‍♂️

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How reliable do we think the Deloitte Tax CEO’s “intel” is on the other Big 4 doing layoffs?

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I got laid off because of covid and need to discuss the severance package with my ceo tomorrow. Company offers 6 months, I want more as it probably will take much longer to find a new job. Any tips for a conversation like this? I’m normally a strong person related to my work but feel very uncomfortable and uncertain right now. He is a good talker and I’m afraid he will walk all over me.

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CEO is hosting a town hall on Zoom to say there will be no layoffs and no salary cuts and someone has just used the chat to ask for a stipend to buy a chair. This is why we can’t have nice things

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Why are the only big-name layoffs Creatives? No agency president, CEO or CFO who left their agency unprepared is being fired?

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Interviewing w/ IBM Watson Health... Anyone have feedback on the firm / direction? Curious about brand new CEO...firm has acquired a lot in healthcare recently, but also had major layoffs last year

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Is it weird that my CEO has not issued any communication to the company about the impact of the pandemic and what we are doing? Meanwhile, people are being laid off, furloughed and taking pay cuts.

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CEO’s out there guaranteeing no Covid layoffs, cutting their own salaries and creating employee relief funds. Aside from employee videos, which leaders in advertising are stepping up with actions?

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Anyone else a member of bsc? Finally got an email from them today but no answer on how they’re treating recurring charges while they’re closed and read article that ceo laid off every single employee

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McDonald’s fired their CEO for having a relationship with an employee. How many agencies would have their leadership decimated if this was a rule in advertising?

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Fired for a bullshit reason by a sociopathic boss so he could make a political play and hire a lady to look good to the CEO. He was promoted quickly after. Any tips for moving on. Still feel wronged

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So I’ve had two interviews at a start up, one over video chat and the other was two hours long in-person with the CEO and the co-founder, but during the process I was laid off from my job (continued)

CEO: “You have a choice: Either toe the line and accept this is corporate America or...” Me: “What’s the severance package?” CEO: “Generous.” Me: “I’ll do that. Right, I’m off to the bar.”

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Calling all FBers who got laid off for something very specific - can you please share what you did to get fired? I'm intentionally trying to get laid off

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

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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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Hey ladies, getting pushed out/laid off so if any of you know of open roles, feel free to DM me and let me know! For role reference I am a senior associate with corporate finance experience.

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Yes or no question - Do you know or know of anyone who got fired or counseled out of the firm for claiming bankruptcy?

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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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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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I’ve been working at a toxic agency and I just got laid-off. What I Say: “I’m so sad this happened.” How I Feel:

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Anyone had applied for the Diversity Visa lottery (GC) and got it? Would love to hear your story! I applied for one myself and will be hearing back in May.

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Any auditors in here get their CFE after you already passed your CPA? Did your firm pay you more for it?

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Hey ladies, I am planning to switch to a new firm after a 1 year because of visa issues can’t move immediately. Can you please help me how should I plan my coming 1 year to get the best job offer. I have shortlisted some firms till now, updated my resume.

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So when the thought of starting your workday makes your heartbeat speed up and you get physically ill…it’s probably time to look for a new job, right?

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5000 miles or $100 e-cert to use on any united flight. Which would you take?

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I could never go back to waking up at 430 AM on Monday to catch my 600 AM flight.

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Anyone stuck in the hell that is DFW tonight?

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What is the going rate for ~5 years post-MBA Consulting (Sr. Mgr/Principal) and Industry (Director+ in tech and other industries) roles? Looking for some data points to make me feel even worse about my current salary.

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What’s the rationale of people who move from FAANG, MBB or MSFT to small companies?

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Anyone changed jobs while H1B premium processing was suspended? How long did it take? Did your new employer wait for long? If so, why?

I don't like the saying "switching gears to another project". It's not accurate because I just run into another garbage fire but at the exact same speed. We should be saying "switching weapons with which to inflict self harm on the anus of my soul".

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Thoughts on starting an MBA at 25? Would it be too young? I’m hoping to recruit for MBB after, would my lower years of experience be a challenge in any way?

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Wish people understood the importance of screen protectors on flights. I can see your entire solution's architecture diagram right now 💻@1D flying to IAD🙅

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

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Any recommended companies that are good options for international students in computer science wanting to do an internship in software development

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Do you wake up early to workout and make an effort to eat healthy while on vacation?

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How do I nicely tell a director (not the one I report to) that I don’t want to work on a project that she’s trying to get me on? My manager and I already had a conversation about me not working on this specific thing (he and I both agree it isn’t something that’ll help my case for promotion, doesn’t need three people working on it, etc). Manager said he’d talk to her but it isn’t sinking in…

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How mature is the PE industry in emerging markets (SEA, Africa, Latin America, etc). Just limited to mega funds or could one break in without IB experience? Based in US currently

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Does anyone live in a state outside of their home office? Is it a risky move?

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Is University of Cumberlands (Kentucky) a good place to do your day 1 cpt. I mean is it ok for your H1B application.

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