I have awesome creative work from a client that has fallen into scandal. Specifically, they were a recently acquired beverage company who’s CEO was in a sexual scandal and then the company went into layoffs and rushed get more investor money to try to salvage the business. Needless to say, it didn’t work but the brand got sold to some super conglomerate.

All this to say, do I put the good work in my portfolio? Do I keep it password protected? What would you do?

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Anybody has had any major client business related fails. For me an interesting one was we questioning CEO why they have not done (a rather obvious) cross sell to which he actually replied ‘we didn’t get around to it, but that feels like a good idea and an opportunity’ it probably costed the firm about 10-20% in profit p.a. for 10 odd years. I was amazed and horrified at the same time that he said it coz I would have been fired for much less

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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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No matter how much good feedback I get and how well received my work is by clients, I constantly assume I’m about to be called in to the CEO’s office and fired.

Why is that?

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Agency CEO: This is a family... but if our annual profits are only 5% instead of 7%, you’re fired. 🤔🤨

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My company folded and the CEO fired everyone and only guaranteed 2 days pay... He was on vacation when this was sent out to the entire staff.

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So what do you say to your CEO at his farewell party, after he gotten fired?

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Sexism story: ceo calls team into office with org chart in private - points at all the female SVPs "they're really VPs but we call them SVPs for optics, let me know if you need them fired"

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To my Deloitte colleagues: I just returned from maternity leave, and while I’m very grateful I was able to stay home with baby for 6 months I’m really anxious about returning and my utilization (50% now). Our RM is really slow and says we have a lot of new projects but hasn’t assigned me to one. I am doing trainings but not billing, and I don’t believe I’ll be staffed next week or the next either. Have reached out to a partner for extra work but haven’t heard back. Afraid I’ll get fired.

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If my supervisor rejects my PTO request and I go anyway, will I get fired or just rolled off this project?

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Went to HR to complain about horrible manager. Will I get fired or let go? I was just speaking up for myself.

Anyone in their mid-late 40s feel a rising sense of anxiety about your age in this business and the prospect of “aging out”? If so, what’s your plan to continue your career?

I for one don’t ever want to be in a situation where I’m in my 50s and get laid off in advertising (let alone any business, but particularly this one.)

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Has anyone ever successfully double dipped? About to get laid off with severance and got an offer letter elsewhere. Will the agency I’m getting severance from find out? Also - 2 different cities.

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Laid off! 🤕

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Should AAE’s and AE’s be worried about getting laid off or no ?

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Anyone know Deloitte core business group in Deloitte consulting LLP?

Salary range, business outlook of this group amid layoffs and green card initiation timeline?

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I moved to FAANG a year ago. What in your opinion is the best way to prep for layoffs? I just heard a few leaders in another vertical got laid off because they didn’t hit their targets. I’m not very concerned but still wary. I know I can prob head back to consulting but just covering all bases. Really like my job right now.

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Have seen a lot of referral threads on here. Since most of us have at-will employment couldn't we be fired if our firms found us soliciting other firms? I know it's unlikely but still seems to be a

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Publicis Seattle layoffs? Is the rumor true?

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PwC and Deloitte layoffs...... Where did you land your next job (if you landed one)? 🚀

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Hearing rumors about layoffs at a firm on here and I want to address them in an interview next week. Bad idea to cite fishbowl? Another way to do it? Want them to know I’ve heard about layoffs.

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

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Why do D layoffs target newer people? I know of several people with great reviews + high utilization but less than 1 year tenure and were let go. Whereas some with several years of tenure but mediocre/good ratings still have a job.

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Have any of you gotten fired? Not laid off or anything? Like fired due to performance or low utilization, etc. If so, how did you bounce back from it?

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Aight fam. Spent last year on the PIP, almost got fired mid year, but worked on firm initiatives like a machine through the year, and killed it on client projects. Finally out of the PIP. Fuck yeah!!!

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Word on the street is that there's yet ANOTHER round of layoffs tomorrow... 🙃

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More layoffs at VaynerMedia this week. I've survived 3 rounds in less than a year.... maybe this time I start looking for another job?

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What do you do when you receive a verbal confirmation of an offer but then the recruiters you were working with got laid off? Also don’t have the contacts of the other interviewers lol

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Hi All,
I have cleared 1st round in Barclays. I need suggestions on the 2nd round i.e online assessment. This round is related to core values and mindset of Barclays. As per the HR this round is extremely important. Anyone can help me with the questionnaire please?
TIA

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Back sleepers, how did you manage to not sleep on your back later in pregnancy? I keep waking up, conscious that I'm on my back, and roll over on my side, but the cycle repeats because I keep ending up on my back.

I'm only 16 weeks, but I've been trying to train myself to sleep on my side for about a week since I know I'll need to later in pregnany. Not sleeping on my back is way harder than I thought it'd be.

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When you get appraisal:

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McKinsey & Company Seeking for help for my job search! I am looking for more challenging as well as lucrative opportunities! Anyone at McKinsey & Company PwC Accenture Deloitte Amazon willing to chat ? Any type of resume review/understanding the process better/getting insights are more than welcome! I do have a list of positions I think I am a great fit for, I would be more than grateful if you would take up a humble referral request as well. #OliverWynman #BostonConsultingGroup

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FIS global vs Tech M vs wipro

I’m interested in how you made the progression from Director to CMO. Any advice on resources? I’ve worked most of my career as a solo marketer.

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