Got fired today. All my above the line work got positive nods. My CD was overly picky about every word in my email blasts and collateral. I’m sure that’s what did it. Luckily I have a produced radio spot, another on the way, and tv spot being shot this month. Any advice?

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

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As many of us navigate the challenges of negotiating during Covid layoffs, my question is what do you think is a good, fair and realistic salary for an independent agency to offer a Creative Director with 10+ years of experience in metro Detroit, considering the current economic climate?

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Can someone please refer me to a Labor Lawyer in NYC? A coworker got laid off without a warning or evaluation process, just because our creative director had personal issues with her. We think she has a case. She’s a great creative and deserve justice.

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Agency has seen a lot of turnover due to layoffs and departures. How much notice would you expect a group creative director to give with that context?

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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 your mother wants to have a condescending argument when I tell her that I’m not qualified for the “creative director” position she sent from craigslist. Then continues to say, ‘well you don’t know until you try’. When I tell her I’m not qualified, she responds, ‘okay well you’re not qualified lets move on to a other topic’. Considering I’m a recently laid off junior, and she doesn’t seem to understand the ladder of career development. 🙄🙄🙄 Save me!

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My ECD was really pushing for me to get promoted to CD. Our group president wanted to see more townhall presentations by me and if I do so I can get promoted to CD in October, he promised.
Unfortunately, I will get laid off this month. What title do I give myself best on LinkedIn and my resume? Shall I go for CD? As the company will pay few more months of salary I’m thinking of keeping the company name on LinkedIn as well. Awkward to change title to CD at xxx?

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I just got laid off, and I’m not even mad about the job, but they literally didn’t even tell my CD before they let me go, then asked me not to tell anyone before they announced it to the network. I’m sorry, but on what planet am I not hanging up from that call and immediately calling my CD? Which is exactly what I did. They locked me out of my computer so I couldn’t even pass off files, plus it locked me out MID-call where I was being let go. Very professional. Also, my CCO didn’t even know. 🖕🏻

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Laid off yesterday. Being a foreign talent, am I still able to find a gig here Stateside? Should I stay or find a gig back home before my work visa expires? I’m just a highly awarded copywriting CD.

DDB Chicago is hiring a CD/Copy:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1802167864
Seems tone deaf to post this the day after massive layoffs, but I’m sure they have a reason. Recruiter info: taylor.styduhar@ddb.com
312-552-6254

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DDB Chicago is hiring a CD/Copy:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1802167864
Seems tone deaf to post this the day after massive layoffs, but I’m sure they have a reason. Recruiter info: taylor.styduhar@ddb.com
312-552-6254

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DDB Chicago is hiring a CD/Copy:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1802167864
Seems tone deaf to post this the day after massive layoffs, but I’m sure they have a reason. Recruiter info taylor.styduhar@ddb.com
312-552-6254

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Massive layoffs happened on Friday, and my CD was let go. He hired me, and we had a great work relationship. Today I just feel lost and weird. He won't be replaced because there's "no budget"...

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Laid off after Thanksgiving. 54. Not done yet. Plenty to offer. In Detroit but ready and able to move anywhere. AD/CD. Hangin in there. How bout you?

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Art Director: *gets laid off*
Art Director on LinkedIn: *updates title to Freelance Creative Director*

....no.

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Recently got laid off. After recruiters, applying online (Black Hole) & reaching out to my immediate contacts, I broke & checked out where former interns landed. One is now CD. Ok to contact re lead?

I used to freelance at a small in-house studio for a hospitality group and learned that the CD got fired. He contacted me about a new “side project" and I learned he wants me to make his portfolio.

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What exactly does VP mean? Contractual obligation, reports to President? Can’t get fired?
What are pros and cons if any of a position like VP Creative Director, etc.

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My CD is about to get fired because my partner and I are leaving. The reason? “He can’t keep a team for any length of time.” We’ve been there 2 years, what do they want, a lifelong commitment ?

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Hey CD who just laughed at my “layoffs at the White House” post, you should give me a job. 😏

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Be on the lookout for a CD who just left (was fired from) FCB Chicago. He likes to get blackout drunk and give impromptu “reviews” to people on his team. Which are really just verbal abuse. Report it.

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I’ve seen a dozen CDs try to engineer a turnaround at an agency, all of them failed and got fired. Has anyone been through a successful turnaround with a new CD? Were there any observable changes?

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Who's the first creative director to get fired due to to sexual harassment, post-Weinstein?

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Has anyone been fired and then ended up killing it elsewhere? Kinda feel like writing a thank you note to that asshole CD who told me I️ wasn’t at the “same level” as my fellow cws

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TBWA\CD, Leo, CP+B, Media Arts Lab. This week has been a layoff shitshow. Hope all those affected land on their feet soon!

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I think I’m about to get let go, along other senior folks, because my agency is top heavy and not quite hitting our numbers. I need minor eye surgery for a condition that they know about. My question is, should I let them know I am going to have surgery and may need to be out a day or two? Will that affect their decision to let me go if it seems like it is medical or age related (turn 45 tomorrow). Will it help my severance negotiations? I want to hold on to this job as long as possible.

How do you guys deal with burnout? This job was amazing when I started and the pay is good, but I feel like I’m being ground down a little more every day. I’ve been applying to AE jobs elsewhere but I’m competing with everyone who’s been laid off at this point I’m happy to get a rejection instead of being ghosted by the hiring manager. Any tips on getting out of this mindset? I feel trapped.

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Why are we getting so many campus hires again when we just laid-off so many folks?

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I’ve laid off people I haven’t even hired. Two of my interns were literally born yesterday. Theres already a line item in your current paycheck for our 401K, since you’ll work here in 7 short years.

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Left my consulting job after 2.25 years in October 2019 for a venture backed startup. Laid off in March 2020. Joined a VC fund as an intern shorty after, but our fundraise (for our fund) got pushed back.

I was approached about helping grow a small executive recruitment firm focused on private technology companies. I’ll be chief of staff. The company takes $150k/placement + equity. The co expects to hit $1m in rev this year. They also invest in startups.

Should I do it? Is this pigeonholing?

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Is it true that Deloitte is going to have layoffs in June and EY in July?

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Everyone! I need your help! I was laid off due to a reduction in force certainty impacted by COVID-19! I am based in Atlanta, Georgia and I am currently seeking Business Analysts, Project Manager, Scrum Master, or Product Manager opportunities. Please, any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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

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Thought: Should companies not give full time offers to incoming interns if that means they will be able to layoff a smaller number of workers who are qualified to do their job and not underperforming?

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What is normal severance if your laid off?

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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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When you hear about people in projects being laid off from the firm - how is that profitable? If there's money being made why would you stop it?

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I was due for a promotion but then covid hit, and during the peak of layoffs/furloughs, I was given the run-around that we have agency wide promotion freezes, etc. Over the past month, a handful of people have been promoted. I know everyone's situation is different but I can't help feeling snubbed. How do I know whether they are genuinely trying to promote me and can't, versus them stringing me along for as long as possible? I dont want it to come to having to bring another offer to the table..

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If you are on a 60 day PIP, what happens if you leave on medical leave around the 30 day mark. Do you still get fired at the 60 day mark?

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With layoffs slowing down. Does that give anyone reassurance of things going back to normal?

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Has anyone on H1B here been laid off and found a job within the 60 day graces period? If so, what was your strategy?

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Does anyone think forensics is safe from layoffs at KPMG?

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If you are not one of the 5 people running an agency or an office, when it comes to layoffs, you are either fucked or are yet to be fucked. Please discuss.

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