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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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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Does D give you a severance package when you're fired for poor performance?

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Heard S& has laid off +30 people in the Middle East. How are other firms doing in the region?

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If the big4 has an up or out model, do a lot of senior managers get laid off? Not everyone can be a partner/principle. How long can someone be a partner/principle for?

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How do I have the conversation with a Partner about writing a letter of rec for a PhD program? Will I put myself a risk of being laid off if I express interest in continuing my education?

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PwC folks who got laid off, what reason were you offered for that?

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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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Accenture HR: When a prospective employer runs a background check, does HR tell them reason for leaving (quit, fired, etc.) or just dates of employment? Was fired in September and wondering if I am required to tell them (upon asking why there’s a gap) if I was fired or just that I decided to leave.

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Made it a year without getting fired, and my reward is google stock vest. What's the best restaurant you've visited in LA in the last year?

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Fairly certain I’m getting laid off in an hour. Been through it once before. Any tips?

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Does anyone else feel like their burn-out cycle is shorter? It used to take me about 2 years of grind before I hit a burn-out phase where I needed to do some serious recuperating. It feels like I'm at 3 months now, or even less. I've already spoken to my wife about building quarterly mini-vacations into my schedule just to keep my energy up. And by burn-out, I mean you're at the point that every single ball you are juggling can drop and you get fired and almost see that as a blessing.

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I got laid off in august and found a freelance gig a couple weeks later. If the freelance gig goes away will I qualify for unemployment? Assuming I don’t qualify right now, right? (I’m in CA)

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Checking in with those who were laid off a few months ago. How are you all doing? Are you having any luck finding open positions?

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Leaving the firm for grad school in a month. Trying to get a severance package but recently got a new career counselor. Do I tell her I'm going to grad school in a month? Or keep my mouth shut until I

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All this news of layoffs is so depressing. I’m blaming holding company greed. This forces agencies to be ruthless and squeeze employees until they are in the brink of nervous breakdowns.

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It is very difficult to do my job and think creatively when I’m living each day in constant fear of being laid off. I’m grateful to have a job, but damn, sometimes I feel like I’m coming apart at the seams. Happy Saturday, everyone.

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Analysts who left in their 1st year either (voluntarily or laid off) where did you end up and how long did it take you? Consulting isn't for me and I'm obviously only eligible for entry level roles

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Anyone else having crazy layoffs this week? 😞

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Does anyone have more information about the layoffs at Grant Thornton?

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Any get offended that you’re used as a diversity & inclusion chip for presenting at orals because the other teams are bringing all men?

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Where is Mr. Trump during all this? Even Trump supporters must agree this guy is completely MIA and not showing any leadership or trying to bring a sense of calm or unity to the nation.

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