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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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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.

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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?

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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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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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Serious question: has W+K ever had layoffs in the last decade or so? I don’t think I’ve ever heard about it if so.

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Anyone laid off from big four gotten a severance package? Level and what did package include?

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So which firms have had layoffs so far? Ive only heard of midtier firms, no big 4?

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Whom ever thunk of vision 2020 should be fired!

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If I get fired and file for unemployment and then move to another state without a job can I still collect while looking?

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Any reason to be worried about being on the bench in OTT? I know a lot of us are, but worried because of the S&O layoffs, etc. Anyone heard anything?

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Strategy & - which partners in the Middle East region got laid off recently?

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Just got laid off from my job due to restructuring... as an Aussie worker in NYC on an E3 visa being laid off for the first time, im lost...any leads and advice is absolutely appreciated

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Anyone hear of any stories where a Partner candidate was fired just before getting promoted?

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Lots of venting here, and I totally get it. But any creatives here still actually get fired up about the big idea? 💡

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What is the best way to get through being laid off? It’s been a few months. This is my first lay off so it’s been tough. Hope to find a job soon.

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I have been cleaning up a project that was broken so it could be moved into someone else's workstream.. guess I did a good job cause they fired him and had me take over both.. fml. I hate PMing.

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With all this crap with the ratings and the layoffs, I'm gonna start talking to recruiters tomorrow and activate my network. This is more trouble than it's worth. I work my ass off I don't deserve thi

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Do we lose negotiating power in looking for a new job if we got laid off?? In other words, will it be hard to acquire same level or higher salary?

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Anyone get laid off just prior to bonus? It happens every year but no one talks about it. Most brutal practice in the industry imo

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I think I’m potentially about to be fired this week in retaliation from my boss...what should I do?

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The only shortlists I care about right now are the ones finance is making. Congrats you are not being laid off and have moved to the final round of judging.

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When does Kearney do its evaluations? When can I expect to hear of the outcome? Should I be at all afraid of being laid off?

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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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Do consultants at MBB have to network to find projects or is the process easier? Do you guys feel the stress to find roles to avoid layoffs?

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Applying for a strategic account manager role at Google - any general pointers for the initial call with the recruiter?

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Looking for projects and no luck so far. Anyone have a lead I can chase?

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What is the% jump in salary from staff to senior promotion in tax?

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If I put a TVC in my book (as an art director), what are the general assumptions of my role in the project? Are art directors usually supposed to handle set design and stuff in addition to concepting it? Should I be specific in my book as to what parts I did or didn’t do or leave that to when people ask in interviews?

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Hello Everyone! Can someone please tell me how long it take to complete all interview rounds at Mckinsey & Company? I've received received an email saying they are getting to know me better and was asked fill couple of more form or second round.. however I've not have anything since then. Your advise will sincerely be appreciated? Thank you!!

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I was confident that my late-stage interview with Uber went well - just received a rejection email. Perhaps I'm rationalizing, but is it safe to chalk this up as a good miss given the volatility of their business?

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Baby copywriter in CA. Just wondering if there are any good West Coast options for someone like me, or if I’m going to have to move to Chicago/NY ?

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Any single ladies in Westin Chicago North Shore?

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Pregnant, my SIL was at a different country for 2 weeks and coming back today and tomorrow planning on attending her parents thanksgiving lunch and they want me to come, they don’t know I’m pregnant, I think it’s so irresponsible of her to not even quarantine for 2-3 days before doing this! Husband said well don’t go, but then what if he gets it and gets me sick!

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How much $ would you ask for if going for a product manager role at a tech company and have 4-5 years of consulting experience?

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Has anyone in NY received unemployment benefits yet? My claim status has been pending for 6 weeks now. Obviously I’ve tried calling hundreds of times but I can’t get a human being on the phone. Help?!

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What skill set do I need to get out of big 4? Are big 4 considered to be the bottom of food chain? My ultimate goal in my life is to be able to post here with a logo to make you all jealous.

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Can anyone provide some insight on PE operations roles? Specifically, (1) typical hours (2) travel (3) compensation compared to consulting (4) anything else you think is important

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Brought fireball nibs to DCA.. flight at 8 est, who down to 🔥🔥

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Day 2 of going client side. 👀 Any lessons learned/watch outs you can pass along?

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My mother in law has been extremely obese ever since my husband was a little kid. She’s refused to get any help or do anything to lose weight. When we got married, she promise she would lose weight for the wedding but never did. My husband and father in law are just so sick of it and I feel especially bad for my FIL because he’s getting old and wants to enjoy live, travel but she literally has stopped him from doing anything. She can’t even fly or do anything because of her weight.

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I feel like my coworkers and my boss dont trust me. Everytime im given an ownership to something, someone else takes it over. Everytime I give an opinion, people doubt me eventhough many times a different person bring up the same exact thing I say and everybodys on board. Everytime there is an opportunity to lead, my boss always assigns it to everybody in my position but me. I feel down, like is something wrong with me? What can I do?

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Delta Airbus 330-200.. very long flight (14 hrs) - should we do exit row window/aisle or middle comfort plus seats in the first comfort plus row(right after business)? 😱

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Is the worst part of freelancing having to chase down your $$? I've got two clients that go dark come payment time. How do I handle?

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I am being groomed to be a managing director, per the direction of several current MDs. However, I feel extremely overwhelmed by all the asks for my time and it is taking a toll on my mental health...

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