Should Severance packages be included in total comp discussions? What amount of time, if any, is acceptable for a Director level role? What amount of time, if any is acceptable for a VP level role?

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At Deloitte now. laid off last year while on medical leave. Landed a new job with the help of a senior mentor and vouched for me not knowing my medical limitations. I just had to take sick leave again on the first project out of the gate. Dr is recommending 40 hours a week which will not fit the requirements of my director role. I feel like I need to switch roles to a non client facing role to be realistic in my health limitations. How do I make the switch and have the convo with w my mentor?

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Any funny Glow Ups? This person in my previous company/local office got fired as an associate and everyone talked about how awful she was & generally didn’t treat her well — later on she’s a director at one of their key accounts. Watch out who you treat like dirt.

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I have been in the industry for ~ 20 years, career slowed down when I went part time to raise a family and care for aging parents and when I moved to Milwaukee, I took a demotion. I was part of Covid layoffs and have been applying for an Account Director role. When I looked on LinkedIn, the company has a lot of young people at VP level. How do I negotiate for that after the fact? What does VP mean at your company?

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My old agency is soon going to be releasing work that was originally my art director and my idea - got laid off during COVID. It probably has changed since we left, but can we still ask to have our names on the project?

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In the process of negotiating an offer in hand at F100 medical manufacturing company as a senior director. Is negotiating severance into the employment contract standard? If so, what is typical?

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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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Laid off by Deloitte and although having immediate rehire eligibility (pmd said this) firm is sparsely hiring. Got a director level role in industry and am psyched to start soon! Learned a lot at the firm and am excited for my next opportunity.

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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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What's the shortest tenure you have ever had I just got fired from an industry job after escalating against a director as he was boiling the ocean

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In house peeps: I’m interviewing for an in house director of communications role at a tech startup in NYC. I have almost 20 years of experience and worked at top tier national agencies. Before I was laid off I was making $250k. What is reasonable to expect for salary given the current environment?

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The worst part of working overtime right after the longest tax season of your life is your spouse getting pissed at you for working. I’m a tax manager who has been the acting tax Director since my firm fired our last Director the week before Christmas. Work has been hell for the last 7 months and now on top of everything else, I’m in charge of payroll (we fired our payroll department in January but still kept like 25 clients for fun) and returns are due Friday. I’m depressed and exhausted.

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Layoffs at VSA Partners today in Chicago and NYC. 25 people. Don't worry, though, because almost all of the director level and execs didn't get cut! Phew! Only largely senior level designers! (Yes, being sarcastic.)

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Wife has just been laid off from Deloitte. Anyone in the NYC area hiring for a director of cyber strategy focusing on threat intel? She also has too-secret clearance.

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I’m a 2nd year business analyst on H1B looking for opportunities. About to be laid off and struggling to get any leads or referrals. I’ve worked with Lifesciences and Tech clients and lead workstreams to collaborate with director level leadership for implementation projects. I also have experience in change management and project management roles. Would anyone be willing to help in this situation? I’m looking for opportunities in Bay Area that sponsor visa. [cont in comments]

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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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Is it weird to reach out and check up on ex coworkers who were recently laid off? Had a director I worked with closely laid off and want to reach out to them. Also think I’ll be laid off soon FWIW

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Ex-Deloitte (and other) consultants who got laid off: If your experience has been in strategy or payments, my firm is still hiring. We have positions open at Director, Manager, SC and juniors levels.

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Why do the department heads never get laid off in times like these? One head of production or ecd or director of planning must equal three or four real working staff. Business 101right?

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After layoffs and people quitting I’m just realizing that I’m going to be the most senior art person left...I’m a jr art director a year out of school now working with an ECD and a bunch of interns...

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Interviewing for a director role in industry, but worried about Covid’s impact. What’s appropriate language to use to ask if my role would be on the chopping block if the company does layoffs?

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Should I be alarmed that I haven’t had a conversation with my director in a week +? (Any tips for coming to terms with being laid off for the first time?)

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Left a super toxic marketing team, it consequently fell apart. My boss was fired then the director quit. Started a new job and have 0 stress and a very nice team. 👏🏻 The 👏🏻Grass👏🏻 Can👏🏻 Be👏🏻 Greener👏🏻

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Got laid off this week—any freelance opportunities floating around for an Art Director? I’ll literally take anything at this point.

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Art Director: *gets laid off* Art Director on LinkedIn: *updates title to Freelance Creative Director* ....no.

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Have you ever gone to war with a senior member and won? A senior Director out here, is straight up trying to get me fired and has shat on me to HR. I’m utilizing the help of a few VPs to stay alive

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Left PWC last year, I am a manager in top regional company , my VP and Director got fired 2 weeks ago due to re-org. Should I start looking? Would I get cut too?

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If one of your major clients(m) came on to your senior art director(m), and after being rejected decided to pull their business from your agency unless you fired the AD. What would you do?

What are typical severance packages for manager and below? Director and above?

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What are typical severance packages for manager and below? Director and above?

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Have you ever negotiated severance or a guaranteed exit package as part of your offer letter? What have you seen for Group Director roles?

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My boss got laid off at the beginning of this year and I’ve been doing both my job and his job on the agency’s largest account. (He was the account director) In searching his email for necessary...

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I think im probably going to get fired in the next 6 months. Should I just start searching now.

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Hey guys I also got laid off at D. 1 year experience as a BTA>S&A>CCG. Would anybody mind helping a mate out with any referrals? Would love to discuss over DM. Appreciate your help, thank you so much!

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Finally got my YE! Was hoping to at least get a 3 after hearing about all the layoffs and the 4's going around. Got a 2 and I am EXTREMELY relieved! 🙌🏻🎉 Now I can really start my weekend! 😎🍾

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Does anyone know why CIRA's president wasn't fired? Like.. what's that all aboot, eh?

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I’m 29, at my first serious job, and am getting fired (not laid off). Feel like an idiot, and don’t know anyone else my age who has been fired. If you’ve been fired, can you tell me about it? I’m LA based in PR & Comms.

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If you were to be laid off or fired today. How long do you think it take the average person to find a née job?

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What are partners hearing about the need to do furlough/layoffs? Heard of Deloitte and Accenture laid off/furloughs already within certain practice areas

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If you are not married or without your own family, would you move back with your parents if you have been laid off? Or would you dip into savings / unemployment to keep the lights on?

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What agency ISN’T going through layoffs right now?

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After getting laid off 2 weeks ago, I fired off about 20 resumes to different places. I have not received any feedback at all. Any ideas how to get past the computer and in front of someone?

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Is it wrong that I like when people leave or get fired? Not like I get joy from misfortune but I love the drama and scoop

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Any creatives impacted by Forsman Bodenfors layoffs? That agency does beautiful, powerful work.

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Former KPMG fish, when you got severance, was it lump sum or paid out like your normal paycheck?

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Well fuck. I got laid off. Just when you think you’re in the clear, 2020 brings the pain. Guess it’s true that the big title comes with a big target.

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Just got laid off today.... anyone hiring account executives? 3 years experience working across integrated campaigns in multiple industries. Hungry and eager to get back into the weeds!!

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Laid off today. Anyone willing to refer a fellow fish?

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Laid off bc of lack of work, told I have a few weeks to find a new job BUT have been getting assigned new projects since then. Wtf do I do?

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KPMG fam, have you heard of any layoffs in our firm?

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📊 Poll: If you sense you're going to get fired soon, should you just quit?

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If anyone deserves to have layoffs, it’s those folks in TSA - Bunch of lazy people standing around and whiling their time chatting.

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My LO has an infection with high fever and my husband and I have been WFH all week to take care of her. Even though the infection is not contagious, it’s instructed by our pediatrician that she cannot go back to daycare until she’s fever free without any medication for 24h. My husband has been antsy to go back to work and has informed me that he absolutely has to go back tomorrow no matter what and we should just send her back to daycare with a dose of Motrin in the morning.

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Anybody familiar with coping around rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD)? I have ADHD, and the therapist believes I exhibit symptoms of RSD,i.e, worrying too much about every single comment a client made ( people pleaser) ? Doesn't criticism or perceived rejection cause emotional pain or anger? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

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Anyone looking for UA miles, Hyatt or Hilton pts? Have excess I want to liquidate

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Might seem like a silly question but do any of your firms, or do you know of any firms, that have fairly progressive cultures? WFH has made me realize how incredibly stifled I felt in the office. I want to be able to show some tattoos, have a purple streak in my hair, wear artistic clothing etc and still be taken seriously. Does this kind of utopia exist or am I being extremely naive? I'm originally an artist. I hate how much I've realized that I've stifled my personality for this industry.

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How is the work culture at Axis Bank corporate office? Any insights into WLB, appraisals and growth trajectory?

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How do u bill for ruined vacation due to client work. I was called all the way out of the country because folks waited until the last minute and I ended up working remotely.

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Close to winning a case which, if we do win, means my client will supply enough coal in a decade to add the equivalent of 30,000 London to New York flights in CO2 to the Earth. Been avoiding mirrors today ☹️☹️

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What's the deal w The Gwen? Was is a Westin before the renovation? The removes awaiting renovation are pretty plain

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Anybody looking for data people just got laid off

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Can low utilization be the sole reason for a person getting fired?

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