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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laid off by Acc, have final round interview for role at client as a new director who would be sponsor to the Acc project. If I get the job, how do I mess with them?

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I’ve joined the league of Covid layoffs. I was in an Art Director role with an experiential agency. I’d love to move into a more strategy focused role next — any advice on how best to pivot?

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All time best tactical plan briefing & creative kickoff? What blew your mind? What fired thise right brain neurons? Meeting structure? Acct briefing:brainstorm ratio? ALL insights welcomed.🤹🏻‍♂️

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Double dipping on severance and paycheck from new job. Can former companies even find out that you have a new job if you keep quiet?

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Indian staff member scared about getting rolled off and getting fired + lose his H1B. Yet comes in late to work and is completely unresponsive and unproductive. I'm done, you're fired.

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Has anyone gotten in trouble for uploading documents to the cloud? Am I going to get fired?

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Is anyone else scared of signing a new apartment lease because they’re unsure if they’re being laid off in the next few months 😅

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Welp...I got a 4, they should've just fired me because I am keeping it 💯, I am doing the bare min from now until I leave.. #screwuPwC

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Took a job about three months ago. It is obviously a sinking ship. People are being laid off left and right. Everyone else is quitting. I have two opportunities to get out. Should I take one?

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Incoming recession is scaring me and knowing how common layoffs are at my company 😣😣😣😣😣

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Corporate card suspended for a +90 day balance of .37. Am I getting fired?

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What’s the bare minimum amount of time you should stay at an agency? Suspecting (another) round of layoffs and don’t want to get caught with my pants down.

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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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What happens as an account person if your agency loses the account? Are you automatically laid off or does an agency typically try to move you to a new account?

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I was laid off Q4 2019. I'm hopeful something will pan out within the next couple of months. Severance has now ended. Wondering if I should apply for unemployment. Any downside?

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How often does The Big 4 have layoffs because of how poorly they are doing / how poorly the economy is doing? Are certain LoS more susceptible to being laid off than others? (cont’d)

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Getting laid off in 4 weeks due to re-org. Next steps? Would anyone be willing to do a referral? (Repost from Exit Ops)

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Is it sad that I hate my agency so much I dream of getting fired? Because it would be better than working here while searching elsewhere?

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What have you seen people fired for at your agency/ies? (This is meant to give some lessons for others on here)

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Every Sunday I say to myself...if I just didn't go to work tomorrow, how long could I go until I got fired.

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It’s so nice that every agency laying off people, have those left standing (and other agencies) trying to hustle jobs for their unemployed friends, but there are also a ton of people who were unemployed prior to Covid...so no severance, job hunting lot longer, and not earning income for longer time...hurting even MORE due to quarantine.

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Those that have been laid off recently are you speaking to an employment lawyer at all? What are the reasons to / not to?

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For those who were affected by Agency layoffs, how long did it take for you to get back on your feet and find a new position?

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How does campus correction for comp work in India consults? Asking for MBB/Big4/Accenture/LEK/other boutiques Deloitte USI hardly adjusts comp and the salaries of experienced campus hires are comparable to SCs or even Ms in some cases

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Anyone here have a connection at Palantir? There’s a position open that I’d love to go for but I think a referral would help my chances. Thanks in advance.

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Anyone know the salary range for a Sup in LA?

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Another layoff at Uber - buy or sell?

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Any other female creative teams feel like it’s hard to be a female creative team without being type casted for beauty etc?

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Does your firm cut your hours? Does this affect your bonus? I always thought all firms did this, however, reading some of the comments here has me questioning whether this practice is universal.

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Princeton area - still live with my parents 💀

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Question for others who are looking for work due to COVID layoffs: what are you doing to make some money until agencies start hiring again?

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Culture at Deloitte? Go!

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Just got an RFE for a new H1B petition filed under premium processing in late August. Very nervous about the ultimate outcome under the current political environment, with all the daily changes and EOs. Not really sure what they’re requesting yet, we prepared a very good application. Any tips or suggestions? Anyone undergoing a similar experience?

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Looking for AM/AS Account jobs in Chicago open to a long distance candidate (will relo, no comp needed). Anyone have any suggestions on local recruiters that might be able to assist?

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Hi PwC IFS peeps! I have a friend who is applying to an IFS role. What are chances on successfully negotiating a sign on bonus?

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What happens if you overcharge holiday hours? I must have accidentally charged an extra holiday day and now have -8 hours showing.

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Anyone know the Deloitte SC salary for GSAPers this year? Base/signing?

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Can one do freelance gigs while working full-time? Has anyone done that?

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How to get learned up in scrum really fast? Best resources? Before they find out I don’t know what I’m doing?

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Anyone transfer an accounting degree from the United States to work in Australia? What steps did you take?

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Help I am talking to a guy who is clearly much smarter than me (top schools, amazing job, very curious about life). How do you not get intimidated by this?! As in he would run 10km before breakfast while I would be snoozing through a rem cycle!

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CBpartners, SKP, trinity senior analyst salaries?

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