Ogilvy leadership talk alot about transparency. I would love them to put their words into action. Lauren should come out and confirm that she did not get a bonus (the sad truth of the matter is that despite layoffs, revenue and margin declines, it would not surprise me if she did). Sad state of affairs. Happy to stand corrected.
Well I just got laid off from the industry job I started a few months ago and hated. The fact that I’m not even remotely sad about it shows how toxic and horrible the experience was. Good thing is I already have interviews lined up and have been applying to jobs way more in the past week so I’m not even phased.
My little sister got engaged today. She’s so in love and she truly found her soulmate. I’m so happy for her but I can’t help but feel bad for me. She’s always been an over achiever and has always “beat” me in everything (job, looks, love, social life etc). She and her fiancé are moving into a nice new condo in an amazing city while I’m single and stuck with my parents because I got laid off during Covid. I love my sister, but I’m so sad about my current state. I don’t know how to feel better.
I got laid off in the most disrespectful and demoralizing way. I was sad and depressed. Then the clouds parted, and the sun came back out. I focused on positives. I gave out good vibes. I helped a bunch of people. I tried to not get dragged down in spite and bitterness. It was really hard!
Best part? I just got hired after only 3 weeks off and it’s for somewhere better (a TRULY independent shop!) I’m making more money and will be working with people who seem talented, capable, and smart.
Been hell of a year so far. Sort of bittersweet. Lost my job a few months back. Laid off the first time. But my net worth is all time high. And not only that, this has been the fastest increase. 401k up 40% this year. Personal brokerage up 40%. And just refinanced at 2.5. Not sure whether to be sad or happy. Guess will go with happy for now.
I was sad to hear about layoffs at W+K. If you were part of this and want another job in PDX, we’re hiring (although, technically, you can live anywhere now and WFH).
I’m feeling very sad. I just learned that the partner in my previous firm got fired. I considered him my mentor. He took me under his wing. He was my Don Draper and I was his Peggy Olson. I’m really bummed about this, heartbroken and worried. Nobody knows why. The ex-colleague said everything was normal, they sent him emails but bounced back. Nobody saw it coming. 😢
Anyone else struggling with jealousy after being laid off?
I feel sad and angry when I think about the people who can stay just because their group has a union and / or they work there over 10, some even 20 years.
I really loved working at this agency. My bad luck was that our group lost our only client. I really wish I could stay! 😢
Was laid off last week from Deloitte after two years. While I’m sad about the situation, I’m taking it as a sign from the universe to start anew. Interested in pivoting to public sector consulting. Would anyone from Guidehouse be able to refer me? Curious about the day to day life of someone working at Guidehouse as well. Thank you in advance.
Know this may be a long shot in terms of actual responses but:
@PPMDs, what are your thoughts on the current/impending COVID specific layoffs at your firm?
E.G. Glad for the opportunity to reduce the headcount of mid performing SMs with little/no chance of making PPMD? Sad to see a firm you’re a part of undergo such unforeseen circumstances?
Quick vent: fiancé and I were going to put an offer in on an apartment we loved before all of this Covid stuff happened but changed that plan to rent to buy starting Aug to be safer. The sellers just told us they accepted someone else’s offer to buy. We, especially me, were in love with the apartment but we were too risk adverse to buy now bc if Covid and fiancé working at a startup that had layoffs in the beginning. Just sad bc we’ve been looking for two years and this was the perfect place.
It’s hard to be motivated when rounds of layoffs happen and you see all your friends leave. But one thing that’s gotten me through all of this is working out. And when I say workout I mean the most pathetic, sad, barely completed beginner-level cardio dance routines. I’ve somehow forced myself to move while on lockdown and it’s somehow forced me to feel better. Whatever you’re doing, wherever you are: get up and move even if you don’t finish or end up going on a walk. Pls take care of yourself❤️
DDB Chicago posted ‘we’re hiring!’ today. For the same creative roles they just laid off.￼The press DDB would’ve gotten for being the first agency to bring people back? But instead they humiliated those people with this tone. Really sad!!!!!
So Uber layoffs have started. Uber subsidiary Careem to let go 31% of it’s staff. Sad state of affairs...
My coworkers and I were laid off from Grant Thornton mostly due to utilization issues, although it's sad that utilizations were out of our control, should've left earlier like the rest of our peers.
I’ve been working at a toxic agency and I just got laid-off.
What I Say: “I’m so sad this happened.”
How I Feel:
If the loss of health insurance for millions of Americans due to layoffs because of a health pandemic can't get buy in for Medicare for all, nothing will... Makes me sad
Feeling done and sad... convinced I’m going to be laid off soon, my attempts to get interviews aren’t bearing fruit, and I feel like my careers going in the toilet... I know my situation isn’t unique,
Is Accenture telling folks to use PTO if they are on the bench? I assume once they have used up PTO- they will get laid off? This is both sad and very scary.
I was going to sign a new lease on an amazing apartment. I hate where I live, but now I’m afraid to move and get laid off and not be able to pay higher rent. I’m so sad and anxious about this. Cont’d.
Would you be sad if you got fired today?
Just got laid off today 😥 super sad
How do you survive in a company after layoffs? Feel thankful to have a job, but the people left are miserable and overworked and sad.
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?
Do you feel sad when engagement finished, as a result, multiple people got fired from client side? Actually not their fault. But executive get rid of them to cover their own ass. I felt like shit...
Bf’s company just did layoffs today. He survived, but is extremely sad... any advice from someone who went through layoffs?
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?
“Two years ago I couldn’t get a job. I was fired. My income dropped to 1/16th. It’s so sad my husband couldn’t be here. (committed suicide) You CAN turn things around” - Joan Rivers 1990
The sad irony of all the good people who tried to roll out a good product and now have been fired by the AI logic of that bastardized (Microsoft) product so that they can hire more offshore workers.
When you dream that you got fired from your job, wake up, and get sad because it was just a dream! #timetogetout
Pretty sure co-worker is having his exit interview right now. Was talking about getting fired last week but first meeting with mgr signaled no firing. He looked super sad going in... 😕
Community post for those Deloitters who just got laid off. Not to ask how/why, but to support each other in next steps and comfort those who are just plain sad.
To all the Deloitters - it's sad that there are layoffs.. Its good that you want to share the news and "warn" others but how about following a template -- level, office, service line, rating
My firm pays staff & seniors hourly, with 1.5x pay for overtime. Firm just cut our hours from the normal 58-60 down to 40 a week for the foreseeable future. Should I be concerned about layoffs?
If anybody is being impacted by the KPMG layoffs let me know if you want to talk about new opportunities
So, I gave my agency an advanced 4 week notice of my departure so they could have time to plan for my replacement and the team wouldn’t be left in a lurch, and now they’re deciding that my last day will be two weeks earlier. That doesn’t feel right. It feels like I’m being fired for quitting. An agency full of good people you thought were your friends turned out to be all about business and numbers. Lesson learned. Never give an advanced notice.
Hello Folks , Recently got laid off. Any leads for Project Manager roles or any project management roles will be appreciated. I have overall 7 years experience in IT project management. Thank you 🙏🏼
CCTC including all benefits is 16.57 with 8.3 YOE, primarily focused on Manual Testing.
Is it worth looking for another opportunity?
I am afraid after seeing layoffs news of EPAM, Publicis Sapient & most of the other companies calling employees in the office.
I love my WFH in PwC India & base location of Kolkata. & the best thing is stability in PwC India, they never lay off!!
Ralph Watson fired from CP+B.
I'm thinking I won't be getting promoted if not laid off at the end Q2 or sooner. What are some good exit ops for an associate with 2 yoe in tech consulting? Exp in Cloud, PMO, IT Risk, and SoD.
Seeing all these Deloitte "tellyourstory" posts on LinkedIn and no one is telling their story about the forced pay cuts or unnecessary layoffs.
I got laid off today and need a new job asap. Would love to connect with anyone looking for a junior writer.
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?
Agency laid off all producers, is now having BA produce. BA texts laid off employees for vendor recs. 🙄 (the eye roll is at the agency, not the BA manager who didn’t sign up for this...)
When I was at Accenture I thought ACN Strategy was the top of the top but I didn’t go to a fancy school so imagine how hard it was to network my way in. Then they stopped transfers because of COVID and I was laid off despite all of the good reviews I had calling for me to be promoted. I was almost happy with 100k just to be a senior analyst in Strategy.
Today I just signed my offer at a tier 2 firm and I’m making over 180k. Thank you Accenture for the lay off. EVERYONE KEEP PUSHING!!!!!!!!
I’ve got a really good job. Wasn’t looking to move but a big 4 consulting firm reached out. I received a very generous/life changing offer. I’m so worried about work/life balance if I take this offer. Also worried about layoffs in a year or two when the market gets back to normal. I’ve got an infant and a 5 year old. I know that I can manage my current workload. I don’t want to pass up a great opportunity but I’ve got to be available for my family too!
Recruiter reached out about opportunity with mobile gaming startup - 100K starting comp with promise of significant raise 1 year in. Said they fired last person cause they wouldn't put in the CONT....
ACN peeps- Since all the firms seem to be doing it....have we heard any rumors about layoffs at Accenture? Just wondering when they would be most likely to happen?
“We’re totally on board with your director reco. We’ll just need you to sign this waiver.”
29M super frustrated with dating apps and really not interested in what is coming my way through matrimonial apps (indian parents, see?) at this point I am just waiting for a miracle in terms of meeting the one. Guys that can relate, how do you get on with it everyday? Just mentally draining.🙈 suggestions welcome.
What are the things you dislike the MOST about being a freelancer? For me, it’s being excluded from mtgs, lack of input and an overall feeling of being on the practice team.
Anyone here from wipro gurugaon?
SOS CALLING ALL MOMS:
What questions would you ask when tiouring daycares for your 15 month old? No question is too trivial!
Tips for interview as Senior PM for D365? Also, what sort of Salary range is fair if asked? (Based in Tx) 5yoe, MBA, 6 yrs military.