I used to be in consulting but moved over to social impact two years ago. I found out I’m getting laid off EOM due to budget cut and I’m really sad. I really don’t have the motivation to apply for new roles, interview etc when usually I actually love that process. Also my role was well paid for nonprofit sector and looking at other roles in the space makes me realize I’m not going to get close to the same salary again. Considering consulting again but loved this job 1000% more. Advice?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 😢

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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! 😢

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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❤️

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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!!!!!

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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.

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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:

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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.

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Would you be sad if you got fired today?

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Just got laid off today 😥 super sad

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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.

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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?

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...

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Bf’s company just did layoffs today. He survived, but is extremely sad... any advice from someone who went through layoffs?

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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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“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 Emmy winner

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How bad were the layoffs at Pub NY? So sad

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.

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When you dream that you got fired from your job, wake up, and get sad because it was just a dream! #timetogetout

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Who else is sad about losing a coworker to a layoff this week? 😢

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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... 😕

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Got laid off this year and super sad about lack of holiday party 😔

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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.

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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

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“If I said / did / acted the way the client just did, I’d probably get fired for it.” - Me, multiple times each day 💭

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Feeling anxious, that an impending wave of layoffs is coming. As a way to anticipate, would everyone comment if they have been let go or know of them happening somewhere?

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I was laid off from my job awhile back and I have a gap through temp jobs I was doing. How should I display this on my resume? Leave the gap or say contractor or temp.

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I was placed on PIP due to unavailable projects... and right before my pip period was about the end, I got placed on a project. is it weird I was hoping to get fired and get my severance package?

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The lions are about to hire the D coordinator from the Patriots who just lost to the D coordinator of the Eagles who the lions fired a few years ago 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ I will never see lions SB 🙁

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How long can you go without having anything to do before you get laid off?

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Any post-MBAs from Deloitte recently laid off that were expecting GSAP tuition reimbursement? If so, did you receive any?

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What other firms are experiencing FS layoffs? Sounds like majority PwC based on previous posts.

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Heard through the grapevine. Bunch of analysts got fired for getting too drunk at DU and passed out in the bushes. Can anyone confirm or deny?

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When someone gets fired/laid off but they keep their previous title/agency on LinkedIn, does anyone ever tell them to change it?

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What steps do you all take to prepare for layoffs (outside of an updated resume)? I’m not really expecting layoffs within my practice (fin services), but want to be prepared so that if it does happen I’m not spending months looking for a job.

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Will I get fired for being on the bench for two months after starting?

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Layoffs at Accenture?

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When do Q4 layoffs typically start? Right away or at end or throughout?

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Just got laid off! What personal documents should I grab from my work laptop? What else should I remember to do? Sorry mind is a bit of a blur.

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How many days on the bench before getting fired is a real possibility? Asking for a friend

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Small town teachers....how do you get past the insulation? I can’t talk to anyone in my district about issues I’m having with admin because it’s a small town & they cover each other and gaslight you. The school district only cares about their PR and has vague policies that keep us from saying against them, yet we can’t say anything TO them either. My union rep is trying to help but she also said that it’s all too common for small towns. They always win & you just have to suck it up or get fired.

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Can someone explain the difference between being counseled out and being fired? With an emphasis on why counsel someone out but not fire them, and vice versa.

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How is the business going for all you consultants? Are your companies getting new projects? Any layoffs ?

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hey all, i’m 3 years into my career. some decent work produced, some awards (mostly student). after getting laid off last fall and many many applications and emails sent, I’ve decided to spend time and money on a creative PR stunt to get my dream agencies’ attention. I’ve decided I don’t want to settle any longer, and I’m ready to make the jump to the elite. so people that have made it to their dream agencies: when did it happen for you, what made it happen, and was it everything you hoped for?

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If a job posting states TS/SCI required, but I only have a TS. Should I bother applying? Was told SCI portion doesn't take long to get.

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“If I said / did / acted the way the client just did, I’d probably get fired for it.” - Me, multiple times each day 💭

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How do people afford 20% down on homes above 500K? Outside of inheriting cash, curious how late 20s early 30s folks find themselves with 100K plus in cash?

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I started with my bar prep company in March and have been working remotely since. I don’t feel like I was ever properly trained (can’t tell if that’s because of poor management or WFH or both) but I have a hard time with the contract management system and have made several mistakes. Of course, I wasn’t trained in the CMS and am only taught how to do something correctly after I’ve don’t it incorrectly. Any advice on keeping things in perspective? I feel like I’m underperforming but only with tech

Got the official word that my baby girl is scheduled for her open heart surgery on 9/10 to repair her VSD. Knew this day was coming eventually but still so anxious and scared.

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What’s Google’s strategy role interview like? I have a first round video interview coming up

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Hi Fishes, I have a offer from Deloitte of 14.68 CTC at Hyderabad location. But i don't want to relocate even after the pandemic also. Is there any chance they can give me permanent WFH . TIA

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Any advice on dealing with “work from home”? Aside from execution/writing/production time...isn’t it important to be working together anymore? I like the energy & brainstorming. Makes things better.

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any fish using Project Fi, I started using it next month. what is your opinion on it?

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Feeling anxious, that an impending wave of layoffs is coming. As a way to anticipate, would everyone comment if they have been let go or know of them happening somewhere?

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Struggling heavily with mental health amid the crisis, due to loneliness and the gradual realization that we're really in this for the long haul and things likely aren't going back to normal for a long time. Zoom calls help a little but not that much and the constant barrage of people talking about 'the new normal' only makes it worse. Any tips/advice?

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For implementation of a project , Is delivery important or leadership ? If only one had to be chosen rather which will you give more weightage

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Does anyone here regret joining MBB? If so, why?

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I have received job offer from Worley. I wanted to know the work culture, company easy if working , hike and vp policies, wfh and other factors. Can anyone let me know something about this company.

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Anyone want Accenture referral? Ping me job code,resume,your name,gender,DOB,Email ID @shabo.4199@gmail.com

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Position/group/location/salary I’ll start...senior/tax/nyc/100k

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Been out of the job hunt game a while...how to handle salary negotiations? I already gave my expected salary range to the HR rep, and I’m about to receive a formal offer with a number hopefully...

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I was laid off from my job awhile back and I have a gap through temp jobs I was doing. How should I display this on my resume? Leave the gap or say contractor or temp.

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