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Just started as an analyst and I have no idea what I’m doing. Anxious all the time that I’m just a fraud. Only me and an SM on a project and I just worry I’m going to screw everything up and get fired.

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Hey friends, I was laid off (due to COVID) from Accenture a month ago as an analyst. I had a pretty good network of SM, MD and managers that I talked to frequently before. However once I was laid off, I got depressed and haven’t reached out to any of them. I feel horrible but I’m trying to push myself out of my depression and make some positive changes. My fear is that at this point, I’m just a number and that they don’t care. It’s causing me anxiety and I’m telling myself it’s too late now.

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Suggestions! Was put on PIP coz of last year's util%. Currently having intermin above expectations in PIP. PIP POC says BPOC(SM I haven't worked with) fired on him for giving a good feedback and asked to set unrealistic expectations w/o - clarity in requirements, supporting docs(tho they have it) and feedback. I have recorded the calls with PIP POC & coach telling that they can't go against BPOC and give a good feedback despite I meeting all the expectations. Should I show the rcrding to MD/HR?

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Something’s been weighing on my mind. I messed up in a steering committee & tripped infront of the Sr. Client Stakeholders. I made a few other mistakes and was rolled off by my manager (SM) b/c I sucked and it was a higher burn engagement he needed a stronger BA. Now I find out he might’ve been laid off and I can’t help but to think it was my fault. We never really talked after this engagement but I feel like it’s my clumsiness that him fired and it makes me feel guilty and give a me anxiety.

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Laid off SM fish from Tech Strat..in open waters now..to get hunted.

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My recommender got laid off from the firm. What do I say for her description in the application portal? “Ex Senior Manager”? “Ex EY”??

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Fellow Fishes - I am seeking referral in Atlassian.. got laid off last week (SM, 15YOE) looking next gig actively. Thank You 🙏🏼

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I am 30 and just got promoted to Senior manager. I think I am doing well but I feel I am driven more by pessimism, imposter syndrome, and fear of getting fired as opposed to a positive mindset and the desire to thrive in my career. I feel like I am suffering from some sort of a mental issue but wanted to throw it out here and get some advice to deal with this from the fishbowl fam as opposed to going to therapy. Thanks in advance for your responses!

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Dallas tax layoffs - 9 in BTS (4 SM, 2 mgr, 3 staff). Int and SALT no layoffs yet but expecting EOW.

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Nobody has emailed me since last Thursday. Am I fired but just don’t know it? Escalation email asking for work to do to SM and Partner haven’t been responded to, nobody should be on PTO as far as the calendar says

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Is it appropriate to talk with your M and SM about your concern over layoffs? I want to talk to them about wanting to increase my workload and scope.

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SM here - if my work visa is not renewed, would I be eligible for severance? Current non compete has 3 months of severance included

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Can a Senior Manager who otherwise has a good reputation, get fired for bullying? If not, will this person still make it to partner? There seems to be a lack of transparency in firms around this

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If I go back to my previous big 4 firm from D will people think it’s because of the layoffs? My former SM reached out and said I’m welcome back anytime....

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Serious question: should I do anything in response to a SM trying his damnedest to get me fired without cause?

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When is the right time to leave a firm? Firm isn't doing well with recent layoffs, leadership turnover, meh comp. On the other hand I have excellent support and mentorship from M/SM I aligned........

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Current M at big 4. Oppty to move to a Director role(SM equiv) at a smaller firm with large layoffs 2 years ago but rebounding. 10% base bump, higher bonus target , more resp. Stay or go?

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Found out a SM derailed my promotion this year. I'm on my way out to a better job & SM just got fired for being toxic. They want me to stay because of that. Should I reconsider? #profitsfirst

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I’m not waiting on the next season of Game of Thrones anymore! My project fills in for all that drama! 1 client stakeholder fired, 1 SM fired, 2 put on probation and they are taking about next phase🤣

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Came in to find out the pmo got fired just before holidays . The other manager tells me not to trust the senior manager , who actually was the one to staff me . Should I tell the senior manager ?

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It feels so good when your best friend is your senior manager and you build a case against a less senior manager then he is fired. Sucks but feels so good.

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Laid off today, would appreciate any advice for next steps for a senior manager

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Has anyone gotten laid off from one big4 and gone to another big4 and stayed there for several years to manager, senior manager position?

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My SM keeps joking about getting fired. Do you think that there is any validity to it?

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Heard about possible SM and MD layoffs today?

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Just heard that they may be a round of analyst layoffs in the west due to not enough projects and too many analysts being on the bench for too long. Source SM from the Midwest

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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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Does anyone else feel like some of the recent layoffs are premature? Especially with the President’s reopening guidelines today. I feel that agencies could of held on to employees longer.

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Am I watching the political version of the Apprentice? Defy me and "You're fired!" While a federal judge can't be fired per se by POTUS I predict there will be turnover in the justice department

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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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If I get laid off, who should I go to for a letter of recommendation for MBA application?

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Fear of being laid off (at 50) is so all enveloping that it’s affecting my health and sleep. I have a pit in my stomach all the time. Sitting alone at home (single) knowing if I’m on the list I’ll never get hired again. And not enough savings for the next three years let alone forty. Decision makers: when you lay somebody off you are condemning them to years of unemployment. fight not to do it.

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Arguing consistently with manager on approach. Even told her last year workpapers sucked. I'm so fired. Lol 🤣😂🔫 and I'm on student visa And goodbye 5 at senior 1 after pulling an excellent year

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Went to HR to complain about horrible manager. Will I get fired or let go? I was just speaking up for myself.

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Any recommendations of finding a new job? Was laid off and am having difficulty as a senior

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Get caught in a layoff? My team is growing. Seeking Senior Strategists and Strategy Directors. Large Midwest agency with Fortune 500 clients. Remote now, relo later. Inquire within (my DMs)

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Holiday weekend? What holiday? It's been holiday since I'm laid off 🍾🍾😂😂🍷🍻🔥💥

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What day did you get laid off? I feel like layoffs always happen on a Tuesday.

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I'm on an engagement and a manager jokingly told a new associate "you're fired" and the associate jokingly said back "f*** you". Do you think that was appropriate? Should that get held against her?

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What happens if you’re an associate and you’re fired for “performance” suddenly. You had a performance review the week before and their was no talk of this. How do you perceive this?

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Got a mysterious invite with a senior partner to "catch-up" on Friday.....thinking D is going to let me go. Anyone know what sort of severance package I can expect? It has been an amazing couple years

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Are MBB doing layoffs?

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How do background checks work with a potential employer? Is it just contacting deloittHR and verifying employment dates and title? I’m guessing HR can’t say anything about performance or layoffs, etc?

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Just had a client put a big m&a deal on hold indefinitely. Seeing this as a broader trend- investors selling, freezes on new deals. Worried we’ll see layoffs in our group soon. Anyone else?

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Does layoff information appear on background checks done by future employers?

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Have layoffs already begun at Richards Group? Unrelated, but not really: Know of an opening in creative? Post it here.

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Just got done with final interview yesterday. Recruiter emailed me this morning asking to set up time to speak. Good news or no?

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If you are on an 8 hour a day engagement, how do you also interview for full time jobs? Tips?

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If you decide to quit after your bonus hits your bank account, would you have to give it back?

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When do you suppose advertising will be fun again? Our friends in strategy say people are getting tired of the “COVID commercials”.

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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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What (if any) signing bonus would be appropriate for switching to a smaller boutique firm? I'd be a lateral hire. Post MBA.

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Interviewed with a panel and the hiring manager encouraged me to email her. Any tips on what to include in the follow up email. I really want this role but I feel like I messed up on one of the technical sessions that she wasn’t involved in.

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Any LinkedIn 🐠 PMs here willing to talk about LinkedIn culture and possibly provide a referral?

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What is the salary range at EY (Advisory - DnA) for Managers, in NYC? Any other information would also help - like levels (M1/M2/M3 if applicable) etc. Thank You!

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Five hours delayed in Dallas with AA!! Can I ask for miles or any type of compensation?

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Tips on how to feel content at current firm again after going through rounds of interviews and not getting an offer?

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I was promoted in January and promised to get a raise sometime in the summer. Due to Covid we all got 10% pay cuts instead. When is a good time to bring this up? I should add we’ve been hiring people (5 people in my department alone) and winning new business.

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Best resource for learning R? I’m a novice with programming skills if that helps you understand where I’m coming from.

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This is my assessment year for the promotion. I’m feeling like I’m over burdened with work. Not a daily thing but sometimes to an extent where I feeL lonely sad and down. Should I suck it up or say no

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What’s a “fellow” position at McK? Someone I know in the Seoul office went from BA to a fellow. What does this mean?

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I have an offer on the table but I'm currently at firm wide training. If I put in my two weeks now could there be any legal recourse? All expense are paid.

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FB fam, remember to cancel your Monday night hotel reservations!

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Everyone at my client site is sick 😷

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My H1B extension expiring Dec 2021 My firm seems not to be bothered to start GC process for I-140. Is it too late or I have time??

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