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Word on the street is R/GA's HUSTLE LA is looking for a writer! No connections there - worth applying anyway?

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Whoever includes the word Bigly in their headline will win the Grand Prix at Cannes next year.

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Imposter syndrome is so damn real (and sad). 75% of the time when I am presenting, talking through, responding etc work or thoughts I feel I am “so off, this isn’t right”. Then all it takes is (cont.)

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McKinsey 🐠- does the firm hire managers from Big 4 firms as EMs instead of Associates? What’s the best time in the recruiting process to push for this?

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How is the proposed tax holiday going to work? You don't pay taxes now but owe it by April 15 2021?

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First world problem butttt...wouldn’t it be nice if you could connect Netflix to your Bonvoy app? I’m tired of typing it every single week. 😂

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