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Thoughts on CSR vs. Amex gold or platinum? I like the chase rewards portal a lot and usually use that to redeem for flights. However, I’m loyal to delta which I know has a better partnership with amex

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I see a lot of people condemning others for being critical or harsh towards Leadership at their agency, and I want to know why? We should be holding our Leaders to the highest standards and not feel bad about it, because they do the same to us and we are the ones being laid off or passed over for promotions/raises when we don’t meet their expectations, not them. Because indirectly when we fail, oftentimes it is more of a failure of Leadership than just one individual.

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Riffing off an earlier thread backpacks vs messengers... Decided to ditch the back pack. What are some cool work bags (male) that that are client presentable?

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I started a new job as an acd but didn’t leave my job at my old agency where I’m only a senior. They’re in two different cities and I’m remote so I can pull it off, I think. No overlapping clients either. Am I playing with fire here? TLDR: holding down two jobs simultaneously

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Which would you rather have at your agency? 1) Project manager who is tough but sometimes hurts feelings 2) Project manager who everyone likes but is conflict-averse and lax

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Has anyone seen or discussed this Petition for SHRM must support Black Lives Matter & the LGBTQ community? I’ve grown increasingly concerned and disappointed in SHRM’s lack of vocal support for employment protections for LGBTQ+ and black and brown workers, especially as a black woman in HR. It seems like SHRM is overly focused on what is absolutely “legal” and not what is right. I’m of the opinion HR professionals must not only be “legal” but have a relevant and compassionate stance

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Looking for Baby Boomer influencers on Instagram. Help!

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We have sales people in Canada and the US, the Canadians make 150K CAD and down here it’s 150K USD, the Canadians argue they should be making 30% more than the US colleagues to be equal bc of the exchange! I explain the salary is dependent on the market data for them in Canada, WHERE THEY LIVE, and you can’t compare it to the US employees and the market data down here. Overall they are both in the 75th% for total comp. for their industry. Am I wrong?

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Anyone actually keep their PHR active? I got my cert in 2013 and have done nothing since.

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Going to interview at Wolff Olins next week. Anyone have experience at Brand Consultancy shops compared to the more traditional agency setup? 🤒

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So, I’m currently interviewing for new job, and market is not bad, but I’m anxious and I am interviewing for every opportunity that comes my way (director/vp level, tech). Today, September 30 I received an invite for an initial interview for another opportunity. So I applied to this opportunity through networking on August 10 (!). It looks like a red flag for me and I’m thinking thankyounext, but again it’s covid time... Thoughts?

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Hi all! Does your company do anything to help working parents?

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Hi Sales Community - I’m moving from a Mid-Market sales position into Enterprise sales and would love to use this ramping period to enhance my skills. After being in sales for 4+ years I feel decently confident in my sales acumen but I never received any formal training or held an SDR role so I’ve always felt a bit underprepared. I was wondering if anyone has a good sales book recommendation that might be beneficial for me to check out as I head into a more senior role? Thanks!

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Can anyone recommend a certificate or course that is actually useful for developing professionals and/or reviewing performance? I don’t want/need something that is just a credential, I’m actually looking to get some formal grounding in these two topics so I can overhaul processes at my consulting firm. Thanks for your advice!!!

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Can we start a thread of agencies and locations that have moved to WFH and/or the additional measures your leadership team is taking?

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Any female MM/ENT AEs with SaaS or Fintech experience looking to make a move? Series D company positioned to IPO in 2 years. Would be wild if this works lol

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Is my agency the only one that continues to invest untold billable hours tweaking and refining our Keynote template well after the point of diminishing returns was crossed?

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Chicago shops. Burnett, FCB, DDB, & Energy BBDO. Which ones have the good perks? A gym, beer fridge, nice office vibes, summer days, cold brew, etc?

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Thoughts on creating unions within our industry to fight a host of pay problems?

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Now that networking events are virtual and limited opportunity for face to face meetings - how are new leads being generated besides website traffic. How do you "network" at virtual meetings and presentations?

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Layoffs today.

Decent/good performer in industry, 1.5 yoe. Any cons to bringing up promotion to my manager? (instead of waiting for them to bring it up)

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I have a final round interview at ClearView this week. I am very scared by the terrible Glassdoor reviews and the comments on this bowl.... Current/former CV consultants, is it as bad as it seems?

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I've been on the coolest proposal work for a project for 4 weeks now, been to 3 different countries. SOW still not signed, I can feel my utilization dropping. What to do...

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What % raises did you get when getting promoted from Mgr to SM for those in public accounting? Trying to gauge what I should expect when I’m up for a promotion.

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Just had my comp call and I feel I'm making much less than my peers. I've always been rated a 4/5. Advanced degree (non mba), National Advisory, NYC, PI-Analytics, Sr 3. How much should I be making?

I’m in Consulting with EY 2 years now (People Advisory Services specifically). My real interest is in communications - strategic corporate and political comms. Anyone have any experience of moving into this field from Big 4 consulting? I’m in Ireland so US context likely to be different, but still would love to hear people’s views.

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Are there any groups within the big four that don't require travel but still pay well and have growth/learning opps? (E.g internal operations, innovation, marketing, bus. Development)

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Non GoT question: How do you find projects where you can feel safe learning new things? Every project I've been on so far has been execute perfectly with almost zero feedback/assistance or you fail.

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Calling all FBers who got laid off for something very specific - can you please share what you did to get fired? I'm intentionally trying to get laid off

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Are international MBA programs still doing in-person classes? I was looking at doing a 1Y program over there but a lot of the drive was a “study abroad” experience. Don’t want to miss out on that because of the pandemic

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I’m really excited finding out that Juneteenth became a federal holiday today. Most of my past jobs I didn’t get all the 10 holidays (usually just between 6-8) but knowing the significance and history of Juneteenth, this is step in right direction.

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DM me if you are interested in lieu travel over the weekends ?

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American Airlines is introducing Basic Economy, their marketing campaign - And you thought we couldn't do worse

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Anyone here exited to P&G or Unilever in either purchasing or brand management? Any insights on the culture/benefits/progression in these companies are much appreciated.

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Does anyone else have friends who lack texting etiquette? Trying to figure out if I need better friends or if bad texting behaviour is now the norm. Wondering if I should start calling them out on it more or just give up. For example: friend: “What are you doing tomorrow night” me: “no set plans yet might do a zoom call” friend: [no reply] me: “rude. happy new year” friend: [no reply]

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Timeshare presentation offer.. for Westin Maui .. 5 nights + car + 5k points for $650. Should I bite?

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Any Guidehouse 🐠 could help explain the levels and salary structure? 6 YOE, no clearances but experience at both Deloitte and EY in public sector. How high could I negotiate salary for if expecting to come in at Manager at GH? Thank you!!

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Is it realistic to get a 15-20%raise from M3 to SM1?

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