{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Anybody going into an anxiety spiral every time they hear the word recession? Or is that just me?", "post_id": "5d56d844f97160002be7abd0", "reply_count": 16, "vote_count": 13, "bowl_id": "5908c9d5f735ee00105b9fa4", "bowl_name": "WFH Freelancers", "feed_type": "bowl" }
null

Anybody going into an anxiety spiral every time they hear the word recession? Or is that just me?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

It feels like we are in one already. At least in advertising.

like

Yep. Same. Been out of full time work for 10 long months until this last week. Same as some other friends in this biz. It’s been a crap year. Landed big freelance gig with tech company tho.

like

I dread what throwing an industry already in a self induced recession on top of a real recession will bring.

On the bright side the industry is already so lean and stripped down that it won't be as big of a change when it happens? Wishful thinking?

like

Hopefully nail in coffin for holding companies

likeuplifting

🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽

like

I’m unprepared. After getting laid off, the freelance world has been a merry-go-round. Lost most savings trying to help my spouse & this summer feel like I can’t get arrested. So I’m gonna find a good cardboard box under the Brooklyn bridge cuz that’s where I may be.

like

It’s a buying opportunity tbh

upliftingsmart

I do. But then I realize I have no control over it

like

This is exactly how things felt in 2008. Advertising is the canary in the coal mine. Recession is coming.

like

Yup. I've been trying to find a full-time position for 5 months now. No luck. 😔

like

Same

Advertising is one of the few industries that’s been going down since the rest of the country recovered from the great recession. The slide started happing right around when Facebook went public and started actively getting into the digital media game.

like

Only when followed by the word Trump

It’s a little scary but don’t dwell on it. Remember that the rest of the worlds’ economies are directly or indirectly backed by the U.S. Dollar, and the dollar is literally backed by nothing anymore except the perception of its own strength. Which means that when we feel a little economic discomfort, the rest of the world, especially the third world, feels pain. The market adjusts itself when necessary but the status quo will never be allowed to dramatically change. Advertising has become inextricably linked with 21st century life so the world will always need advertisers. The best you can do is continue honing your craft so if/when the belt gets tightened you’re someone who can’t be left behind.

Additional Posts in WFH Freelancers

Hello Fishes! Can anyone recommend me some good platforms which can provide Data analysis courses which includes SQL, Power Bi/Tableau, and excel? It would be great if they help in placement too! Thanks 👍

like

Hi Friends,

Anybody working in Adobe in the payroll of another company?
Need to clarify few details please.

like

Deloitte friends: taking my first PTO since joining the firm in a couple of weeks; is there an expectation to essentially be remote or is it real PTO here? Previous job PTO just meant work elsewhere..

Is it possible to get Tier 2 rating while on probation in AC Kolkata?

I joined in November last year and have been communicated by coach that performance wise I am Tier 2. How much hike can a Tier 2 rating fetch this June? Though my probabtion will end this month.

like

Cisive is hiring for
Technical Quality Analyst Engineer
Dm for refferal

Post Photo
like

Anyone have insight on the firm Spire Law?

like

Hi- Does anyone knows if Hirings are on hold for SAP SD opportunities?

like

Thoughts on GlobalX ETFs? The company in general, any specific ETFs you like/dislike, their expense ratio, whatever…. Leaving this open ended in an attempt to spark convo.

like
like

Koi hai boys school wala meri tarah 😂😂

Post Photo
like

I’m a junior motion graphic designer with one year experience, what is the day rate for a person with my experience ( I don’t know if I’m down playing myself but I have an offer right now and I’m not sure if I should negotiate the rates or not), to be clear what I’m asking is how much should a person with my experience which is one year could get with a big media company

like

Is a TC 160-170k for Amazon BIE L5 in NYC appropriate? I have 1yoe FAANG analyst and 3yoe non-faang mar/consulting roles.
Reg. why leaving, just a personal reason. No pip, no conflict with teams.
Thank you.

Any Chinese restaurant recommendations in DC? Authentic places please. Not fancy / fusion restaurants. Also, any places I should check out other than the typical touristy spots? 🙏🏻 Thx!

like

Any #pharmacovigilance vacancies for experienced ?

like

Hello Fishes,
Need your
suggestion.Is it right to leave @oracle in just 3 months for @Ericsson global india offer.YOE 10 years
@Oracle 32 lpa
@Ericsson 39 lpa

Hey hi Accenture folks in my cid status coming as interview scheduled I had interview 5months back couldn’t get reply of them also my status remains same from there how to deal with this?
Insight will helpful.

Proud of Google for firing the clown who authored the anti-diversity rant. Unfortunately a lot of people feel the same way but remain silent when around women and minorities. Mediocrity is a threat...

like

Has anyone owned a Tymo Hypersonic hairdryer before? Looking for a cheaper hairdryer from the dyson but still good quality

like

How to measure success: well illustrated by Vineet Nayar

Post Photo
like

Additional Posts (overall)

Love the R/GA gig posts that specify, “Creative Directors need not apply.”

funnylikesmart

Do you pay estimated quarterly taxes? I prefer just paying the underpayment penalty, but curious what others do.

like

Data / “marketing strategy” peeps - how are you getting freelance gigs??

Want to move back into freelance - is there a marketplace or placement agency? I really hate LinkedIn. I haven’t had to network since well before Covid and it’s a whole new world.

like

SF freelance production rates? I’m looking for 1) broadcast 2) line 3) post and 4) integrated. Rates are often different for each in other cities I’ve worked in

Can you work full time and freelance for another agency? How does it work? Do you just email recruiters?

like

What’s a good subject line for an introduction email? Mine always feel so spammy.

likehelpful

How can you prove someone didn’t hire you because of your age / too old?

like

Anyone heard of companies hiring producers at the moment in LA area? Freelance (or even FT?) - just re-entering the market.

Direct to Client (small client) - For a long term relationship- How would you set up your fee proposal so it comes across professionally and feels valuable to them? Day Rates, Retainer, project fees?

like

Freelancers, how are you saving for retirement? Traditional IRA, SEP IRA, Roth IRA, SIMPLE IRA, or self-employed 401(k)?

like

Mid level teams

Post Photo
like

I think I know the answer to this, but is it at all possible to freelance for two agencies at the same time under the same holding company?

funnylike

SolomonPage is looking to fill a freelance senior writer position at a NY agency, doing campaign work for a CPG brand at $60/hour. I want to remind creatives they’re worth more and it’s a bad deal. Don’t take it.

likefunny

How do I break in to freelancing for analytics audits, measurement, etc? Any advice? I know there’s demand.

like

If I want to start freelancing on the side of my full time position. How do I list my full time position on my resume? Do I need to change it to something more freelance friendly?

like

Recently started freelancing and working from home and realized that I really need a quality office chair cause my current one is killing my back. Any suggestions below $500 if possible?

like

Have a 6+ month gig at a lame tech company with ok pay, got offered a 2 week (potential extension 🙄) lame large agency for so much more. I’m taking the lame agency and hope they extend. YOLO!

like

New to freelancing. How much would you charge by project, for say... a total site re write, about 4-5 pages of content. Client is hesitant to agree to hourly.
7 yrs experience in industry

Would you give up freelancing for a full time gig?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

New to Fishbowl?

image with Fishbowl logo and arms reaching out for a handshake

Already have an account? Log in

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Messaging rates may apply

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal