Anyone have experience with half of a CW/AD team getting laid off?

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We just let a bunch of contractors go, which makes up ~80% of our staff 😢

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@ACD1 Miami, we haven’t lost all of them yet but we let a lot go and it looks like the axe will be coming down on more soon :(

Yes. My partner got laid off once and I didn’t. It was weird.

Yes. I was laid off and my partner wasn’t. I helped hire him.

I got laid off and my writer stayed. We lost the account I got hired for. Last in, first out. I’m guessing there were other factors as well. He just had a kid, and was super tight with our CDs, Creative Managers, etc.

Yeah my writer got let go and I was kept, it was tough cos he and I came in as an established team from a previous agency, had worked together for a while, and were mates out of work

I was let go, writer was kept on

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