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Every day, I see creatives I admire “liking” the most inane posts on LinkedIn. I don’t get it. It begs the question: what’s wrong with me?

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There’s nothing wrong with you. They’re celebrating mediocrity with the vain hope that the ECD/CD posting it will give them a job.

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The creatives you admire know politics is as much a part of making great work as anything else.

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This sorta makes sense. There’s also a fair amount of good creatives who stay the F away from LinkedIn.

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Can you give an example of inane posts? Like an award show jury announcement? Curious to see if I do this behaviour.

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Imagine being a LI influencer. Bye

How does this affect you?

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OP I'm with you. I've had to mute people because of the "I was running late to an interview b/c I was helping a random homeless person. That homeless person turned out to be the boss. Compassion is the key. Agree?" posts. Those are Facebook type posts. I'm on LinkedIn to see work, updates, opportunities, events. Not pointless drivel. I feel bad for the fans of Vayner's work that have to put up with Gary's cartoons everyday.

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Politics of the workplace is such nonsense but it real.

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Anybody know what the annual salary range for global planning director is in NYC?

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I have been noticing I'm always on the defensive by default when I talk to someone new - this could be anyone from a new neighbor, to a new co-worker, to a agent at Comcast 🤦🏻‍♀️ I used to be cheery and now I just have a "get to the point, no bullshit answer" and I realize I probably sound rude. What's wrong with me?

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How come there are so many pregnancy announcements on LinkedIn 🤔

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The only thing holding me back from signing up for Tinder is running into people from my office that is on it as well.....is there a filter for that?! #awkward

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Can any moms share OB/maternity care recommendations? We just found out we’re pregnant!

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Anyone able to refer for a good company as for internal audit or risk advisory? Looking for Richmond, VA area or fully remote. Target base is $125k and above. I have my CPA and 6-7 years of experience (1.5 at big 4, 3 in mgmt consulting, 1.5 corporate)

For the ladies who slept with their long time SO after the first few dates...how did you allow the sex to not get in the way of building a relationship and all that?

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Take a look at Lessontrader.com. An online marketplace for teachers to buy and sell resources. All of your hard earned work for virtual learning can be posted on lessontrader and make you some extra money! FREE membership with discount code “vipfree”. Once you upload a lesson there is nothing else needed. Just wait and collect once someone buys your stuff.

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Anyone willing to provide a referral to SE roles at Twitter or Reddit?

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If anyone here believes the conspiracy theories and wants to listen to have a civil discussion about them feel free to comment and we can talk about it.

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Hi Sharks!

I've received verbal confirmation from
Barclays but have not received an offer letter yet. My status currently shows "Offer Extended". HR has informed me that many offer letters have been stuck due to some IT issue.

Any fellow brethren here going through the same issue?

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Lawyer: “can we change the term In the announcement to X?”

Public affairs officer: “No. we have to use this term Y because that’s what (federal agency) uses. The secretary of (federal agency) said so.”

Lawyer: “um, we don’t work for the secretary. we at this firm sue the secretary.”

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Oracle or Accolite Digital both are offering almost same CTC.
Tech stack : Python, sql

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What specific traits and attributes do you value in your producers? What do you feel makes a great producer?

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How much will be the impact on in hand salary with Vs without HRA exemption if fixed compensation is 20LPA ?

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Has anyone here done ayahuasca bc I want to!

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Urgently looking for RPA Business Analyst.

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What makes you want to seriously date a girl?

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How is Sutherland IT side ? Is it worth to join as Associate Manager for Quality ?

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First time lux watch buyer. Realized I’m heading to NRT, SIN, HKG, and LHR over the next month. Better deals in those cities / airports than in the US? Any advice (perhaps a loaded question)

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Not enough experience for senior level roles, overqualified for manager roles.. welcome to the hell of mid-level job searching.

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I cannot take a compliment. I get SO awkward.

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Camping and barely have cell service. Idiotically decided to check my work email. Read an email with client feedback, ten pages long. My clients are dumb AF.

Fcuk them, fcuk this. *Cracks next beer*

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I want to quit my job and just live from day to day doing whatever I feel like doing that morning. Not because I hate my job, but because life really is too short not to. I just need the balls to..

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Award season bums me out. Lots of bs case studies when the actual work was terrible or mediocre, yet our careers depend on these awards mostly. It's like the actual work doesn't matter.

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I’m gay and I’m tired of seeing every brand on my LinkedIn and Instagram feed with a rainbow logo, posting about Pride.

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I’ve never understood why it’s ok to bring dogs into an office setting. Sure, it might make things easier for you from a caretaking perspective. Or, calm you. But, some people don’t like dogs, and others can be allergic. So, your co-workers have to be uncomfortable for a perk that isn’t required to work? Or, they are forced to cross the growing list of agencies who do allow them off a shrinking list of possible places to work? It doesn’t seem right and has always felt a little selfish to me.

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Finished a final round interview. Met the president. Sent her a thank you email saying her office smells amazing. Was that too weird of me?

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I don’t want to be a manager anymore.

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I think my last straw may be that I’m on the way to the ER and people are asking me to send my working files over the weekend since I’m “out of pocket” today

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No need to slack the entire company about the working dinner. Well done for working late to meet a deadline. We all don’t need to see your ‘power move’.Order the pizza and move on. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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I think last week did this industry in for me.

Cut your ego. You're selling fucking soap.

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Just wrapped a project that required 60+ hours a week of work and I don’t know what to do with myself.

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The voice actor for the Mazda commercials drives me insane.

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Today I got a scornful look from someone because I said LGBTQ. I was corrected… “LGBTQIAP+” Seriously? I think we could help our diverse community by simplifying this… it’s always going to be changing as people are more dimensional than we ever realized. How many more letters can be added and how can we keep up? Can’t we just agree on an all encompassing term like ‘People of the Rainbow’?

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The only thing I dislike about open offices is people shushing me all the time. 💃🏻🕺🏻

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I'm not really feeling fishbowl's design update.

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Influencer campaigns are just fucking lazy

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My wife has no idea how much money I put into crypto. She would probably be upset. My hope is to one day say, sweetie, I have a surprise for you in the driveway. And pack a suitcase.

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Despite being really proud of what I’ve accomplished professionally I’m still super petty and jealous of certain people reaching certain levels of professional success.

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