Minorities in Marketing

Good people, I hope you are all faring well over there. Wanted to share this ‘Working From Home Best Practices Doc’—hope y’all find it useful. Sending positive vibes. Stay safe.

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"Kids are not a distraction from more important work. The are the most important work." — C.S. Lewis Whoever wrote that does not have kids and doesn't understand how none of that is sustainable. Life is different now so employees and clients should not act like shit is business as usual.

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Yes, and—as a single mom of a 6 year old boy, I should say that none of this is business as usual—and I still have mounds of work to do. So please, be easy, be patient, be kind and understanding that we are all managing the best we can. That’s all we can do. So, for example, when I got on a videoconference yesterday, I prefaced the call with, I am here with my son, so please understand that he may be floating in for time to time.

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^ came here to say the same.

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These “best practices” aren’t inclusive at all. They may work when we’re not in a global pandemic, but they are so off base given the current climate.

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Please. Tell me more. I am currently working from home with my son, so would love to hear from all of you.

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My wife and I take turns watching the kids. I have 2 (4yr old/6 month old). I cant be there to guide people as much I can and it's hard to manage projects and people when deadlines shift and scopes have been scaled back. We have contracts with clients so we need to pivot and provide them a reason to keep doing business with the agency. Business needs to keep going but people have to understand that it's going to be at a slower pace. People's parents and grand parents are getting sick and that stress on top of work which doesn't really matter as much is a lot. If clients don't care about their agencies and agencies don't care about their people then we are all left suffering... Including the consumer/audience. I get that business is important but we work to provide for our family and to live our lives a certain way. If work starts take over family/friends/or your health than that job is as dangerous for your mind and soul as the virus itself.

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@Creative Director 1, I couldn't agree with you more. My mother is 79 and lives by herself, thankfully, in the neighborhood. I need to be there for her, my son and tend to my own health and wellness. We are all doing the best we can trying to tend to the competing demands of work, life and our families. Again, sending you all positive vibes.

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