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Productions are on hold. Launches have been delayed. Clients are getting cold feet and have uncertainties about spending moving forward.

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Clients are asking us to ramp up social spend with a ton of incremental from cancelled in person events. Also clients are asking for contingency plans if one of our team members gets sick.. which is kinda disturbing

I work at a startup and we're fine for now. My partner however who's from an agency had his projects suddenly go on pause yesterday - not the event stuff/shoots/obvious "coronavirus risks." The normal stuff like website redesigns or normal marketing.

Paused a significant amount of media this week.

Delaying shoots and product launches.

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Staring at the gym wall, just don’t know what to do anymore. Forcefully admitted my sister to mental facility yesterday, dad is in alcohol rehab center, and milking myself dry trying my best to help my mom with finances during Covid. 2021 gotta be better year to be thankful for

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While most teachers are protected by teacher unions, I feel my voice hasn’t been heard at all with my concerns of going back to school next week. Our diocese has decided on full return 5 days/ week for all 42 schools despite a recent increase in COVID in our communities. Every other school that I know of in my state is either choosing remote learning to start the year or a hybrid approach, yet that was not an option for us. Are other Catholic schools I. The same boat? Stay safe!

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Anyone recently traveled to Europe? I’m trying to figure out what proof of vaccination I need to travel. Am I supposed to have a COVID passport? Will my COVID card suffice? I’m so lost

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Where are you all traveling to for work?

Serendipitously meeting people on the road was one of the best parts traveling pre-Covid

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Anyone have a good tailor recommendation in CHI? I lost some weight over COVID and now have to look good going into the office.

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I’m trying to help a friend find an entry-level role in advertising/marketing/production. He has a degree in media and production and some experience doing content and social for a summer camp.

Looking for help finding a remote opportunity (because of Covid) to get his foot in the door. Anybody looking? Any advice on entry-level positions that aren’t financially prohibitive (requiring ad school or unpaid internships)? Any leads on opportunities?

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Recently debating with a friend that financial data is more important (hence in practice more cybersecurity and privacy considerations around it) than medical data. I argued that although in theory it would make more sense that people would care more about their medical data; however, in practice an individual is less likely to care if anyone knows he/she had Covid, or that he/she is genetically more likely to like salt, etc...<continues below>

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NDAs for Nannies? I was wondering how everyone who is doing some work from home during covid handles in-house caregivers? Obviously we all take all steps to protect confidential information and realistically a caregiver isn't going to be exposed to anything we do, but does anyone require an NDA just to be on the safe side? (I dont have an in home caregiver yet, but just thinking about it.)

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Third day on the job at a new role in-house and I got Covid. I didn’t volunteer to work while on medical leave so as not to create a precedent - am I doing the wrong thing and falling way below their (unsaid) expectations already?

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How do you think LGBT dating is going to change post-Covid?

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