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I hate the city I live in but I love my agency. Since we’ve been wfh for months (and it looks like the rest of the year) I want to ask if I can continue to work remote so I can move somewhere I’m happy. Thoughts on how to approach management?

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Thank you! I hope you’re part of my company’s network :)

I’ve seen it work for others! But have a backup plan in case they say no. Sometimes managers will mark people who “don’t want to be here” and you may miss out on opportunities or be on the chopping block.

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Is there another office in a better city? I did the same and just asked if I could join the office in the city I prefer and they were really open to making it happen

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Really? I haven’t been at WPP in a long time. IPG seems to really support switches within their network. I’d still check WPP openings. Ideally your same agency just a different city. Also it may help HR to know if your interest so that if roles open up they’d consider you first rather than an external hire.

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