Mental Health & Support

I was laid off from my last job and just started a new one, but I’m already going through anxiety worrying that every meeting that pops up w my manager is going to result in getting laid off again. 😐

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
Posting as :
works at

can you get proactive about asking for active feedback? ask for regular check-ins to specifically discuss your performance so you have the opportunity to hear directly from them. that should help in that if there are any issues (either performance or wider agency issues that might precipitate a layoff) you'll have potentially had an opportunity to discuss them. and on tbe positive, it'll be an opportunity for them to tell you how excellent you are.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Take a step back and be objective. You could be catastrophizing which comes from anxiety. Try to get the negative thought loop out of you head.

Reaction Icon Like
like
Arrow Icon

Related Posts

My girlfriend is filthy rich and one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. I’m doing well for myself, but even if I get laid off I feel safe. Essentially, I just can’t fumble the bag. Am I selfish?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

The Q3 layoffs have begun, and it feels like HR is out to get rid of all my work friends. Thank God I have an interview somewhere else today.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone know of any production/pm openings in Atlanta? Just got laid off by JWT Atlanta on Thursday, effective Friday so trying to swim (fast) after getting thrown into the deep end. Thanks!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If you have laid off, how easy/difficult has been job hunting for you....where all are you trying and are you finding if people are even open to H1 xfer

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What do recruiters think of people who’ve been previously laid off at an agency due to loss of clients? Since it’s a common thing in this industry, does it cast a bad light on the applicant?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Is it crazy to choose two month’s severance over continuing to work at an emotionally abusive shop on more accounts for less money? Either way my pay’s cut, and we may lose more clients/fees ...

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

So I was laid off in January after 6 months, finally got a new job in April, and now my boss just quit (no replacement because budget cuts) and the place is a shitshow as far as systems/analytics go..

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What is it with EY people posting on LinkedIn that they completed a class and earned a badge? Even Partners who are oh so proud they passed a “transformational leadership” class. How about go sell more work so fewer people get laid off.

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

My previous place of employment did not pay the full severance, do I have any recourse?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

My day has arrived. Today, I, a Tech Advisory Consultant, was smacked by a surprise afternoon layoff call. I was assured my PA review was nowhere near bottom 5%, but the machine of Accenture has inscrutable ways of determining High Performance. All ends are beginnings,

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Has anyone in the history of agency land ever accept a counter offer after resigning that didn’t end in you resigning again or being laid off 6-18 months down the line? Every article says don’t accept

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

First year consultant - got a 4 What are some of the things I can do to not get fired during mid year review?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

We know layoffs are coming. We just don’t know who’s on the chopping block... 😓

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Layoffs at Mullen BOS?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Wondering what the thousands of women, BIPOC and LGBTQ laid off since March are thinking as they watch all the agency leaders declare their commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity at the 3% conference this week. It has to seem almost humorous. Almost.

likeuplifting
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What agencies have had layoffs since the pandemic?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

On the topic of the fired employee, Google is a _______________?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

If you do quite poorly on one project, but have done well on previous ones. What will happen? Can you get fired because of one bad review?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Does anyone have a comprehensive timeline of how layoffs happened in 08? Lots of firms seem to promise no layoffs just like they did in 08.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What is the first clue that layoffs are coming?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Additional Posts

McKinsey Digital- can someone share what’s the work like and where an SM would fall (Partner or Associate Partener), how tough is it to get in & so on.. Thanks in advance

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Recruiter in Seattle balked when I said my target salary is 95k.

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Is it ok to reach out to a past client sponsor who you had a good relationship with to see if they have any open positions in there department?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Tata Consulting Services!! Nyc marathon wooo

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Does your firm pay for Global Entry or TSA pre? I travel internationl occasionaly for work and am interested in getting it.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Anyone doing overwatch comp this season

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

ATK peeps- you ever heard of a 1st yr BA being promoted to Assoc. instead of SBA?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Had a meeting this morning. The manager assigned projects to everyone but me( 2 other analysts) I was the one who laid out the foundation for an entire deck that was to be proposed to the director. The director had loved it. Eventually she did mention in the meeting that I’m being assigned on a new project. I’m kinda feeling low about this. Should I bring this up in my one- on one? I kinda feel I’m being sidelined, Even though I’m the one doing all the work.

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

creative/strategy dir/offcr: When you first meet with a new client, do you tell them the truth on your POV of their business? A) I’m blunt B) Yes, politely C) I sugarcoat it D) No, show them later

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I’m currently 28 weeks and just had a phone interview for a new job; throughout the course of the conversation I didn’t bring up that I’m pregnant. The hiring manager said the next step would be to come in for an in-person interview, and now I’m worried that this will somehow hurt my chances (even though I know it’s technically illegal to discriminate against women for being pregnant). Has anyone else had experience with this? Should I tell them now that I am pregnant?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

When interviewing for a position at a similar agency and HR tells you the max salary is 15k less than you currently make...do you continue to see the interview process through?

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

I did IVF for 7 years now and had 3 positive pregnancy but lost all 3 after my 6 week scan. Has anyone experienced this?

likehelpful
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Fellow 🐟. Sitting on the middle seat right in between an old couple. I offered them my seat, and they replied, "No thanks, we paid extra for these seats" 🙄

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Does Amazon give periodic/promotion based additional stock grants? Looking at an L7 offer, would like to know if I'll keep getting more stock every 2-3y or if this is it. Thanks!

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

What do the post-MBA TC packages at MBB look like (base, signing bonus, and expected performance bonus range)?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Include a certification on business card? CISSP?

likefunny
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Average salary for full time senior producer with good list of awards? 8 years experience, trained in London but now in SF ? Any thoughts most appreciated

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Have 2.5 years exp working at two smaller firms... was promoted at the first and will be a senior analyst come year’s end at my current. Looking to move to a B4 - likely Deloitte as I...

Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Hey I'm looking to apply to two positions I saw posted. Totally different areas but one is IBM and the other is Redhat. Since redhat is owned by them, not sure which one since both roles seem interesting to me. Anyone have knowledge of the culture, pros, cons, etc for both places?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon

Hello fellow Edelman folk! Kind of panicking bec I was put on a PIP today. They were clear abt what needs improvement, but I'm worried this means I'll be fired. Anyone experienced this and been ok?

like
Reaction Icon Like
Arrow Icon
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what’s it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

Please enter a valid number