I’m so beat. My agency leadership signed up to do the impossible for my client, put me on the hook to deliver it, and everyone who was there for the pitch-promises have run for the hills and are nowhere to be seen while I’m here holding the bag and struggling to deliver on the smoke and mirrors they sold. Key staff were laid off.
I feel abandoned and overwhelmed. It’s tempting to just let it all fail except then I know everyone would point to me. But still, tempting.

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Man that sounds brutal. It’s hard not to have survivors’ guilt these days, but hard days and unfair situations still sting. Hope you get through it ok.

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This is classic big agency behavior. I’ve been there so many times, and looking back my regret is not speaking up more and literally telling the people responsible that it’s impossible and they need to step in and trouble shoot what they promised, otherwise it’s going to shit. I’m sorry. I feel for you

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Feel for you. That’s rough. It’s hard to top the isolation and anxiety of the feeling you’ve been set up to fail. Hoping there’s support you can delegate at least some of it to. Best of luck!

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Thank you.

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I’ve never actually gotten into trouble letting the wreck happen. I have gotten into trouble burning self out trying to be a hero.

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