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I’m working for snakes. CDs who sabotage me and my partner at every turn. Insane. Why are there people like these?

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Because the type of human behavior required to push upward and get to higher level positions tends to entail manipulation, coercion, politics and a degree of subversion. These people are very competitive regardless of their external veneer, and unless you’re more so and also are able to detect the direct reason for their behavior, you’ll become corporate roadkill on their achievement highway.

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Well said

I’ve had CCOs and ECDs take my ideas, have other teams execute them, and give me zero credit. There are a lot of trash people in this business, and somehow quite a few of them end up running agencies.

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@D3 it’s not just the book though, it’s the credits and giving credit for the original idea. As a director I would hope that you would help her learn to execute her ideas or at least keep her on the team since it was her idea in the first place. Stealing ideas and not giving credit is absolute bullshit and it’s gotten way to common.

There are people like that because there are agency leaders to dont punish them or hold them accountable for it. I worked at a shop in NYC with a CCO and CEO who were ruthless politicians and I now work at a shop in NYC with a CCO and CEO who are all about the work, and I can honestly the say the caliber of creative directors and the creative work could not be more different. I’m genuinely sorry you have to put up with that.

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Lololol @ greys cco not being ruthless or a politician

There are good ones out there. But director 1 is correct about the standard.

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