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In the midst of all these layoffs, I'd just like to point out that I've worked for FCB Health for 15 years (now at Area 23 for last 6 years) and in my time here, there has not been a single layoff.

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And yeah, yeah cue the "I'd rather go hungry than work in pharma" response blah, blah, blah. But seriously, something to be said for this. If you're really creative, then come help us try to make health advertising better.

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It’s a credit to Dana, who always makes an effort to move people within the network rather than lose them. She’s not perfect but you have to give her that.

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Anytime you’re at an agency and they’re building out new areas and there still aren’t enough seats, something is going right

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For those trashing health, I’ll be super excited to see your shitty car ad that has a Lexus driving through the desert. Or your food ad with people eating delicious looking food. Or any of the other tropes that every single segment has.

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ACD2 beauty and cosmetics is the real evil!!! Fooling women into thinking they need to be perfect, airbrushed, actresses while using products smeared into animals eyes to see if it burns their corneas off... See how easy this is?

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It depends on where you are in your life. Newsflash for all: many healthcare agency staffers came from consumer. We all wanted to do award-winning work, then we got tired of getting “laid off”, stepped on, harassed & pushed around. So we settled into pharma- we are not a different breed. We’re an evolved breed. See you on the other side bro - one day a steady income could matter to you too. In the meantime, good luck staying alive.

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People get let go here and there, but you’re right. The agency network has hired 300 people since January. Complete opposite of the rest of NYC

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ACD2 Wait! I was wrong. Automobile advertising is the real evil. Let’s addict a nation on SUVs that 80% of drivers don’t have the skills to control at 65mph. All the while getting the same mileage as a ‘73Buick towncar because SUVs don’t have to hold to auto mileage standards as they are classified as ‘trucks’. Gee, this is fun. 😃

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No hate, op, but y’all know Pharma is evil.

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I’D RATHER GO HUNGRY THAN WORK IN PHARMA.

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Loving this thread. ACD1: w're gonna have to agree to disagree on this one. CW1: you have fun with your full tummy. I'll just be over here polishing the 6 lions I just won, and we're only a day into Cannes.

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Um, it’s health?

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I’ve moved to here and I am not going to lie I want to do creative work that turns the world on its head. Yes call me a dork or whatever but I do want to win awards while helping people at the same time. I will say it’s been hard getting along with most people because I am outgoing and I love to present and I smile and I talk. Pharma ppl are a different breed than I am since I’m from consumer side.

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Lol that sound like hate to me @ACD 🤗😂

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CD2 I don’t know who you’re dealing with on a day to day business, I love to present, talk and smile too. And I came from consumer as well. There is a difference between the high-science folk, especially if HCP pharma is all they’ve done, but mostly I find that people are people. Each with their own personal brand. It wS the same in consumer for me. Only here, there seems to be a lot less back-stabbing

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FCB OP. I believe you referred to this as “blah blah blah” 😂

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I say that fully aware that a ton of the Cannes lions entries on the consumer side are scam ads as well. So it’s a general problem

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Disciplined.

@SVp1 I agree less backstabbing here but it still does happen our idea was stolen the other day and the other team admitted it. But you gotta admit there is less personality in Health v consumer

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