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Informed today that, unless we win some new business in the next 90 days, I’ll be laid off. Thoughts on when I should start to make alternative plans? (Con’t)

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How long? You should be searching in earnest right this second. “In the next 90 days” is very different from “in 90 days”. Agree that it’s nice of them but you have to be loyal to yourself

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Yea, you’ve been laid off. They’re just giving you three months notice.

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Messed up. What are the chances of winning new business when thanksgiving and holidays coming up? Did they tell you this today ? Friday before long weekend ? Essentially, you’ve been laid off.

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What CDL1 said. This is your official notice packaged as a nice heads up. You should know this and you probably do deep down but are still in the shock/denial stage of grief. I'm very sorry but sounds like you have a network to tap into. Start asking around asap after labor day. 🍀

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Now.

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Before your were informed 🤷🏻‍♀️

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At least they had the decency to warn you - that you could be laid off right before Christmas. Where?

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Right now. 90 days is not a lot of time to find a CD level job, but good that you have freelance connections. And good of them to give you the heads up. But yes, look now.

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NOW!

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@ACD2 In Texas. CW. Not going to move, but will commute.

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Okay you’ll make us guess: Richards? GSDM? RGA Dallas....? And yes, start looking yesterday...

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I was freelance for a number of years before this staff gig, so I still have contacts for other work. I like this job and these people (after all, they gave me this heads up, which they didn’t have to do). How long should I wait until I start the search in earnest?

@SP1 we’re getting paid by a client we lost through the end of November, hence the specific deadline

What agency?

It took me 6 months to find my last gig so 90 days isn't enough.

Um right now today? You probably know the answer to whether youre gonna win any new business in 90 days. Im sorry advertising sucks so much--but, yknow, what are you still doing reading this, send some emails out

What city are you in or what cities are you open to? And are you a cw or ad?

Look now, new business or not. The top CDs are going on whatever you win because they are probably working on whatever is left now and want something new. Also December is a dead month, so they will prob layoff right before or after . Unless you can be out of work for about 6 months, which is how long its taking at minimum these days, you need to look now.

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