I’ve hated multiple jobs in a row. I’m great at my job but I find it stressful and frustrating and hard to stay motivated. No idea when to throw in the towel on the industry or keep trying

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Here’s the part I don’t get. At my last job I hated our shit clients and terrible leader/ECD who wasn’t strategic . People at my current job love me. Even if we lose a pitch the feedback is “but we loved the strategy...” some of my projects are huge meaty problems, but I feel like we never have enough people or time to actually do them justice so I’m working like crazy to do work that could be so much better and feel like I’m killing myself when it shouldn’t be this hard

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Welcome to the club. We call it 'Everyone' and we meet every Wednesday at "The Bar." Seriously though, totally sympathize. It's getting harder and harder to find the mystical pairing of an agency and client that value creative and planning. Often you're lucky to get one. If it's about agency/client, just keep chugging, you'll find the place you belong-- a place that values planners. In fact ask around and get some peer reco's on agencies. If it's about being a planner, that's a different animal...

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Pretty much all the strategists I know are having similar crises right now. Not enough value on the discipline, they may as well call insights unicorns (but you’d better find the best, shiniest unicorns!) and lifespan feels grim. Don’t know what to suggest but you’re not alone.

Oh yeah. I do strategy too

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The way strategy gets scoped seems all wrong.

Can you talk to anyone about resourcing? Sounds like that’s your issue, vs hating strategy

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