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Just got laid-off at Arnold with 30 other people... but then again, what did we really have to work on!?

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Arnold is still actively avoiding becoming a modern agency. Same old leadership, same old way of working. Typical letting go of middle management and juniors, no higher ups, no creatives. Over/under on how long this company will exist? I guess certain clients still want that model for now!

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The last generation of dinosaurs who never bothered to learn digital are in the final stages of their careers and taking down a handful of agencies on their way out. The old school, over-staffed, over-priced mentality is driving a lot of clients away. The shops who understand how to truly run lean will survive. The other behemoths are going to have a tough go of it.

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A lot of GREAT people are walking out the door today. If anyone's hiring, definitely speak up. We lost real talent across every department.

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☹️ Sorry to hear the news. That’s never fun. We’re hiring for creative and strategy in our NYC office. iwanttowork@vaynermedia.com Keep your chin up. Life has a funny way of always working out. ❤️

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Chances are...you’re better off. Good luck. Life is about to get much better.

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Steve Babcock is a badass for posting that!

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Hill Holliday laid me off earlier this year and I switched to the client side. I was so upset at first, but now I get out of work at 5:00 every day and my salary literally doubled. Works not as exciting, but my quality of life is insanely better. Hang in there.

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Sorry to hear! Hope you land somewhere soon.

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Before the holidays is so low. I’m so sorry.

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Hey you are all good people thank you so much.

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fuck dude :( hang in there

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anomaly wreckin crew

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Yeah it’s terrible... I did do my time sheets before I left the building. I’m not that bad lol

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Did they at least give severance through the end of the year? He asks knowing just how heartless these bastards can be

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Getting laid off sucks; getting laid off right before Christmas...

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I got laid off earlier this year and I've honestly really enjoyed the time off. You'll have plenty other jobs after this one, so don't sweat it too much. Take full advantage of not having to answer emails and go to meetings as long as you can.

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AMP Agency in NYC is hiring!

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I think Digitas has a few spots open!

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BOS. They are doing that in NY as well.

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Layoffs done before holidays usually due to morally bankrupt number crunchers at the top. Sorry buddy.

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So sorry to hear! I’ve been laid off and it’s never easy, but good thing about this industry is that it doesn’t last for long! Sending you all the well-wishes 🧚🏼‍♀️ *Edelman NY is hiring

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