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Lots of layoffs lately. Anyone have good bounce back stories we can share with those recently affected? Us 🐟🐠🐑 need to look out for one another!

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When I was laid off years ago, I sprung into action. Called all of the recruiters I knew, and was interviewing as soon as a week after the layoff. About 8 weeks later I accepted another job for $12K more a year. Don't let a layoff get you down...it's an opportunity to find something better.

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Grey just won Revlon. They might be hiring.

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Worked at a tech company and was laid after 6 years. Took a startup job 4 weeks later but it closed after 6 months but they gave us a lot of advance notice. Started a new job the day after the startup closed. Used my two severance checks to pay off my student loans and stayed with the new company for 8 years. Treat looking for a job like its your new job. I think that and networking hard is what helped me find something so quickly.

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It saved my career. I was dying in an agency where politics ruled the day. Once you fell out of favor, you were fucked. I could not believe the number of people who reached out to me when it happened. I had maintained agency relationships from years past and those people got me freelance which led to my dream job which led to a few very nice awards. πŸ˜‰ Hang in there. Network like crazy. Be open to any and all opportunities.

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Plus side: layoff mid summer is way better than lay off mid winter!

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I've had a few layoffs - they've always led to a better paying job and in one case a jump in title.

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One PM was let go this past Monday and share the news on social media. Ad friends help him to find a job. He will start working again this coming Monday. He was unemployed for 4 days. That was amazing

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Such a small world, this industry. That's why it pays to be a decent human. We don't forget.

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Also despite some postings here to the contrary, rock stars and great performers DO get laid off. The people that make those decisions are rarely involved in the day to day. They make weird decisions based on numbers and politics. One creative laid off with me had just sold in one of the agency's most high profile projects of that year. It's all a crap shoot. Do good work and help those around you and you'll be fine when you need help.

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Got canned a month ago. Got a long term freelance gig this week.

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I got laid off after over 6 years at one agency. It totally sucked but I needed to get out of there. I had so many people actively help me and ended up with a job in a better city where I make 50k more and work less. If you've been good to people, this is a time when people will be good to you. You just have to ask (and I was pretty shameless about asking for specifics) and people want to help.

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Very true. It's a door to a new opportunity.

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@Director1, laid after 6 years! Congrats! πŸŽ‰

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I was laid off in April and had a job a month later at the coolest agency in town (and also a $15K pay increase i didn't ask for!)

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My only regret is that when I got laid off, it was in the dead of winter. I had been thinking about leaving anyway, but getting fired was the kick in the ass I needed to get serious about my career again and shake off the cobwebs of staying in a bad situation with no opportunities too long.

So true. It's happened to most people at least once. People really do want to help.

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Anyone heard about layoffs??? πŸ‘€

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Entering my 15th week unstaffed for the year. Does Deloitte do layoffs for low utilization? Mine is around 60%

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Seems like a trend here. Lots of peeps on the bench + layoffs at a bunch of firms = recession is coming

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Lol. Anyone else in danger of getting remixed? -- "Marrisa Mayer forbade her managers from uttering what she called β€œthe L-word,” (layoffs) instructing them to use the term β€œremix” instead."http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/technology/yahoo-employee-ranking-system-lawsuit.html

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Lots of farewell emails this week at PwC. People getting laid off? Has anyone heard anything about it?

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Pretty sure if Fishbowl ever added the ability to post pics, 90% of us would be fired.

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Anyone have any details on PWC's FS consulting layoffs? Locations, numbers, etc.

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Any layoffs in big4?

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Guys, I work in products. Can someone ELI5 what's going on with all these FS layoffs?

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Deloitte is not having layoffs. The poster was either a troll, or fired.

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For all fellow fishbowlers that were laid off, should we create some group to help each other out and use our networks to help out?

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How does one deal with a "not meeting expectations" on a project? On every single other one I've gotten "exceeding expectations." Will I get fired? How does this work at KPMG?

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I'm honestly trying to work as few hours as possible and not be fired.

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Did 10% of strat really get laid off? I'm in Houston and the resources bench is realllyyyyyyy deep. Wondering if they're gonna thin the herd over there anytime soon

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Such low utilization at the firm I'm just over one calendar year now since start date. Is the bench at Deloitte for IM pretty big or am I the only one? About to get fired..

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A tenth of the Strategy Practice at Accenture got laid off 😳 #HungerGames

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The posts about layoffs seem to have stopped. Yay!

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So...layoffs at Deloitte. What have you heard???

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Why is it that when a Kardashian sends a nude selfie to everyone it is front page news, but when I do it I get fired and charged with "harassment"? #doublestandard

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layoffs on layoffs πŸ”₯πŸ‘Š

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