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My team has hit rock bottom. We have to draft emails on behalf of our client because they "don't have time to write emails." OMG 😒

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So true KPMG2 ... for the record, I'm an independent. That said, whenever people talk about raising taxes I'm like under what other circumstances in life do you continue to give $$$ to an organization that consistently wastes it??😳 Changing tax code... another story. At the same time- who's going to fix it??? 🤔

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That's nuts. One of the guys on my client team hired a contractor to do his work for him though so you're not alone. He joins all the calls and has his name on the monthly project announcements to the company, but doubt he's contributed two 💩s. This is what makes me scared to work in industry / sad for big businesses.

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What you tolerate, you encourage.

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*executive* administrative assistants. Don't sell yourself short OP. Think of it this way, I'm sure you LOOK fantastic.

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but we should definitely raise taxes, right? 🤔

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Travel probably over a 1,000 miles, spend ~$2,500 on travel expenses a week plus a high daily rate for u to write emails and meeting invites for your clients... Escorts r much cheaper!!!

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yeah fedérale here, that is my entire project. once a month we get to "advise" but generally it's taking notes for our clients in meetings and drafting their emails. but govt clients don't want to work...

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Are you in federal? This was par for the course when I did some federal work a while back... doesn't make it right

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We've become administrative assistants.

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Hey we drafted the emails AND the meeting invitation.

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That, my friend, is very far from rock bottom

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Some clients are difficult, some management doesn't know how to steer client away from this kind of work. On one project, senior kept "yes sir"-ing to all these random wording changes in 8 diff documents.

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This time, we aren't even drafting emails to other executives or a communication plan to the company. It's drafting emails to another consultant who is lazy af. 😒😒😒😒

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^^^^^That's not quite rock bottom. It's rock bottom when there's favors but it doesn't ever result in more work.

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I write comms for my clients a lot (we've been recognized for significantly increasing the level of communication & agreement with stakeholders), and in some cases I craft 'scripts' between 2 stakeholders lol

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It's come to this on my end as well...😒

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I think writing draft emails for client is much more common than you think. Especially executive invites and communication.

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Location, location, location 🙄

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So what would be rock bottom?

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Rock bottom=sexual favors for more work.

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