Do I tell potential freelance job about other current freelance job? Or do I juggle both project overlaps?
Started a new job as a first time CD at a network agency 4 months ago. (10+ yrs of exp) First couple months we were overseeing the teams’ work. Recently me and my partner are being briefed as the sole team on projects, which makes me feel like an overpaid ACD or a senior creative. Is this normal??? The ECD decides who/how many teams are on each project. Don’t wanna ask for team under me because I can handle the workload and wanna appear capable. What’s ur experience as CD?
What makes WLB at the Big 4 so challenging? I see a lot of people from tech advisory complaining about it on Fishbowl. Isn't WLB dependant on the client/project like most service based companies? Are there any additional responsibilities?
Got pulled into a room by my client and got yelled at and blamed for issues that weren’t related to anything I’ve been working on. The worst part is, I think the client knew that none of it (cont)
How does your firm handle open sexist behavior from client/stakeholder? Mine didn’t respond right away; so humiliating as it happened in front of many. A bit problematic: @ small firm w. no real HR 🙁
On a pitch recently with a client that specifically asked for a film, and forbade us from bringing any stunt ideas, AR activations, experiential pop ups, etcetera. I could have kissed them.
I have zero work life balance but it’s my fault. I sucked at life for an extended period (depression/covid/unemployment/breakup/family rifts). I’m in the getting-shit-together phase still (hauling ass but still). Also trying to cope with my adhd 2 years into my diagnosis (read that “wrestling and losing hard”). Trying to overhaul my life coincides with moving to a new city, jumping to a large firm from boutique experience, a really complex massive client that makes my head spin, no social, etc.
Cooley sounds like a good firm? Standing up to Elon Musk when he wanted a associate fired
Tiktok influencers have pushed a narrative that IT project management (Agile/Scrum) is an easy career pivot, though simply completing Google/LinkedIn courses and a resume cleanup. Has anyone gone from a non-IT role and pivoted as easy as advertised? Anyone have success or horror stories with this!
Client names in MBA apps? General resume advice is 100% no but curious what folks have done for apps. From a readability standpoint, “Google” is easier to follow than “large tech firm” in an essay.
Hi Fishes, help me choose an offer from the 2 below. 1. LearningMate: 24 LPA + 10% variable, Kolkata 2. Harman Connected Services: 24.5 LPA + 7.5% variable + 5L JB (2 years clawback), Bangalore (WFH in 2022) YOE: 9 years, Current location is Kolkata WLB is similar in both, depends on the project. Tech Stack is newer in LM. LM culture matches with mine. HCS has employee discounts in all Samsung products, health insurance cover for parents and parents-in-law included in the offer.
Planning to move to LA soon. Will be attending dance classes in west coast dance theatre (WDT) over the weekends and fly out on Monday’s to client location. Looking for a place between LAX and WDT.
Aren’t creative people embarrassed to put their names on ideas they had nothing to do with? Jumping on shamelessly at the end of a project and shoving the real thinkers off? It’s shocking
I freelanced at an agency for a month, I partnered with their writer to come up with a tv spot. Agency writer came up with the idea I came up with the main scene that makes the spot. Client picked...
Is it better to have one big client for audit or a bunch of small clients to learn laterally?
I experience guilt and fear of retribution after asking for what I need from senior leaders and peers. I am raising real, tangible risks to retention of my current project team due to (contd)
If anyone needs a senior level PM/producer, even on a project by project basis, hit me up! I’ve got bandwidth available and years of experience in digital, app development, media and web.
My boss told me to lie to clients about a project and I pushed back and said I wasn’t comfortable with that so they sent a note lying to them and it blew up and my boss ghosted and left me to solve it. My boss is the head of the department and I’ve lost all faith in my agency and leadership that I used to love.
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The Big 4 walk into a bar. McKinsey, Bain, and BCG arrived a few minutes earlier and are ordering drinks. The other firms are already there too, in various stages of intoxication. What happens next? Who does what? Bonus points: which firm is the jaded, apathetic bartender?
Pwc fishes, care to comment?
I am a new manager, I feel like my analysts and consultants don’t respect me yet because they are used to reporting directly to the sr. Manager. How do I bring them under control and in line?
In what industry are you most likely to scare the living s#^t out of cleaning staff because they weren’t expecting to see anyone there that late? Any good stories to share??? 🗑👀🕯👻😱
Overheard on subway: “I would say Wendy’s is the McKinsey of fast food burger joints.” You’re not wrong but, also, painful that such equivocation is a thing.
Shake Shack > In n Out
How are you reporting crypto transactions for IRS purposes. Some exchanges make it really difficult. Back in 2017, I transferred Etherum from Coinbase to Binance in order to buy XRP. Since Binance is now removing US users, I transferred my XRP (at a loss) to Coinbase. But there are no forms to utilize and binance interface is straight up garbage when trying to assess past transactions. Help.
Can't seem to grow up in my relationship with parents... 28 and feels like I'm still a teenager. Can't get over feeling like I always need their approval & get pressured into doing things their way...
Newly promoted APC. (Associated promoted to consultant, undergrad to post-grad role.) What kind of exit opp's are attractive enough to jump ship? Salary range / benefits / advancement opp's?
Deloitte fish. If I join the company at the end of April this year will I be considered for the appraisal cycle in August this year or only next year ?
How's that hangover everyone
Any tips/sources for writing a good consulting resume? I want to start putting myself on the market but need a bit of help writing a resume
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