OK, hypothetical question. If Coronavirus cases will be everywhere in like 4 weeks and people will be sick and not able to work, how do you guys think agencies will deal with it? NYC here.

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A huge percentage of workers don’t have sick leave in this country. They’ll go to work. And cough on and sneeze on and touch what we all touch and eat and drink and breathe. This snowball ain’t stopping anytime soon.

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With Adobe Summit being cancelled end of month clearly the concern is real and companies in our industry are working to reduce risk of exposure. We’ve heard from some clients that they are significantly cutting international travel too.

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If you are at one of the agencies that doesn’t give sick days and makes you use your PTO for illness, look for people to go to work sick and spread it around.

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How cares? It’s advertising, which is way less important than health.

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Apparently not according to all of market economy. We are the chosen ones. 🌌

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If everyone is quarantined will it matter?

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Fingers crossed 🤞

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WFH. We’ve already drafted a proactive contingency plan in the event that we get a mandatory directive from our parent company to not come into the office.

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Squirt Purell on your keyboard and keep at it

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You're right Brand Strat. Virus survives up to 9 days on surfaces.

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Also, excuse me, "a hypothetical question"? Someone's an optimist.

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Now THERE’S a type of mongering I can get behind.

WFH

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Our office has already told us to prepare to WFH on an extended basis.

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Show up or ship out

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Hilarious.

We have an Olympics idea and our client is preemptively asking for the Plan b 😖

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God I hope so

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Just rock a hazmat suit everyday. I've got my eye on a bright orange one.

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Already got a full face mask.

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Well we are already seeing shifts in production needs and priorities. Esp with a major airline client, yep.

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Can't wait to see the first agency come up with an award case about this. Like self desinfecting money. Brought to you by Bank of A.

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We are asked / allowed to work from home for 2 weeks. Clients do the same so all meetings are either canceled or by call. (I work in Tokyo - no one at our company has the virus)

You think it'll be over in 2 weeks? The Spanish flu took 2 years.

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Our agency is forcing us to take AL for two weeks, even though we could / should use sick leave or WFH...

Everyone's pretty salty about it. We're in AUS so not sure of the same rules apply here - if we're quarantined due to due diligence, we can't see why we can't just take our laptops and WFH

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That’s why the Fed is lowering rates, they see this too. #coronarecession

Twitter HQ closed and employees told to WFH.

Can we have WFH happy hours tho?

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