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Over the holidays I watched National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. The bad guy was the boss because he stiffed his employees on their expected Christmas bonus checks. Meanwhile my boss fired 80 in Dec

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So I guess our real-life advertising bosses are far, far worse than we grew up ever imagining. Super Villains.

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Jelly of the month club

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Yes, McCann1. That doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.

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Totally agree. I’m a bit jaded about it though as my first employer did this, so did my second, my third (and my job was gone), so I’ve educated myself in the why. A layoff is an opportunity for a good person to get a better job. It’s fucking scary. But it gets better.

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Boulder or LA? I hear there’s a big difference in the office culture?

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Boulder ?

You need to lay off the people you can’t afford. It’s business.

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Sooo ready for the holiday party on Friday.

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Between comp emails yesterday and a call from a SM just now who said “if you’re out living your life I can call you Monday” to which I responded I’m def not... I just realized (cont.)

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