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Pertaining to the Havas “Employee of the Month” installation: One year after being laid off, I would put a bullet through my brain before going back to work at that shallow, toxic work environment.

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I was laid off due to “business restructuring,” and that was the best blessing in disguise for my mental health and sanity. They grind their creatives into the ground, only to spit them out to the streets when they’re no longer deemed culturally relevant and useful. I’m still jobless after a year of pursuing freelance and full time avenues, but I would probably be dead if I was still working there. The world is so much bigger than Havas’ artificial “bad boy” culture, and I feel mentally free for the first time in years.

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@Havas 3 , good try Jason

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I worked with Jonathan @ Havas - talented as hell and great to work with. He deserved better - they all do.

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Thank you everyone for the kind words and outreach. I posted with my real name in the hopes to have a more open and constructive conversation about the well being of our industry and the toxicity that can quietly brew behind the scenes. If anyone here would like to talk more outside of Fishbowl, you can reach me on Instagram at @earley.bird

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Havas 3 must be a ‘perfect fit’ for Havas

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Kudos for using your real name. Sorry you went through this.

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From OP’s IG story.

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Jason, your response to Jonathan is a true example of bullying

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Havas 3 must be a blast at parties

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Same thing here. After 3 years of toxic culture I nearly had a mental breakdown. Quit without knowing what would happen and am now working at a much better place getting awesome work in my book. To all havas creatives: I feel for you deeply. We are all waiting to help you out on the other side. It’s night and day better out here. You are worth so much more

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Worked with Jonathan @ HAVAS and he was awesome. Extremely creative, humble and gracious. Keep grinding dude, you will land something soon. DM me cause I’m happy to help you network.

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Yo thanks for speaking with your name attached. Fucking brave and I’m so sorry that happened to you.

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@Havas3 deep brah.

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Wow. Props to you my man. This should be printed and framed on the wall. Probably guerilla style.

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I always remembered you being extremely kind and positive and a pleasure to work with. I’m sorry you’re finding it so hard to bounce back. Do you think having have worked here has hurt your chances of getting another job?

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Preach, brother! And kudos for the transparency.

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Thanks for sharing Jonathan. This is prime example of how Havas will recruit creatives, work them to death, then throw them away.

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Thanks Jonathan. Appreciate you adding additional credibility to the conversation.

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I echo what Jonathan said here. Happy for you and your mental freedom - hoping to have the same soon.

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