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So I think we can all agree that agency work is soul crushing right now. Endless zooms, pitches going nonstop, lack of connections. Question... is an in-house role any better right now? Would my life be... more manageable?

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Yeah, my days are pretty soul crushing and exhausting.

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Same here. Understaffed and overloaded. Thankful to be employed, but I’m on the road to burnout.

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Soul was crushed 3 months ago.

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Might just be your agency. I am quite enjoying life right now.

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My thoughts too.

Nah my agency is cool. Small indie.

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Where?!

In-house is also a mixed bag and would depend a lot on the role and the organization. Could be much better, could be the same. I’m currently in-house at a smaller company and drowning too. Seems like across the board, layoffs have meant that the people who are left are responsible for more work whether they can handle it or not.

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I went in house and hate my life even more.

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