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I’m emotionally wiped from just reading this

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Dodged a huge bullet But disturbed reading some of this I’d love to see more investigative reporting that exposes the reality of startup culture, agency culture, hustle culture that too many face Makes me grateful for my team

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Wow. This is insanity.

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She sounds like a fun lady to work for.

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She sounds insane

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My friend interviewed for the CX team w Xandie and yikes.

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I have heard horror stories about the culture at Away and this article only confirms them 😔

Hasn’t the curtain has already been opened industry wide and shared everywhere?

This article made my skin crawl. I thought my agency had it bad, but it feels wrong to hold them to the standards described in this piece. Questioning if it's still alright for me to be unhappy with how our agency squeezes us if the truly unhealthy places are as bad as away. It is reasonable to expect WAY better than this, right?

What do you think the next move is for them now? Steph looks like she’s in trouble

It was on CNBC at some point yesterday..

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Perhaps I’m just jaded from being in this for too long, and while I wouldn’t condone some of the behavior, none of the exposé was terribly surprising for a startup or frankly, any demanding job.

It’s sad, but I agree with you McCann 1. Isn’t this what happens to people everyday in the agency world? This is literally sweatshop culture and we’ve all suffered from it one time or another. It’s not right, but no one really stands up to it for fear of being fired

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