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The Reading thread got me thinking: what’s everyone reading right now anyway?

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck. Great book.

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The Dictionary. I figure every other book is comprised of this book.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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This thread

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@CW6 welcome home, friend

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deadspin

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Let the Great Word Spin by Collum McCann

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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Reddit

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The Dead Zone by Stephen King

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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

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I’ll be gone in the dark by Michelle McNamara

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I initially thought the book review bowl was for literature... I was surprised (and somewhat disappointed) when I found out it was for portfolios

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Reading lots of Netflix descriptions

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I’ll start: “Norse mythology” by Neil Gaiman

“Existentialism is a Humanism" by Jean-Paul Sartre

The Group by Mary McCarthy and An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by César Aira.

The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu

@JC3 dude that one is next in my list

I'm practicing my french so I'm slowly reading L'Élégance du hérisson (The elegance of the hedgehog)
It's a deep, beautiful, philosophical novel. There's also a french film loosely based on it called The hedgehog.

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Asking from ethical and moral point of view. Dont want them to have a impact due to me not joining..

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Thoughts on PRECISIONadvisors?

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Hey everyone.

With recession insight in upcoming months. Which industry do you think would be most impacted and how much impact do you reckon will it have on our jobs?

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You guys pay for Sketch?

Hybrid > WFH > 100% office

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Any recommendations on build shops for an experiential activation? Have used A couple in NYC/BKLN in the past but wondering about others (or Chicago/Midwest based is even better).

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Law students: good for you for tracking me, an alumna of the same school, down through my firm website! You’re doing exactly what you’re encouraged to do! Unfortunately, I’m barely keeping up with my workload as it is, so at best you’re lost in my inbox and at worst you’ve irritated me!

Also, our recruiting procedures are super strict, so the best I can do is forward your email to the right people. And we don’t hire 3Ls. Get some experience elsewhere, then try for Biglaw again in a few years.

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Below is the offer received from Microsoft for L64, is there room to go higher?? Is there any other component that can be asked?

Base - $173K
Sign on bonus ~ $50K / 2yr
On Hire Stock ~ $150K/ 4yr
Annual Bonus ~ up-to 20%
YOE ~ 10
Remote role in New Jersey
Microsoft

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Any car junkies here? Can someone please explain to me why people like to do burnouts down the middle of a residential street?

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The "employee" should be made a protected class. The trauma from head banging on office chair backs after exposure to hours of legalese in compliance training has to constitute some kind of institutionalized abuse.

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Be kind to yourself teachers. Let the burden go and take care of yourself!

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Do people actually meet each other naturally anymore? It’d be nice to meet someone naturally than rely on dating apps (which is exhausting & just doesn’t feel real)

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Does PwC India has any projects with non Indian clients?

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Hi, what quick and dirty subscriptions do you suggest to stay in the loop on (1) business (2) M&A specifically. Think economist expresso, the skim, etc.

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Do you work in an Agile workflow? What does that look like?

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I hope I find fellow-writer compatriots here who hate buzzwords as much as I do. Verbnouns like "The Ask" and current trendy word "unpack" make me imagine murder sprees. It's a writer thing right?

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Any tips to get better at scripts (story arc, dialogue, etc)? Haven’t had any exposure to scriptwriting before advertising and want more structured training vs learning on the job. Thanks!

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A friend asked me to review his portfolio site for a writing job. It’s terrible. I don’t have time to edit the whole thing, and I don’t know how to tell him he’d never get hired. What would you do?

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I’ve been working on a project for 4 months and it’s finally happening. The casting is this week...

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Which agency created Corona’s “Find your beach?"

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What does it mean when someone says your copy is "too copywritten"?

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Are there any copywriting focused podcasts?

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It’s 4 on a Friday and you still work at home. What are you honestly doing right now?

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I just found out my billable rate, can I use this in negotiations for a higher salary? It’s almost 5 times my hourly rate.

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A recruiter in my DMs said that the industry is hot right now and they’re seeing senior level copy folk getting very lucrative offers. I’m very curious—if you’ve gotten a pay bump recently what was it? And what’s your level/years of experience?

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Hey Copywriters, Have you partnered with that guy who’s fun, open and collaborative one day, but then the next day he overthinks every word and the strategy so much you can’t get anything done?

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Doesn’t it suck to think about the countless times you were told something was bad because of “borrowed interest”? Yet here we are, watching proclaimed great ads that hinge on a “borrowed interest.”

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Thoughts on last night’s episode of \W/ ?

Pros and cons of going into pharma? Obviously the salary. But I’m concerned about being stuck in pharma once I start as a junior. How can I be sure to grow as a writer and move on from it?

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