Was laid off from my job today, which is a personal first. Was there for over 18 months. It was my first full time job in the industry. Is it a logical assumption to think this is the norm?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

I wouldn't call being fired the same as being laid off.
I've been laid off twice due to direct loss of business. In that sense, layoffs are 'normal' in advertising as staffing heavily depends on accounts and budgets from clients for the year. It's tough but as others said, it's not personal and you WILL invariably recover from it.

like

If you haven't been laid off once or twice, you don't work in the ad biz. Perfectly normal. Happens to juniors and especially lately- seniors bc of $$$. Get busy connecting on LI and emailing HOP's and EP's. There's plenty of opportunities for peeps with your talents, especially with agencies and their in-house production arms.

like
Recent IconRecent

Happened to me too my first job. Generally super juniors are the first to go. And generally this will be the best thing to happen to you.

like

Sorry OP. That's a rough day for you. Sending warm thoughts and all the luck for all the good things.

like

What's the nature of your job OP? 🐟 bowlers, let's try to help OP with some connections per the lovely thought from @Saatchi & Saatchi1.

like

where do you live? maybe we can help with some openings or contacts.

like

And by norm I'm referring to the turnover rate. Or maybe I'm rambling and don't make sense. Getting laid off due to "business restructuring" feels fucking cold and weird.

like

NEVER tell yourself you've been fired. Your agency misjudged their needs.

like

Thank you, @EVP Strategist 1. I never make posts on here, but I'm currently in a strange enough limbo that I wanted to reach out to others in the field to process.

like

ACD 1, it usually seems to be the bottom ones that do the grunt work. I kept my nose to the grind and created solid work that my clients were all about. And then the rug gets pulled out. I feel your sentiment though. This layoff is feeling like a godsend the more time passes. I can refocus my career and work on more meaningful projects.

like

I know that anonymity is important to some on here, but if you want to share a link to your resume, I'm happy to pass it along at saatchi and to some other contacts in LA.

like

It happens to everyone, sometimes junior, sometimes top-level. Try not to take it personally... I know great, talented people who've been laid off 4+ times (and they were the ones who told me not to despair the first time it happened to me). It doesn't reflect badly on you at all... sometimes I wish I could be laid off so I had better reasons for changing jobs!

like

Passing on your resume to my shop in Minneapolis as we are always on the search for great content creators especially for social. Best of luck to you

like

Saatchi & Saatchi 1, I'm based on Chicago, but this point in my career, I'm willing to move to a new opportunity. Would love to chat more.

like

Waking up to all of these constructive comments warms my heart and is really helping me understand the situation better. S&S 1, you can find my body of work, including my video/photo reel, at www.artofearley.com. If you would like to connect through there, I am more than happy to email a copy of my resume.

like

@EVP, content creation. I was tasked with videography and photography for social, sometimes DV. I also specialize in video editing. Basically was the jack of all trades on one client.

like

Dude I'm sorry. It was the worst thing that happened to me. Also it was (and still is) the first time for me. Was awful. No matter what reason they give you you can't stop feeling like shit. I hope you find a better place soon.

like

So sorry to hear! I think it’s happened to more people than most people think. Happened to me a year and a half ago. Really made me use my unemployed time to think about what I wanted to do next.

like

I’ve been laid off from every FT job I’ve had. Nature of the business, especially when you lose a big client or offices close and agencies merge. Don’t sweat it, just always keep your resume and contacts fresh!

like

@FCB 1, production

like

Related Posts

If the recession hits and you get laid off, what is your plan? Just try to job hunt? Go back to school? Move abroad? Hike the AT and create an adventure while you wait for the storm to pass? Other?

like

Seeing the wave of layoffs and hiring freezes being announced is sad for impacted employers but it will do good for the industry as a whole. This will force companies to prioritize, become more efficient and will cool wage inflation which has been out of control in tech.

Fingers crossed it’s not the beginning of an extended recession but just a much needed market correction.

likefunnysmarthelpfuluplifting

Laid off after Thanksgiving. 54. Not done yet. Plenty to offer. In Detroit but ready and able to move anywhere. AD/CD. Hangin in there. How bout you?

like

Recently laid off from KPMG audit after 3 years. Any direction on where Big 4 audit experience is sought after these days? I am looking into transaction services roles at the moment but it’s tough as I’m on an H1B. Any advice/referrals would be greatly appreciated!

like
like

DDB Chicago is hiring a CD/Copy:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1802167864
Seems tone deaf to post this the day after massive layoffs, but I’m sure they have a reason. Recruiter info: taylor.styduhar@ddb.com
312-552-6254

likeuplifting

Hey! I was recently laid off from my job at startup and looking for new opportunities.

I am a marketer with 4 years of experience and I live in Argentina, so I'm looking for remote positions. Highly appreciate any help 🙌

like

Just saw Reports of shots fired inside JFK! Hope it's a hoax

like

Laid off today. Anyone willing to refer a fellow fish?

like

So what’s going on with DDB NY? I read about layoffs, but what clients do they have and what is it like working there?

like

Just found out my manager (who many people are frustrated with) got a rating of 2. Does this mean she may get fired? If so, when would that happen?

like

Layoffs at WK London and Amsterdam? Who can confirm?

likehelpful

Hey Fishes,
I am suppose to join BNY Pune on grade I very soon. Wanted to check on how is the bank doing in the recession time. Any chances of layoffs predicted? Is the bank suffering any loss?

like

I just fired our 2nd digital agency because they over promised and seriously under delivered. How do I find an agency that I can trust to do the work we’ve agreed to?

like

Does anyone have any insights about the layoff rumors at Morgan Stanley?

like

Anyone get laid off while on a work visa during Covid? What did the days/weeks after look like for you? What did your agency do for you, if anything? A bit worried and trying to be prepared for the worst case.

like

Seems quite a few of us have been laid off in the past couple weeks - I vote we take a breather, pool our points and miles, and travel the world (on our own terms) together ✈️

like

I was recently laid off and I am actively search for a new role. I am mainly targeting Business Analyst, ScrumMaster, Product Analyst, roles but I am open to others.

Must be located in Austin, Texas or fully remote.

EXP
5 Mo- Business Analyst 3
1.5 Y- Venture Capital Associate
1.5 Y- Strategic Planning Analyst

Certifications
ScrumMaster
Specialist Accounting and Finance
Specialist Business Intelligence

Contact
737-707-5156
ajaspercannon@gmail(dot)com
www.linkedin(dot)com/in/jcstrategy

like

I have a performance call set up next week. High probability of getting laid off. ( Bench time high). Tips to handle the anxiety, discussion and post laid off life?

like

More Posts

Note to self: stop wasting money on women on dates. I’m tired of this honestly.

likefunny

What does Business Analyst at band A2 means in EXL services?

like

Hello, I am seeking new entry level work as Helpdesk Analyst or Technical CSR staff (onsite or remote ) based in London. Computer Science graduate who got laid off from a small size company warehouse role recently before Christmas’s “quite” season. Have overall past work experiences (1 year) in ICT sector work with public services nature as well as customer services operations but most “entry level” work still want 2/3 years work experiences or last 2 years of job references.

like

Does everyone in a sales/sales management role have KPIs? If so, what are your daily/monthly/quarterly expectations?

like

Hey Guys, off topic question... My mom has a savings account in a Punjab National Bank branch. Recently while trying to do transaction branch manager is informing her account has been blocked as per SEBI directive, he is not showing any proof for the same. Now my mother does not even have a DEMAT account, nor does she have any dealings with stock market. Any suggestions on what to do regarding this? Please help with suggestions, we are completely lost as to what to do. Punjab National Bank

like

Is Deloitte's human capital consulting service line worth joining? Also, do they offer any tuition assistance or transfers if I want to study abroad? Deloitte Deloitte USI Deloitte India

like

Any vendor recommendations for Philadelphia? We have our venue, now need florals, photographer, videographer, etc. thank you!

like

Hi people!
I wanted to know if Accenture hires Data/ Business Analyst as freshers?
If yes, please help me with refferal.
I do hold 2 years of work experience in total and have up skilled myself with all the necessary tools.

Thanks!

like

Rated a 3~Staff 1, worked harder and longer than all my peers. The rating system is such a joke at EY, compared with staff 2's so they can hand out lower raises for longer

like

Republicans who voted biden: who are you voting for in January?

like

How many psychiatrists
are here ? Is there someone interested on researching about history of medicine?

like

Looking to transition into tech sales from real estate. I’ve had sales training in the past and have 2.5 years cold calling experience. Any advice on career path / has anyone else done the same?

like

Best marketing books/videos for a brand new advisor that is building their book from scratch?

like

What are your thoughts on the limited edition Grand Seiko Anniversary watch? Inclined to buy it, want to hear your opinions if it’s a good idea or look for a alternative.

Post Photo
like

Considering the current situation how will a hiring manager view an email from me asking of next steps after a really promising interview I had over a week ago. She emailed me last Thursday con’td

like

Unpopular Opinion: Power BI > Tableau

like

Are there any numbers on how many people got corona virus from grocery shopping?

like

What's a red flag in a pharmacy job application or interview? I'm applying for retail but would appreciate input from anywhere. My last retail job was crazy toxic and I didn't realize it until way too late, so I promised myself I'd ask good questions before taking a new job.

like

Look for a job where hiring entry level medical coding jobs in Sacramento ca or in greater Sacramento area?

like

Additional Posts in Advertising

Would you charge a higher day rate for Big Tobacco? I somewhat still smoke, and I know that the effects of advertising somewhat played a macro influence on my decision to pickup. But in the end, I picked up because I was a "good boy" high-schooler who moved to college, threw up middle fingers to conservative upbringing, and tried to emulate the folks who looked cooler than me. So I'm not totally morally against it, but I feel like I should charge like I am.

like

Considering a move...what are the best suburbs of NYC factoring in commute, schools, and affordability?

like

Got offered a job doing internal communications at a top tech company, largely writing-based. Will this kill my advertising/copywriting career?

like

What agency is doing the best work currently in Chicago?

like

Hey, L’Oreal, Camilla Cabello didn’t make a comeback. Also, she likes dropping the n-bomb. A lot. Buyer beware.

like

HLK St. Louis layoffs?

like

The weather is 73 degrees, cloudy, and slightly windy here.

like