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Well, we were the only team on a pitch. We won and still have to hear my boss complaining about me.

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Can you ask him about it? Not directly but about how he feels about the work. If he says it was great or something positive you can say “oh good. Because I’d heard some folks weren’t that pleased.” No need to name him but opens up the subject for conversation and acknowledges you and others know of the general (his) displeasure.

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Kill him. Quietly. In the woods.

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Maybe your work isn't the problem. Could be your attitude towards other people or work.

Not attacking you, just speaking from my own flaws.

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Sorry to hear it. (Congrats on the win.) Do your the complaints have any merit? Or are they petty gripes? (Maybe your boss is jealous of your good looks and winning personality.)

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Fair. But keep in mind that great work rarely wins pitches, it’s usually the safe work that does. So, in a sense, it can always be better. And even if it is great, the best advice I ever received from a mentor (after I’d won an award) was: It can be better. Do it again.

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Nah. he was complaining about the work. Not to me but I overheard he saying that the work could be better. And the fact the he was complaining to somebody else is even worse he could have said that to me. An honest feedback if thats how he feels.

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I ALSO loved how the Snickers Interactive Spectacular OOH translated constellations to create my personalized Zodi-snac. Good sht. I just don’t know how it’s going to help my teams with this 1/4 page print ad.

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