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What do you do when your boss doesn’t have a backbone with the client? (Regardless of objective proof available)

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Context please

example: clients asked to make work using celebrity photos taken from a google search. I pushed back repeatedly because it’d be illegal. I was forced to create the asset anyway, which was rejected by clients because we weren’t first to post. My boss’ resolution is telling the client that I screwed up.

Not all accounts are designed for a backbone

@ss1 or agencies for that matter sadly

Context would be helpful. Toxic client?

Maybe you should have an upfront conversation with your boss about having your back with the client and if it doesn’t go anywhere, maybe going to HR about moving to a different team might be a solution. If all else fails, you should probably consider looking at other options out there.

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