What, if any, are the warning signs when you’re about to be laid off?

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You’re not being invited to meetings or included on emails. Your workload is light and you have no new projects. You’re not involved in production or execution of your current projects. Your boss avoids you. Everybody’s a little extra fake-nice. You can just feel it.

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You’re headed into a color session to finish a spot but the president of the agency says the Account Director will cover it

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Dying.

You ask ‘what, if any, are the warning signs when you’re about to be laid off’...

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Getting an invite to a “Creative Check In” meeting at 12:30pm on a Tuesday

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Oh....... no.

Everyone else is busy but you.

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My resource manager asked if I'd like to move to a different city.

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You’re idle and there’s no talk about future projects you’re going to be put on next.

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“Hey, can you come to (conference room/office) for a sec.?” You’re Jimmy Hoffa about to walk into an empty room with tarps on the floor.

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Loss of client(s)

Client didn't meet sales goals - undergoing restructuring and cutting costs

Email for entire department to have a meeting. Everyone is required to be present.

HR checks out your linkedin

Your boss ignores you. Dead giveaway

Reorgs, mergers, company got bought

Finance director averts eye contact??

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