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What was the straw that broke the camels back? I’ll start. CEO wanted every employee to have a bio. Format was approved. 50 interviews and write ups. He decides against the format and wants a rewrite.

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This wasn’t in advertising, but my CEO walked up to me and said “I have absolutely no idea what you do here or what value you add to the company” and walked away. I ran the billing and payroll departments 😐

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The cco asked my partner and I (at the time leading campaign on a new biz pitch) to add a “4 minute birthday video for a telecom client ceo” to our workload. We had to write, direct and edit it ourselves from stock footage. I freaked out

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We were briefed to just simply refresh our concept from last year for this year's experiential assignment. We did so with some fun simple changes and plus ups but concept remained the same as they requested. Today, in our SECOND round presentation, they questioned the entire concept. My art colleague and I looked at each other with our mouths agape. "Hate" is such a weak word for what we have.

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^ Oh, no, you fell for a classic shitty scenario 😔 It's never what they want! It's just that they don't want to pay for a new concept! Your account team should've done better...

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Well, we're gonna end up paying for it in some crap form or another. New clients on the account so it's been a really rough learning period. Ugh.

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