Whats been your biggest career problem to date and how did you / do you plan to overcome it?

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Trying not to become an arsehole when things are going well.
Trying not to think I’m an arsehole when things are going badly.
Everything else can be overcome by a deep breath then working through the issue until you sort it.

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I thought the people in advertising would be curious, smart, or at least humane, and I was so wrong that I plan to leave the industry.

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Working with toxic people and clients. THEY ARE REAL.

I was actually fired from a job because the AD didn’t like me after only being there 30 days. I did nothing wrong…her reasoning mentioned in the meeting in which I was fired was I left a person off an email when trafficking a video to their media partner. It was my first time emailing them…I immediately noticed and looped them in…then the partner replied and said they don’t even work there anymore so I had an old list. It was personal…had nothing to do with my work (took me awhile to realize this.) In this same 30 days I had the client tell me to my face that they didn’t like me after I have only known him for 48hrs. It was wild ya’ll….I was in shock and took it extremely hard. It was my first break at a big agency in Chicago and it blew up in my face for what seemed to be a direct attack on who I am as a person. I recognize I am not perfect…but…I generally get a long with most people…

My point is…there are a lot of people in this industry that SUCK. There are out of control egos that are attached to people that are burned out and have horrible home lives (assumption…but probably factual).

BUT…there are also a lot of amazing, kind hearted, supportive people too that want to make and coach people to make great work. Find them…and if you aren’t surrounded by them now…leave and go find them. It is not worth it.

Also, don’t let these toxic people make you think for a second that you are not capable and good at what you do. Or that you are not worthy of being a leader at a company.

I was quite depressed for about 6months after that and started questioning myself and my strengths. It’s been years but now I consider myself to be quite successful, am able to nurture a positive work environment and continually receive positive feedback from direct reports, superiors and team members. I am not the person they made me feel like I was…

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I desperately want to move back home. Not just to be closer to my family and friends, but also because I’m not the biggest fan of London. The problem with that is that there’s no ad industry in my hometown at all.

I’d be throwing away my career and missing out on the juicy salary and title that comes with staying here.

Still working on a solution…

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Had a fight with my MD or let's say more like argument. After that the next 2 months was endless nitpicking and pulling me for mistakes that aren't really in my control.

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Who should I escalate to?

PS: Ignore typos. Written in anger

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