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How to spot the perils of a (not so) creative agency

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10:30 AM | 20 October 2014
by Mel Fenson
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Read this before you take a "creative" job and you may be able to avoid taking a role you don't like.

When I went for my interview, I was seduced by the beanbags.

They said "cool, creative place to work". And after a year of lonely freelance copywriting, I gave in.

And so my three months in "creative" purgatory began.

I hope you can learn from my mistakes.

Is the staff turnover high? Why?

On week two of my job as an agency copywriter, the office manager called a meeting.

She told us that X had left the company with immediate effect. Four weeks later, another employee went home and didn't return. Just airbrushed out of the office.

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