As I celebrate 5 years as an independent creative, I’m grateful for everything. Every little bit of the past lends something to what we are today. And I appreciate being able to look back at my entire career and experiences — and recognize the ignorance of youth, the grace of perseverance, the rewards of honest working relationships.
In honor of my anniversary, I present: 5 funny things I’ve heard during my ad career.
We’re gonna put X on the copywriting. Because she’s younger.
You can’t have a raise because your billable hours are paying for other people’s salaries.
We can’t have JUST a woman copywriter. Make up a man’s name and we’ll put it on the cubicle next to you. For when clients come in. Put some of your papers in there, too, so it looks used.
Monday: No, we don’t need a writer on that account but thanks for asking.
Tuesday: He’s going on the trip because they might need a writer.
Stop trying to be more than you are.
Honestly, people say the funniest things. I bet you’ve heard a few things as well. I showed you mine – will you show me yours? Put them in the comments below.