Whenever we get a tip regarding a certain boss at a certain agency who’s being an asshole to his or her employees, it’s easy to just shove it into the blind item section and whip up a quick post since these things aren’t the easiest to verify and most of the time, it’s pretty subjective.
But in this case, we decided to dig in a bit more and try to get second opinions from other former employees who could verify what was being said by our original source, who alleges that this particular boss is “universally loathed” and several staffers have left because of this person over the past year.
So, we put out a few inquiries and someone finally stood up and had plenty to say about their time at this particular agency. Truth be told, there was little positive to be gleaned from the boss of our source’s department judging by the latter’s comments. Still, to protect the identities of all those involved, we’ve left out names, gender and major clients (yeah, we know it saps the fun out of it all). Read on after the jump for various assorted tidbits from this former employee (who in industry terms, let’s say, was a veteran) at this notable agency and draw your own conclusions on who they’re referring to.
By the way, we’re hoping to turn this into a weekly item, so if you feel like revealing your nightmarish agency experience, feel free to email us (and yes, it shall remain anonymous if you wish) at agencyspy [at] gmail dot com.