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myfacewhen Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)17:52 UTC+1 No.159477 Report

from marketing team + CEO, at 4:30pm.
"HEY, make a map with 20 bars in (City goes here) that we can print on A4 with a description of each place and on the back tons of bullshit about our company for the world cup, because the world cup is starting tomorrow! Have it ready for print tomorrow EOB!"

me - "I need your copy, the map (vector would be nice), the names and descriptions of the places"

Marketing & CEO - "OH YEAH LOL WE DON'T HAVE THAT YET"

me - "I'll start laying out with dummy text"

this is my day job, and I have a folder structure for print projects like this where my team can dump in all their copy and images.

me - "ok guys the project folder is set up under (folder name here). Waiting for your stuff! :)"

CEO sends me copy as a jpg.
Marketing sends me a google doc
They have no map.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)18:19 UTC+1 No.159488 Report

All the while I'm sat in a 5 star hotel, drinking fine beer doing easy work for a client that is paying for all of my luxury.

Gf Op, Gf.
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Anonymous 06/11/14(Wed)18:47 UTC+1 No.159499 Report
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>>159477do something...
>>159477
do something with paint
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)00:47 UTC+1 No.159559 Report

I had a job where they would pull this shit all the time. Constantly staying three or four hours late because everything was last minute, no one had any idea of what they should be doing, and everyone had to make pointless changes. It was horrible.

Then I got a job where my boss didn't take shit like this. He managed expectations from the higher ups and set some ground rules: here's the absolute minimum timeline to get something done, if the creative brief isn't filled out with required copy, images, offers, etc then the project isn't moving forward. Got to manage expectations.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)00:50 UTC+1 No.159561 Report

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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:23 UTC+1 No.159673 Report

>>159559
Op here, the thing that pisses me off the most is that my CEO has agreed to promote me to our Art Director if I'm able to manage this stuff, but then doesn't follow the guidelines I prepared for marketing (that he approved and agreed to).

They will be so fucked if I leave
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:44 UTC+1 No.159676 Report

>>159673
Yeah sounds like you might be fucked.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)21:51 UTC+1 No.159678 Report

>>159676
That too.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)23:13 UTC+1 No.159692 Report

protip OP, go to mapbox.com
you can use their free version to make maps with any colour for roads, buildings, water etc. Looks neat. You can't export vector data with the free one but i just screenshot it closeup and patch the tiles together. I make architecture graphics and it works very nicely.

Also you're printing on A4, vector isn't really necessary. I know it'd be nice in case they ask you to print it bigger sometime but hey who cares.

The lack of descriptions is kind of bullshit but it's their map, if they want it to have twenty locations of lorem ipsum it's up to them.
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Anonymous 06/12/14(Thu)23:43 UTC+1 No.159697 Report

>>159692
Sorry but nah fuck that

>>159477
OP don't let them walk over you, just point out the job can't be done properly until you receive the correct assets. Going out of your way to correct the incompetence of others just means they'll expect that incompetence to always be corrected instead of working with you properly
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smoker 06/13/14(Fri)06:03 UTC+1 No.159773 Report

>>159692
>mapbox.com
That's a pretty neat resource. Thanks anon. I bet ill use it for something.
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Anonymous 06/13/14(Fri)14:34 UTC+1 No.159802 Report

>>159692
hah. Our product uses open street maps + map tiles (or something like that). So I had our ios dev export the map with the exact size I wanted.
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Anonymous 06/14/14(Sat)19:25 UTC+1 No.159972 Report
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>>159477Nigga. You gay....
>>159477
Nigga. You gay. Do the fucking job,nooblet, and stfu. It's always like this. You are NOT a decision maker, be that employee your momma raised you to be. First thing last, last things first, boy.
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Anonymous 06/15/14(Sun)13:04 UTC+1 No.160087 Report

>>159802
okay.
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