Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower
its going to be pretty damned interesting to see what happens next as it looks like he's done for in advertising.
If Don shopped himself on the market in 6 months, he'd probably end up making as much/more money as he was making at SCP.
Draper's bona fides are well established - he'd incite a bidding war even among the largest firms. If his timing was right, he'd probably be able to land a creative director slot at an even larger firm.
Elite talent at the upper levels is rarely available and in a market as 'shady' as advertising, nobody is without blood on their hands. If Don wanted to go back into the game, he'd probably fall uphill for his troubles.
The interesting question is whether or not he wants to. He's not 'done for
' in advertising, but he may well be done with