Ideally, an agency for which you work as a freelancer has hired you as the square peg to fit into a square hole. A bit like software, there is a distinct interface between the people you are working with – approvals, in-feeds, time lines, and expectations.
Reality is much different. And for you, that is a good thing.
The golden rule is: expect to contribute more, do more, and give more. In the end, you will get more. Here’s why: