Found myself seated next to a senior partner on my flight. Made small talk about life, etc. Mentioned I'd like to make partner one day, asked if they could tell me about their role (cont'd)

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I love my job and love my team, but can't deal with OT anymore. My team is short staffed (almost no one left in the staff/senior level), and as a result, I work from 7AM to 2AM and have no work life balance. Should I start interviewing for a job in industry? Or should I discuss what I am going through and how I feel about it with my partner/coach(RL)? My team is aware that I am working long hours but they keep bringing new projects. Hiring freeze and COVID make things even worse now

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I was let go back in April and I was offered a role recently for a Senior Auditor at a midsize firm for $70,000 in California. It’s a $20,000 pay cut from my last role. Is it worth it

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Mid or senior level creatives who started as juniors: Did you work nights/weekends often as a junior and do you feel like that hard work paid off + got you into the position you are now? I'm having a hard time setting work/life boundaries and sticking to them because I'm afraid I will be replaced by another junior who's willing to work harder. But I also don't want to set a bad precedent for myself that will carry into my career later on and cause burnout. Thoughts? Advice?

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I am about to be promoted to senior at a PA firm: is it a step down to take an industry staff accountant role? I don't know how I feel about being a 'staff when I worked hard to get that senior title.

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I was put on PIP today. I was a exprcd hire coming in lst year as senior 1, with no training I was the acting mngr on over 20 accounts taking the role of a mngr on mat leave and a senior. Am I out?

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Being an Acting Senior is a thankless role.

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Title bait and switch? How would you respond? I interviewed for a manager position and they asked me to consider a senior role instead. I have nearly 7 full years of experience in tax.

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Just accepted an offer for a Senior Director role in industry. I’m excited, but terrified- I’ve always been an individual contributor. Anyone have any advice or things I could read so that I succeed?

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Is title really all that important? Senior in audit and I accepted a position who’s official title is associate. The pay is 20% more than what I’m currently making and is more in line with (cont)

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Am I making a mistake? I’m quitting the firm this week and taking 2 months off to grieve my mother passing. I have an offer lined up (signed) for a senior position at a tech company in a new (cont)

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I’m currently an experienced senior interviewing for a role in industry. I wouldn’t be leaving for a management position but the pay would be about 10% more than I’m currently making. Is this something i should consider?

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Looking for some advice on an exit opportunity - Current role - 1 year post-MBA at a T2 strategy firm making $148 Potential role - senior level role at a small healthcare company at $265 + equity Seems like a slam dunk, but is moving to a company that isn’t well known going to harm me in the long run? Should I wait for a F500 role that is lower title / comp but better name recognition? Should I wait until I’m manager? Having a hard time with this from a long term view vs short term

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My son is a senior at Brown University, and was notified he was selected for an interview for a BA position with McKinsey. Any tips for his case prep/ interview?

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It honestly baffles me that consulting companies employ people who have parents in very senior positions at said company. Regardless of if they played a role in their child getting a job, it indirectly favors the kid if their parent is a decision-maker at their firm.

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Started career in consulting, went to industry, now back in consulting as a senior industry expert. No sales targets. Being heavily recruited by another firm to join as a partner and build a practice. 100% comfortable with everything in the role except selling. I have great rolodex and close relationships with many C-level execs but have never approached them to sell services. Any partners have advice on how to start building a book of business when you haven't been a seller?

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I'm senior staff (one of those "JD preferred" gigs) at a top firm, and I'm being regularly bullied by one of my bosses. I've been in the role just over 2 years, and I've had so many panic attacks based on his behavior, I've lost count. I've disclosed the issues and impact to my superiors, starting about a year ago, and finally resorted to making a complaint with hr. I got the spiel about the firm's anti retaliation policy, but I'm not naive enough to buy it. Has anyone faced anything similar?

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I (20s) got fairly close with an older male (40s) in a senior position in my agency and it seemed a harmless banter filled friendship until I was going through a depressive slump and we starting having phone calls outside work hours and he insisted he would be there for me and I’m special etc, then suddenly went cold. I then found out he was doing the same thing with another girl in the agency, and has a history of this behaviour. What do I do? It’s made me proper resent this agency

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is the pay jump from jr. to ad or senior that drastic? Backstory. First generation college student, first in fam to have “an office job with benefits etc and pto.” Recently been seeing a lot of posts about creatives, why certain positions are more likely to get fired etc. what jumped out at me was the $$ people were giving for each position. I assumed jr’s are like 40-50k, ad 50-60k, senior 60-70k. These posts are saying it’s more like 40-50k, 60-70k and 80-90k. Is that real?

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When resigning, do you have to disclose the name of your next employer? I can’t find any language stating I have to in my handbook and I work for a large network. I don’t have a senior role and not going to a direct competitor. Am leaving a toxic team and am worried my manager will ask, or say something like we need to know you’re not going to someone we think is a competitor.

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Has anyone transitioned from audit senior to a client facing role with Uber? I love talking to people but not sure if I like the daily commute. I heard great things about flexibility though.

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I’m hiring for a senior position within my team and need to be sure that they’re hard working, cooperative and capable of managing others. What are some winning questions I can ask when interviewing?

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I'm 35, have 2 kids and at least 2 years away from Senior Manager. No debt. Really want to pursue an MBA. I want to afford myself the opportunity to move up in banking to a D/MD role. Is it worth it??

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I’m confused. I was furloughed from a regional firm, and I’m scared of being laid off. I have an offer from a small cpa firm and an offer from a mid tier firm. My goal has always been to join b4, and I’m going to try when the hiring freeze (HF) is lifted...but what should I do right now? 1. Stay at regional, apply to b4 after HF 2. Take mid tier offer, apply to b4 after HF 3. Take small firm offer, apply to b4 after HF 4. Take mid tier offer, become senior, and then apply to b4 2 years later

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Would you take an exit opportunity for 30k more + 20% bonus eligibility at senior or wait til M and then exit?

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If I just got a job for a senior creative position at an okay indie agency, but then got an offer from an in house creative department for a CD role a month into my new role, would it be bad to take it? Is it a bit of a shit bloke thing to do?

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I accepted a huge promotional offer to a manager role in industry. So I am leaving big4 as a senior. My background check just came through and somehow they have my big4 salary listed, even though I’m 99% sure I checked the box they couldn’t contact my employer. Could the company take back my offer for something lower?

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Agency furloughed handful of team today and another senior was PIPd but quit instead and ECD took new role elsewhere and I want to cry

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Offered a senior Analytics role at a privately held PBM. Total comp is $350k with bonus. However, the brand name is basically unknown. If I’m still early-ish career, is this a good move?

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I recently left consulting for a senior product role at a PE backed fintech. Ask me anything.

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You guys are great, but consulting might not be for me so I’m considering yeeting out. My question: as a staff-level consultant, how much would it help me to wait until I am promoted to senior consultant before leaving? Im going to start a business but if it fails I want to have a decent resume to hop into another role. I’m fresh out of college and I have literally no idea what I’m doing. Thanks all. Insults not appreciated, I am a delicate flower.

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Thoughts on $59k for a senior associate role (no overtime) in NYC?

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My salary just got frozen @ 55.5k (SALT Tax, 1 year of experience). Should I start interviewing for other jobs? Worth it to stay 1 more year and “maybe” make senior? (PwC is 3 yrs to senior standard, 2 yr is early) I have a Master’s in Accounting, and have 1 more CPA test then I’ll be done. Not sure if I have a strong enough resume to receive decent exit opportunities as a first year associate. I’m about to have busy season again and work 60,70,80,90 hour weeks at my low salary. Please advise!!

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Do you think sales has a better trajectory/potential than PA? I’m hearing senior salaries being 25% higher than starting salaries and exit opportunities around 40-45% higher than starting salaries after slaving for 3-4 years. Meanwhile, sales you could make the exit salary numbers in your first year (and in some cases 2x as much even with the pandemic). What are your thoughts? PA is more stable, but I didn’t join accounting to be a CAO, I did it for money—- so where is it...?

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Went from undergrad to a senior role. Never got an mba. worth getting it part-time on my $? I have cash to pay 50%. Want to get it for brand & network. I’m 31. See myself as a CXO down the line. Wdyt?

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Soo I’m on track to take my fifth job in 3.5 years since I got out of school (recruiter absolutely grilled me on my work history habits). But this next one’s a senior role. I should go for it, right?

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Dear fish my CW are in a little pickle atm and aren't sure what to do. Here are our options: a) stay at our network agency and make a big budget ad, or b) go to an indie for a senior team role ❤️🐟

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Biglaw senior associates in Chicago. What’s your exit strategy? Zero chance of making partner at my current firm. In house is hard and likely to get a 50% paycut. Lateral to midsize firms/small firms? Will life style be much better? Or it’s all pretense? Should I use a legal recruiter? Looks to me that they only want to push me to another big firm.

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So what’s the story with all of these very senior diversity and inclusion officers at many of the big advertising agencies? Have they accomplished the hiring of more diverse staff? Or are they just for show? Ours has been here for a few years and there hasn’t been one more African American strategic planner, creative, or account executive hired in that time. Has this position made a difference for people?

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After 3 years of dealing with the worst firm I've ever had the displeasure of working for, I finally landed my dream gig at a small specialty firm. The people at the new firm are all SMEs featured in and contributors to the most notable business publications in the world, less than 100 employees, better benefits, unlimimted PTO, doubled my pay and landed a senior role. Keep looking for what you want and deserve. I'm happy to be forging a better path away from what I've had to endure.

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