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5 months into my first job. Been given a lot of responsibilities here. Rose from intern, to Jr, to Jr with actual responsibilities leading pitches and overseeing production and all that stuff that I didn't think I'd ever get to do in my first year. I like my CD a lot, they're awesome and a real mentor. Most coworkers are pretty meh but I like some of them. Salary is awful. I've received an offer from a competing agency here... It would triple my current salary. I'm not sure... What to do...

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you’re leading pitches as a junior?? sounds like a sus agency to begin with if they’re letting someone with 5 months of working experience take the reigns in client meetings...

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my agency lets juniors pitch their own ideas. i wouldn’t say leading the pitch entirely but they get invited to all the meetings and after a couple months, if they know how to sell their idea, we leave it up to them. as opposed to my last agency where i never met the client and only the CD and ACD were allowed to talk to them overseeing production however is another ballgame, havent done that yet lol

....or leverage the new job to get a salary increase at your old job. And if that doesn’t work, walk away because then you know your worth to them.

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Was about to say the same and surprised no one has. When I was a junior, I was in a similar situation. I went to my current agency and was upfront with them. Told them that I received an offer for XX amount. Told them I would stay if they matched and if they ALSO gave me a few things as well (upgrade equipment, title bump, office, etc). Didn’t think they would match... but they did. // Feel free to message me.

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Chase the money.

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What do you make now? I mean.....triple? What’s the catch?

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Take the money! Don’t worry, the next place will exploit you too!

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Money.

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What country? Doesn’t sound like USA or UK to me so I’m not sure how much fair pay is where you are.

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Take it.

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It sounds like you know what’s right. Follow your heart

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Honestly, you need to post your current salary, and the salary you’re being offered because there’s no way your salary is being tripled.

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at the end of the day, we all work jobs because we need money. please make the jump and get paid what you're worth!

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You have to look at the opportunities you're getting though. Leading pitches is huge and not likely to happen anywhere else

Yeah but leading pitches fucking sucks? You know what doesn’t suck? Having money and being able to afford basic necessities like food and shelter.

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Take the $$

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