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Anyone leave their big 4 job and end up regretting it?

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Well I just joined a new project and had some challenges adjusting. After some reflection, I realized that I took the easy way out. Instead of working through my problems I ran.

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Consensus is really only 1 person regrets? Interesting. (I left but no regrets)

I’m leaving in a week. All my office partners said to let them know if I ever want to come back (hoping it won’t suck but nice to have the option)

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