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Been In-House for 2 years now. Doing primarily Employment Law. I was offered a position at one of the Big 4 L&E Law Firms at a smaller office, my salary would be exactly the same I make now. In house has been comfortable but it’s not that challenging and I’m debating if I should go back to a firm. What should I do? Has anyone went back to a firm from in house?

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If you aren’t unhappy in house and you aren’t getting a massive pay increase to move to a firm i would say stay put. Most people at that firm your level are hoping to find themselves in your shoe’s within the next couple years—the grass isn’t greener.

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Completely agree with AA1. If there isn’t a massive pay increase, but there will inevitably be a massive workload/hour increase, I’d stay put and enjoy life. Most people don’t 100% love every aspect of their job, so I’d stay put and enjoy not having to worry about billables, excessive late night/weekend work, etc.

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I’m leaning towards this ^. As the workload will certainly be more to what I do now. With no pay increase, I find it hard to justify to leave in-house.

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