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Getting a serious case of "grass-is greener-on-the-other-side" syndrome right now. Looking into IB positions. Worth the switch?

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IB hours are even worse than consultant's. I have a friend who has to sleep with his phone in his hand so that he can feel the phone vibrate and respond within minutes

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I switched after MBA. I learn a lot more in consulting, like the work better in consulting but to each their own, have much better exit options (and at least at Bain, equal for stuff like PE), I personally find the stress levels pretty similar between jobs but people are nicer in consulting, lifestyle is definitely better in banking but for me the difference is Friday and weekends and M-Th aren't that different, pay in banking is better but not crazy different (at my level, maybe $200k vs $250-300k). Single biggest thing for me is learning

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Lol

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Shit D2, how much do you have invested. And also, how much didn't lose in January... We all did well in Feb...

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I've done both and prefer consulting by far. Any Q's specifically?

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IB work is high stakes, but ultimately repetitive. Get some money in play in the stock market (#independence) and supplement your income that way. Last month I made equal income from this job and from the market.

@Bain why the switch and why do you prefer consulting? Also how easy/possible is it for me to make the jump?

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