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Got a job offer client side. Would be making 30k+ more BUT it's a long term contract role (no benefits, Paid PTO etc.). I'm not unhappy or happy where I'm at currently. What to do what to do.

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Is 30K equal or more than 40% of what you currently make? Because that’s what you need to set aside for taxes.

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if you’re my boss plz don’t leave 🙏🏻

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How solid is the client? No nice way to say this but you're at R/GA so this could be a great opportunity to get out of the agency world.

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If it's work you are excited to do, and you are going to make more doing it (i.e. more than it costs to cover the benefits you'd be paying on your own), go for it. You'll be happier and better compensated. No?

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Your benefits/PTO/401k contributions might be worth at least $30k. Financially you’ll probably end up breaking even...

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Obamacare runs at like $500-1000 a month for a shitty unusable insurance policy. Look for 2-3x the money you make full time.

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Looks like everyone from R/GA is encouraging you to leave. Do it!

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Would you be unhappy or happy there? And would that be a greater level of happiness to where you currently are? I’d say it sounds too good to pass up!

Long term it probably makes more sense to go client side.

Jesus are you really crowd sourcing this? Nothing is going to change agency side. Go and be merry

No way. You’ll spend half that on insurance alone. Why make the move?

The work we do is the best part of any clients day. The rest of their jobs are filled with less freedom, entrepreneurial spirit and frankly, laid back attitude of achievement than here. So that’s a no go for me. And for only $30k ($18k or less after taxes and paying for health care and zero 401k contributions from the employer ) it hardly seems worth leaving a permanent job to what is in essence a freelance gig. But as you are clearly not happy here you should leave. Make room for people who love it here and committed to make it better.

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