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Has anyone in a smaller city taken a pay cut to leave consulting? I'm burned out, but trying to gauge if its worth leaving the six figures salary for my work life balance back. My city doesn't have as many options for my skillset

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WLB is never guaranteed at any job. There is nothing in your contract that prohibits them from making you work more, as I’m sure you have seen at Deloitte. Sure, any company can stiff you on raises, bonuses, promos, etc, but they can’t take away your base salary. Unless your new base salary is well above what you want for the rest of your life (including retirement savings), I would never ever take a pay cut.

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You are totally correct! But coming from industry into consulting, I have never seen such terrible WLB. The 9-5(830-430 actually) was real back then, but now I'm 9-9 minimum past few weeks plus weekends. Appreciate your input! Becuase you are right.. who is to say my WLB would be any better (can't get much worse)

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