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Hi fam, I need some advice. I have an offer to leave consulting to go to a “startup” I’m really excited about. That said, the comp is on the lower end of what I was hoping for (slightly lower than what I’m making now, including equity) and there’s a very good chance I’m getting promoted to manager next month at my current firm. No room to negotiate TC so that’s off the table. I’ve interviewed for a few FAANG roles (which didn’t work out for a mix of reasons) with TC much higher than...

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... what I’m currently making. Every situation is unique but I’m interested to hear from folks who have been in a similar situation. Is it a dumb move to leave right before I make manager? Do the learning opportunities and rapid (potential) promotion and comp advances outweigh the downside of a pay cut?

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