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I currently work in pharma and I never intended to do it long term. But it’s great pay. Very stable. Working on TV. I love my team and creative directors, and it’s likely I’ll get promoted in spring. But there’s another senior role opening on the retail side at my agency. Tougher CDs, a lot less stability, but possibly better opportunities. What would you do? 🆘

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Please convince me, I’m so torn about this

Unless you are looking for a change for the worse in terms of work life balance, I’d stay at the pharma co. Agencies are notoriously awful places to work.

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Oh I am currently at an agency; this would be moving from the same agency’s pharma side to their retail side! I know exactly what it’s like to work there 😂

Better opportunities in what way? More creative/interesting? More money? Is that worth the loss of stability and the CDs you seem less then thrilled about?

I think the role will definitely come with more money, though probably the same as if I was promoted in pharma too. More creative and book-worthy probably but yes, to fear of losing stability and people I love working with is real

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