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I know many with families etc are very happy about this long term WFH situation, but I’m a 23 year old who picked this career over other offers because of the travel opportunities and the ability to live in a large city. Is it crazy for me to get into industry earlier because of the pandemic?

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how would moving to industry help advance your goal of traveling for biz while you are young?

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D4, industry has better pay for a 23 year old? Then why am i even here? 😂 Are you one of those folks who thinks quarantine/WFH is never going to end?

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I'm in literally the exact same boat. Same age too. My opinion, it's too early to tell. I'm working with a client in another state over a long term project and they're telling me they're going to be flying me out within one or two months. You could go right into industry. Maybe you're a really young SME and it's worth it. But if you're in it for the traveling too, then I would wait it out.

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It’s been 2 months. The entire world is upside down. Stop being so dramatic and relax until things get back to “normal” before making major career decisions.

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Traveling is not a skill set. Why not focus on getting skill sets when u save those ten hours per week?

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I have a family. Trust me, my wife prefers when I am not pestering her seven days a week. She wants me back on the road and out of her hair. That being said, if you can find a new job that you think you’d like, go for it. Most travel is likely to be limited until 2021.

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D1 & C1 — we have a very happy marriage. We have been together for 20 years, two kids and we still find time for romance. To be a twenty year road warrior while being in a marriage requires a commitment from both parties to make it work. This isn’t my career. It is our combined life as a couple. And we both joke about how we enjoy our time apart.

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If you picked this job solely for travel opportunities, then you aren’t going to last long anyway. Start looking for a new job because constant travel isn’t going to come back for a long time, and you aren’t going to like the real aspects of this job in the meanwhile

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After the novelty wears off, the travel really becomes a liability more than an asset. You work long hours regardless, even when you travel you don’t really have time to go see things in the city you’re traveling to, besides, the industry I work in, most companies are headquartered in remote or tier 2 cities so not much to do anyways. Alternative weekend travel is fun for a little bit too, but you really want to come home after the week is over. Lastly, I think it’s fun to travel when you’re relatively senior, (like senior manager or partner), and can travel 2-3 days instead of 4 days and can plan client dinners and games in the cities. As a junior analyst, that will be a rarity.

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Why would that be crazy

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Lol me

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OP I joined this job for travel and got my first travel gig 3 years later. Be in consulting because you want to do consulting and take the travel as a perk.

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