I’m 30 and want to work hard, learn and grow But I also don’t want to feel like a burnt out slave… is going in-house less demanding than agencies? Pros/cons of moving? 😔

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I feel this, I freelanced after burning out at agencies. Getting paid for the hours you put in made a world of difference.

In house roles (not at a startup) are fairly calm and more 9-5 based which is a huge pro.

Con would be less innovation and more red tape, most of my meetings are just trying to find who does what in the organization.

Wishing you all the best and rest!

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I went in house and work more now than I ever have in my whole life. But I went from being tenured at an agency to being the first hire in an in-house marketing department so we are basically a start up for a large brand. Honestly, not sure I would have taken the role if I knew what I was in for.

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Do you find yourself constantly working beyond your set work hours?

Like I said, discipline is key. I’m so often tempted to start work at 8:30 am or “hey I’ll just check my inbox before bed” but that can lead to thinking about the work when you need to be decompressing from the day. I hope you find your stride! Baby steps, start making micro choices now and hopefully that leads to better decisions for your long term mental health.

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