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I’m a manager at EY. And I am THIS CLOSE to responding to that LinkedIn recruiter and just getting another job. Years of Big 4 life is killing me slowly...

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I'm a manager too, just turned in my laptop yesterday. Your health and happiness are worth more at this point. We paid our dues. If you change your mind you can ALWAYS come back anytime. Many HAVE quit and boomeranged back to take another shot at partner. The door is ALWAYS open, but you only have ONE life. That's what gave me the courage to walk away.

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So, do it.

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not even manager yet but work is killing me

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Do it. One chance encounter (was not actively looking) opened my mind and doors I never considered before. I will be tendering my RL soon (think next week). There is a big need in the industry that can satisfy your goals without you or us dying and getting a measly PBB and salary increase year over year.

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Do it. It never hurts to look around at other opportunities.

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I am a boomerang and the grass is always greener on the other side. Talk to the recruiter but you won’t know until you meet the prospective employer. Look for growth, money, promotability and most important of all the people

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And one more thing from me - definitely keep good relations with your old coworkers and teammates. Somebody I worked with was a boomerang who left as manager and came back after a 3-4 industry stint right back with their old group. We are human. My own partner had revealed to me he had an offer on the table to leave the manager for really good money and was told to just trust the process... He did and made partner. It was very enlightening to know he had the same decision to make to leave or stay. We all have to come to the crossroads at some point and choose. Just know that if you do leave, boomeranging is becoming much much more common and I would argue it's very professionally enhancing to get some industry exposure at the manage level to understand the operational challenges outside of PA.

Do it then

Reach out to those you know in industry. It makes it easier to switch if you know where you’re going

Thank you all for the input! This is so helpful and refreshing.

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