{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "It’s so hard seeing so many people make so much more money by switching to new firms. I’m making a strategic move that will probably command more comp in 3-5 years than I would have made if I hadn’t made the jump but my salary bump (25%) isn’t nearly what everyone else is getting right now because I’m basically starting over in a new area. I have serious FOMO. I *think* I did the right thing but now I’m all caught up in comparing myself! Could use some words of encouragement or advice, y’all…", "post_id": "614cb646b57e0600290776cf", "reply_count": 16, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

It’s so hard seeing so many people make so much more money by switching to new firms. I’m making a strategic move that will probably command more comp in 3-5 years than I would have made if I hadn’t made the jump but my salary bump (25%) isn’t nearly what everyone else is getting right now because I’m basically starting over in a new area. I have serious FOMO. I *think* I did the right thing but now I’m all caught up in comparing myself! Could use some words of encouragement or advice, y’all…

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Stop benchmarking off others. You made a judgment call for your career, now either stand by it or reassess

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I knooooooow. 😭 You’re right.

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Also realize the offers on here are skewed in that people will only post extremes one way or another. It’s not typical, as much as it seems.

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I honestly hadn’t considered that. Thank you.

Comparison is the thief of joy. Anytime I start getting fomo, I take time off social media and try to appreciate the things I do have. It’s good to be competitive and get your worth but not at the expense of personal contentment

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Very well said. I also get FOMO but unfortunately I don't appreciate what I have..

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Take into account people most definitely lie / embellish on this app

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Hasn’t considered that either, actually. Very true.

I’m moving to the gov in a executive role that is essentially matching my base with no bonus, but I know the leadership expierence at the top levels of a agency will be worth it in the long run. And if not, consulting will always be here. You do you OP.

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Thank you and good luck in your new role. 💛

25% isn’t bad…

I would agree 100%

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Thanks for the perspective y’all. It really just helps hearing it from other people. I know I need to stop comparing but it’s so damn hard!

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