I’ve been at a major firm for 10 years and am considering looking for a smaller boutique firm again. I feel like all of the opportunities at larger firms are earmarked for those just starting their careers which is fine but limits me to the things I am allowed to do (for instances, which conferences o attend).

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Been there. After a certain age (about 48) it was made clear that growth roles were going to “our new young leaders” and that I would be involved but “behind the scenes, supporting the younger leaders”.

No thanks. I may be older but not brain dead or lacking ambition/drive. I wanted to have growth/learning opportunities too. Left, and I am much happier than being quietly shelved at the ripe old age of 50.


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