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Ladies, not a mom related post but tangentially related. I am asking because this feels like a safe space: just got offered to apply for an internal strategy role at ACN. I have done some work with...

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I never went internal for that same reason. I’m the breadwinner and I felt like I was putting salary growth on hold. That said there are things more important than money and I understand why some people choose to go internal and stop traveling. Regardless - congrats for the getting the opportunity as I’m sure you earned it!

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...the group and hoped about joining when the travel got to be too much/when I had a kid. No kid for at least a year. And I feel like if I leave client facing now I would be shooting my self in the foot in terms of growth and $$$. The role isn’t purely a support role, but internal strategy within Client and Market so the Work is interesting. Should I seriously think about jumping or not? I am the breadwinner and expected to continually make more money in the next few years. I also don’t want to burn bridges with this group if now isn’t the best time. I always am good at giving others advice on these situations but awful at taking my own.

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I don’t know the compensation yet. And honestly that would be a big deciding factor. I can assume it won’t be as competitive, or if they give me my same salary now it won’t grow. Is it inappropriate to directly ask this?

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I think it is if you go about it the right way. I’m very excited about the offer/opportunity and want to know whether there is any impact to compensation if I accept.

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Might also be good to have coffee with someone else in the group to get some straight talk.

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SM1 - yes, I would like to. The group is very, very small so I worry about my questioning getting around.

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I never went internal because it stops growth and progression. Think about the pros/cons, and what’s most important. I am also the breadwinner.

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