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M at T2 (think OW, S&), with offer to join retail corp as SM with 15% paycut. Corp is a bit better positioned vs retail industry challenges but not immune. Have been extremely unhappy in consulting, contemplated quitting many times. Have spent 6-12 months seriously trying to exit and many interviews. Have gotten some mixed reviews of new corp (including bad WLB) and worried about taking a cut for this. Thoughts?

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If you’ve heard poor things about WLB then you might end up in a similar situation with just you making less money. I wouldn’t risk it for a pay cut unless you’re absolutely certain this is what you want to do.

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Unless you have a burning platform in consulting, stay and keep looking. This doesn't sound like what you want to do, nor does it sound like a great offer on its own merit.

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I'm from a T2. Made it a point to leave during a good project instead of leaving during a bad project. I recommend that regardless of exit... good or bad. I'd recommend against this exit btw

Jumping from one job you don't like to another one you're not crazy about in a struggling industry and taking a pay cut doesn't sound like a recipe for success. I would hold out for a job you're excited about switching to as long as you can handle your current situation a little bit longer. Frequently switching jobs is a red flag that may keep you from getting something that would be a great long term fit later on.

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