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My Truth: I recently left a large firm with great pay, terrible culture, & subtle racism for a small firm, bad pay, & great/open culture. Already looking like one of my better career decisions. (cont)

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Just wanted to share my truth and encourage anyone that may be dealing with subtle racist, conservative white, insecure-ass wigga culture to make the leap! For the first time in my life, I’m letting my personal values drive my career decisions....and I love it! ✊🏾

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I'm upping the ante this weekend on restarting my job search. I'm done with consulting and want to return to a product company for multiple reasons, but mainly for the return of my work life balance. Your post gave me motivation and hope. Thank you.

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Thank you for this post. I have been losing myself ever since I joined my firm. I drift farther and farther from my passions with each arbitrary project that I get staffed on. Not to mention the blatant racism and ageism. I plan on looking for a more fulfilling path in the near future.

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Life is too short living in a culture as toxic as that and no amount of money paid is worth the injury and onslaught. I’ve never regretted choosing right culture over money

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Good for you! Shows that life is all about trade-offs. Enjoy!

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I am stuck because I love my current firm but the travel is a bit much. Yes, I could go to a bigger firm for a $40K bump in my pay but that would mean more politics, horrible projects and poor culture. I am currently very happy at my current firm and well respected. Should I just stay at my current firm in spite of the travel demands?

Could you reduce your travel? If the environment is okay and you’re happy, I’d try to negotiate on the part you’re not happy with. If nothing can/will change, then you may want to leave for a position w/ little to no travel demands. I know I’m not my best when I’m on the road. It was a major factor for me staying in federal consulting and not transferring to commercial.

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